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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Fitbit Activity Tracker Helps Doctors Decide to Electrically Cardiovert The Patient
While advanced wearables are only now starting to catch on as tools for detecting and tracking of a variety of medical conditions, it turns out that simple fitness trackers that feature heart rate monitoring can be life saving devices. A...
April 7, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Former UnitedHealthcare CEO’s tech-savvy payer startup Bright Health raises $80M
Minneapolis-based tech-savvy payer Bright Healthhas raised $80 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Flare Capital Partners. Bright Health is led by a team of experienced healthcare executives. The company’s...
April 7, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Misonix Launches New Vacuum Assisted Ultrasonic Wound Debridement Technology
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Misonix, Inc. (MSON), an international ultrasonic surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic instruments for spine surgery, neurosurgery and other surgical specialties, today announced the launch of its newest addition...
April 6, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Anxiety Disorders Could be Detected by Saliva Test
According to anxiety.org, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting an estimated 40 million American adults, yet only one-third of adults and one-fifth of teenagers actually receive treatment. TenseSense, a startup out of the...
April 6, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Boy’s Leg Saved by Stanmore Lengthening Device
A 10-year-old Connecticut boy, named Dan, came home from a visit to his grandparents with a limp. No one thought much about it until Dan began to experience pain. Then a visit to an urgent care facility and an X-ray...
April 6, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Nexstim Plc Appoints John Liedtky as VP of Commercialization, General Manager US
Nexstim Plc (NXTMH:HEX, NXTMS:STO), a medical technology company aiming to improve rehabilitation for stroke patients with the use of non-invasive brain stimulation, today announces the appointment of John Liedtky as VP of Commercialization, General Manager US, effective from 1 April...
April 1, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
A Simple Blood Test Could Detect Concussion Almost Right Away
Diagnosing a patient with a concussion is often based solely on a doctor’s evaluation and the presence of classic symptoms, such as headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tinnitus and excessive sleepiness. Sometimes, however, these symptoms don’t emerge...
March 31, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
ArthroMeda gets $2M for hip replacement sensors
In order for arthroplasty surgery to restore proper joint function, surgeons must carefully align orthopedic implants. A Massachusetts startup is developing a simple sensor system that’s meant to improve the precision and efficacy of these arthroplasty surgeries. ArthroMeda just raised $1.9 million,...
March 30, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
AdrenaCard, an Epinephrine Autoinjector The Size of a Credit Card
EpiPens save lives in cases of anaphylactic shock by letting patients with severe allergies deliver epinephrine quickly and easily. Yet, a lot of people don’t carry them because they’re the size of highlighters and are easy to ignore or forget about....
March 30, 2016
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