Rita Charon, a Harvard University-trained physician with a Ph.D. in English literature, is the founding chair and professor of medical humanities at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.Continue Reading ...
Jie Zheng, Ph.D., a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at The University of Akron (UA), recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research that will focus on the development of functional biomaterials involved in medical implants. A grant for $340,866 is helping Zheng’s lab to develop a better data-mining method for […]Continue Reading ...
There is a saying among students that medical education is like “taking a drink out of a fire hydrant.” The simile evokes the torrent of information and the impossibility of taking it all in. The type of people who are admitted to medical school aren’t used to being wrong; to call them perfectionists wouldn’t be […]Continue Reading ...
Many top hospitals in the United States are making it unduly confusing or expensive for patients to gain access to their own medical records, say researchers at Yale. Their study appeared on Oct. 5 in JAMA Network Open. Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, federal law has guaranteed patients access […]Continue Reading ...
The EMERALD project, coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, has kicked off. 27 European partners: universities, hospitals and private companies. Supported by the European Union “Marie Sklodowska Curie actions” with 3,3 million euro. Thirteen new PhD students are embarking on a research journey in the area of microwave imaging this month, as part of the EU […]Continue Reading ...
The ground-truth and two enlarged lymph nodes are correctly detected, even though the lymph nodes are not annotated in the dataset. Credit: @SPIE A paper published today in the Journal of Medical Imaging – “DeepLesion: Automated mining of large-scale lesion annotations and universal lesion detection with deep learning,—announced the open availability of the largest CT […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 24 2018 Two new cleanrooms and a high-end laboratory enable the development and large scale production of electrospun scaffolds that meet the stringent requirements of the Medtech Regenerative Medicine Industry Medical Technology company IME Medical Electrospinning, developer, producer and scientific partner in the field of biomedical electrospinning processes and equipment, today announced that its […]Continue Reading ...
The British Standards Institute (BSI) has accredited Oxehealth’s vital signs measurement software as a Class IIa medical device in Europe. This is the first time that software enabling a digital video camera sensor to remotely measure vital signs has been approved as a medical device. No global medical device regulator, including the US Food and […]Continue Reading ...
Retia Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on transforming the practice of critical care by making accurate hemodynamic data available and affordable for use at every bed, today announced that it established a Clinical Advisory Board comprising experts in the fields of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. The Clinical Advisory Board will provide insights […]Continue Reading ...
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield now offers employer-sponsored voluntary accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance products, for effective dates beginning January 1, 2019. These new lines of coverage are designed to provide lump sum cash benefits to consumers recovering from an accident or illness to help pay for daily living expenses – like […]Continue Reading ...
Each wall of the library reading room at the New York Academy of Medicine is lined with tall wooden bookshelves holding leather-bound medical tomes. Atop the shelves perch busts — seemingly all white, all male — lit by two large brass chandeliers. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook New York City’s Central Park and Fifth Avenue. This setting, […]Continue Reading ...
Six is the number of fireplace images, projected on screens, that the organizers of Stanford Medicine Open Mic decided were necessary to transform two medical school classrooms into a space as warm as a living room. White lights trapezing over folded tables completed the look. I sat in the front row, as close as possible […]Continue Reading ...
Genetic testing can play a substantial role in medical management by uncovering changes in genes that are associated with an increased risk for hereditary cancers. A new research study from investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center strongly encourages testing laboratories to periodically review their records and alert physicians when scientific knowledge evolves and genes are […]Continue Reading ...
On a recent Friday morning, more than 30 dentists and dental staffers gathered in a conference room to learn an arcane new skill: how to bill medical insurers. Pacing back and forth, the Florida dentist leading the two-day course advised the participants to stop thinking of themselves as tooth technicians and reposition themselves as “physicians […]Continue Reading ...
Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.Continue Reading ...
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