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Theranos, Tesla, and the Achilles Heel of Disruption

Mary Buffett | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Mary Buffett

For those who have been following this week's food fight between Theranos and The Wall Street Journal, there are illustrative lessons to be learned su...

Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire Shares Wise Words On Female Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact

Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire worldwide, was just 19 years old when she founded her company Theranos, which makes afford...

Blood Tests Could Soon Be As Easy As A Trip To The Drugstore

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

A little-known healthcare start-up is slowly setting the stage to transform blood tests. Theranos, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company that offers a...

10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While the only way to know for sure if you have kidney disease is to get tested, there are a number of physical signs. Sometimes people attribute these physical symptoms of kidney disease to other conditions. This is because those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages, when the kidneys are failing or when there are large amounts of protein in the urine.

From Ebola to Stroke, Timing Is Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
XPRIZE

Humans are terrible at timing when it comes to finding out how to effectively treat health problems. And we're even worse at recognizing our bodies' subtle cues that something might be wrong in the days, weeks, or even years leading up to a health crisis.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

Blood Test That Allegedly Predicts Suicide Risk Only Looks Promising in the Media, Not in Science

Cecile Janssens | Posted 10.19.2014 | Science
Cecile Janssens

This simple blood test for the prediction of suicide risks not only lacks a proper scientific basis but signifies unacceptable ignorance of the motives behind suicide thoughts and suicide attempts. Because of the complex nature of suicide, it is unlikely that a genetic test will ever be the key to prevention.

5 Blood Tests That Are Worth The Prick

Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

These quick, easy tests can reveal hidden risks, explain mystery ailments and help you make better decisions about your health. By Corrie Pikul ...

Pomegranate Extract for Canine Heart Disease

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Heart disease is the second most common cause of death in dogs. Oxidative stress is known to cause damage to many types of cardiovascular cells and is...

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

This Future Blood Test Could Track MS

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato A blood test could one day provide a fast, inexpensive way for multiple sclerosis patients to assess the effectivenes...

The Trigger Shot

Selvaggia | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Selvaggia

The fertility center doesn't have a sperm bank so you need to bring your own. It reminds me of the restaurants where you can bring your own bottle of wine and they charge you a corking fee.

I'm Actually Going Through with It

Selvaggia | Posted 08.12.2012 | Women
Selvaggia

Naming the beneficiary of my eggs in the event something happens to me is not like donating organs; my eggs could create a new life with a piece of me after I'm gone.

My First Consultation at the Fertility Clinic

Selvaggia | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Selvaggia

I have received a few sonogram images via email in the past year, with the following difference: The one my friends sent showed tiny lives growing inside of them. Mine shows an empty womb.

WATCH: Tiny Medical Device Does Impressive Trick

| Jon Cartwright | Posted 04.26.2012 | Science

Good news for people who hate big needles: Researchers have invented a device that could allow diagnostics to be performed with just a single drop of ...

The Issue Many Couples Don't Tackle Before Marriage (And Why That's a Big Mistake)

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.28.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Most couples who are about to take the plunge think they know everything there is to know about each other already. But in most cases, they haven't tackled one very important matter: their health.

China: Where A Blood Test Determines Everything, New Service Offers To Fake Results

Posted 11.27.2011 | World

By Kathleen McLaughlin, GlobalPost BEIJING, China – For at least 10 percent of China’s population, the future can hinge on a blood test. Wh...

New Blood Test Detects Baby's Sex At 7 Weeks

AP/Huffington Post | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP)-- Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research an...