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A Turning Point in the Battle Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

It should not be a surprise that the long treatment journey for MDR-TB makes it difficult for patients to continue to successful completion. One in five patients currently interrupts their treatment or are lost to follow up in health services, while for one in ten patients treatment fails.

Taking Concussions Head-On: Part II

Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2017 | Science
Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D.

Previously, I discussed the serious issue of concussions in sports - at all levels - and some of the efforts being pursued to combat it. Much is being done, but one simple and effective path bears further exploration.

A Call to Action for Scientists: Take It Public

Shannon Haymond | Posted 11.10.2016 | Science
Shannon Haymond

Do distortions and possible misrepresentations of science happen because the public doesn't want to listen, because the messages are absent or because they didn't hear the messages?

Ultra-Cheap Microscopes Could Save Millions of Lives

XPRIZE | Posted 04.12.2015 | Science

The microscope is one of the quintessential symbols of science, invoking images of researchers in white lab coats. Microscopes have been saving lives for decades by helping diagnose any number of deadly diseases, but in many parts of the world, they are in short supply.

Is All Orthodontic Treatment Equal?

Richard Schechtman, D.D.S. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Schechtman, D.D.S.

Good dental or orthodontic care is not a commodity. Not all doctors have the same standards or results. There are differences. How can you make the best choice and investment toward quality orthodontic care for you and your family?

3 Ways We Can Better Prepare For The Next Ebola Outbreak

Joseph Agoada | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

While the feeling of urgency to respond to the Ebola threat continues to decrease, improved contact tracing, connected mobile diagnostics and crisis protocol for telecommunications should remain priorities. Not only will these areas better prepare us for the next Ebola outbreak, but they can be applied to other slow and fast-moving diseases.

The Grim Reality of Digital Health Today

XPRIZE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology

In the past five years, we have committed $33 billion in taxpayer dollars to digitize our nation's health care data. The need was unquestionable, and the potential gains are tremendous. However, the system that has emerged has essentially replicated the acute care-focused health system that has been failing us for decades.

Why Translational Medicine Will Never Be the Same

Steve Blank | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup.

The Device That Will Rewrite Medicine

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.28.2013 | Small Business

Fear can be a powerful motivator. For Walter de Brouwer, it was the fear of not knowing his son’s vital signs when he was hospitalized that led him ...

Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

While more nanomedicine products are becoming available to consumers, big questions remain about their long-term impact on the environment and human health, experts say.

Where Rubber Hits the Road: Reforming Public Sector Management

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The way taxes are collected, budgets and policies are set up, and public employees are managed and behave affect the results that governments can achieve. Why then is reforming public sector management so hard to obtain, since benefits are so obvious?

Science Fiction Reality in the Palm of Your Hand

XPRIZE | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

Devices offered as a service will be key in the next generation of healthcare solutions. By mashing up data from multiple sensors that span therapies and disease states, services can be created based on personal feedback, dashboards and incentives that are both relevant and unique to individual consumers.

Transforming Health and Well Being With Innovative Sensing Technologies

XPRIZE | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology

Every day much of this incredible wealth of digital information about our daily lives and the world around us is going to waste. We've only just started to explore the benefits of using this data.

Cara Santa Maria

Psychiatry And Modern Science: Perspectives On The DSM | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

The DSM is the go-to manual for diagnostic criteria of a wide range of mental disorders, but some question it's validity and reliability.

Narcissism Is Bad for Our Country's Health

Tanya Abreu | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Tanya Abreu

In the heated debate surrounding health care reform in the United States, one thing is consistent and urgent: waste is expensive to our country's health.

Personalized Medicine Is Becoming a Reality

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Personalized medicine has been making steady advances with researchers and physicians, and perhaps a bigger indicator, is now influencing the business model of major drug companies.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Diagnostics For All is a pioneering nonprofit that embeds health tests on a piece of paper the size of a postage stamp. A simple and clean technology that saves millions of dollars and lives.