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Macaw Eats Again, Thanks To World's First Titanium Beak

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.26.2016 | Good News

Gigi's got a blingy new beak. The macaw, recently rescued from captivity in Brazil, is eating solid foods again after being fitted with the world's fi...

Speeding Ineffective and Unsafe Treatments to Market in the Name of Patients? Not So Fast

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

It is not a bottleneck at the FDA that is to blame. Medical research is simply not producing the breakthroughs needed for breast cancer. And we should not let a reduction of safety and efficacy standards replace our demand for safer and more effective treatments.

2014 Is the Year of Health

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Each year takes on a unique character, so will this be the year of midterm elections, the year of political revelations, the year of electric vehicles...

Your Next Doctor Could Save Your Life From Hundreds Of Miles Away

XPRIZE | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Peter Murray Contributor, Singularity University. Collaborating with colleagues through a telepresence robot, taking notes while the teacher lectu...

World's Tiniest Telescope Treats Blindness

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Thanks to technological advances in microsurgery and space-age breakthroughs, people like James Hindman with Age-related Macular Degeneration have new hope from the world's tiniest telescope that's implanted into the person's eye.

10 Diabetes Advances in 2012

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

As we count down the days to the end of the year, here's a round up of 10 diabetes products, drugs, gadgets, and insights that occurred in 2012.

What New Advances In Medical Devices Are Doing For Aging Americans

Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mark Baard Science's latest wonders, from a telescopic eye implant to artificial joints with microchip monitors N...

Health Care Kiosks Spring Up in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gillian Love | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Gillian Love

Students have enrolled in classes that will allow them to go above and beyond what is imagined, much less expected, of young adults. Their plan: Mashavu Networked Healthcare Solutions, a self-sustaining telemedicine system, designed by students to be implemented in rural Kenya.

Physicians: Endangered Species

Ronald Ricker | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

Sadly, in the ongoing, often vitriolic debates about health care for us all, Americans have lost sight of the iconic importance of our physicians and medical scientists -- the foundation of our medical health care system.

Newt Gingrich: Facebook Can Save Lives

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Americans find long-lost friends on Facebook. They meet on Facebook. They post pictures of parties, vacations or even family photos on Facebook. But ...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Rethinking 'Medical Miracles'

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

To a degree, the medical miracles of yesterday have slowly become the miraculous advances of today. Many previously unexplained situations are now seen clearly from a scientific standpoint.