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Donating Your Medical Data To Science

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.09.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

There have been projects such as the UK's Biobank to encourage data sharing, and the White House recently launched it's Cancer Moonshot initiative to screen around 250,000 samples to hunt for biomarkers that are signs of cancer. Time will tell if these really are the start of something bigger.

A Prescription for Smart Government Rulemaking

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 12.20.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Imagine the rising din of buzzing wings. Millions of mosquitoes flitting about in dense swarms on a small island. Now imagine an equally cacophonous ...

It is Getting Harder and Harder to be an Optimist

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 12.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Trish Vradenburg

The recent announcement by Eli Lilly that a new drug intended to slow memory loss in people with Alzheimer's had failed a late-stage clinical trial fe...

How Can Wearable Technology Improve Cancer Treatment?

Quora | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

How can wearable technology improve cancer treatment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answ...

Researchers Develop New Way Of Securing Medical Data

Adi Gaskell | Posted 11.01.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Speaking to the CEO of health tech startup BenevolentAI recently, they revealed how crucial patient data was to their business. With a rise in data f...

Work in Health Care? Watch Out For These Security Challenges!

Nadya Khoja | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Nadya Khoja

If you work in the healthcare industry, it is important to consider different security challenges that can risk your data and how to mitigate them. Fo...

Rx for Innovation, the Transition Team and the Room Where it Happens

Margaret Anderson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Margaret Anderson

The nation's innovator community has clear ideas for the next president and administration. We should know. Through FasterCures' Rx for Innovation pro...

Here's What We're Going to Do

Vicki Wilson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Science
Vicki Wilson

Medical research isn't top of mind for most Americans, whether it's a presidential election cycle or not. I understand why. We think it's something that just gets done. When we picture medical research, we picture a scientist in a white coat somewhere looking at cells under a microscope. We know it will take years for that cell to become a medicine to become a treatment to become a cure. I

Hitting Your Funny Bone Isn't Funny

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

When you hit your funny bone, you can feel an electric shock (tingling/numbness) in the hand and forearm. You're really not hitting the funny bone alo...

Open Letter To The Presidential Debate Moderators

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

These final debates are the last chance voters get to try and understand the candidates' views on the big issues, and for you, the moderators, to probe more deeply into subjects they've glossed over or avoided.

Medical Billing Services: Is It Worth Hiring Experts For?

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 09.01.2016 | Technology
Adeyemi Adetilewa

The healthcare industry has always embraced technology in order to offer better patient care and medical treatment. In fact, technology has played a...

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

Donna Jackson Nakazawa | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Jackson Nakazawa

When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.

When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

History In Medical Education And The Roots Of Knowledge

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Dr. Magdalena Slosar-Cheah I first became interested in the history of medicine in middle school, when my seventh-grade science teacher lent me he...

Eli Broad on Art, Education and Making A Difference

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Yasamin Beitollahi

This interview was conducted with Eli Broad at The Broad Museum on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at The Broad's exhibition preview celebrating the opening o...

Going Deaf Has Never Been So Loud

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

New York City, the vibrant place I'd once fallen madly for, became a nightmare. The streets were humming, whirring. Tractors moaned, ambulances screamed, the click of lighters and the hiss of brooms brushing cafe floors were torture. I heard everything on one side and nothing on the other; it drove me mad never knowing where each sound came from.

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Lung Cancer in Adolescents: A Grim Inheritance?

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Now, we are focused on using underlying biology in high-risk families to understand why lung cancer occurs in young, healthy patients who never smoked.

Google Should Not Be Allowed to Secretly Collect Private Medical Data

Edward Frenkel | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology
Edward Frenkel

We cannot pass over in silence the secret agreement made in September 2015, giving Google's subsidiary DeepMind access to confidential medical records of 1.6 million Britons.

Why Participate in Clinical Trials?

Kyle Bryant | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

Participating in clinical trials makes me feel extremely hopeful. Any study promises a chance of therapeutic benefit, but to me, none of these drugs work until proven, so therapeutic benefit is not my expectation.

Top Integrative Pain Researcher Urges End to Reductionist Dominance

John Weeks | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Cherkin is offering a key ingredient. Restructuring priorities from the presently reductionist biomedical approach to pain is the stock that will provide a necessary base for the hearty soup of real health care reform.

Google, the Source and Antidote to Bad Medical Advice on the Internet

Eli Schwartz | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Eli Schwartz

The medical advice usually appears on seemingly reputable health websites or even homepages of local family doctors. Additionally, consumers are lulled into thinking the information must be correct because it appears high on Google. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Paralyzed Man Moves Fingers Thanks To Chip Implanted In His Brain

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 12.29.2016 | Technology

Ian Burkhart lost the use of his hands and legs in 2011, when a diving accident left him paralyzed. But a chip implanted in his brain has since allowe...

Informed Consent in a Dangerous Medical Resident Hours Study

Ruth Macklin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The study's goal -- seeing whether more patients die when residents get less sleep -- is ethically unacceptable because research has definitively shown that residents working very long shifts commit more medical errors than their well-rested counterparts.

Computers Offer Hope Amid a Troubling Disease

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 04.11.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

As medical science explores ways to unlock the complexities of diseases related to aging, the results of this study offer welcome news -- and hope.