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The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

New Medical Device for Migraine Headaches: Is It Right for You?

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Cefaly is the first medical device authorized by the FDA for the prevention of migraine type of headaches.

What a Life-Saving Baby Warmer Taught Me About Technology

Jane Chen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jane Chen

Technology alone can't solve massive global problems like infant mortality. However, technology powered by love can.

Building Better Healthcare From the Bottom Up

Krista Donaldson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Krista Donaldson

Health ministries and global health experts talk a great deal about finding the right incentives to change behavior to improve healthcare. Yet, from a design -- and human -- perspective, I wonder if we need to flip this thinking on its head.

We've Seen the Future of Translational Medicine and It's Disruptive

Steve Blank | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

A team of 110 researchers and clinicians, in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health in 25 teams at UCSF has just shown us the future of...

When Doctors Become Salesmen, Patients Pay the Price

David Magee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
David Magee

I ran the numbers. My 20 percent co-pay on their inflated price was more than I would have paid had I bought it online and left my insurance company out of it. It gnawed at me.

Where There Is No Doctor

Socheata Poeuv | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Socheata Poeuv

The FDA is going to have catch up with technology, doctors are going to have to practice letting go, the tort system is going to have to be reformed, and patients are going to step up if we're going to solve this health care crisis.

Technology in Health Care: Thriving in a Patient-Centric Era

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bobby Grajewski

The present is a great time for health care innovation. Instead of looking at the shutdown in Washington, D.C., or the battle over the Patient Protect...

Can Health Care Be Hacked?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

As the pace of innovation is speeding up elsewhere, health care innovation lags behind. Can a hackathon help? What can health care learn from contemp...

Medical Devices Must Include Identifier Codes, FDA Says

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Toni Clarke Sept 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a long-awaited rule on Friday requiring companies to include co...

Pipelines to Pacemakers: Defending Our Medical Devices With Help From the Energy Sector

Tom Patterson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Tom Patterson

The FDA dropped a bombshell on the health care industry last month, and companies are missing the quickest and easiest way to respond.

Fashion a New Career? Try On Wearable Technology

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

The rapid acceleration of technology has changed the way people work, communicate and live their lives. As a result, mainstream careers have changed and will continue to change.

Medtronics Manipulates Safety Data -- When a Fine Should Become a Crime

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Spencer Aronfeld

It is perfectly legal and common for physicians to prescribe medication and medical devices for "off-label" use. But the FDA prohibits manufacturers from directly promoting the unapproved use of their products.

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.

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.

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

XPRIZE | Posted 03.04.2013 | Health News
XPRIZE

By Tarun Wadhwa Tarun Wadhwa is a Research Fellow with Singularity University studying how exponential technologies can be used to solve public policy...

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.

In The Future, Medical Devices Will Dissolve Inside You

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — As consumers we want our electronic gadgets to be durable. But as patients, we might want them to dissolve — inside our bodies. ...

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...

Boehner Aide Draws Scrutiny For Ties To Lobby

Republic Report | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Earlier today, the House of Representatives moved to help save $30 million dollars for medical device companies while defunding programs designed to e...

White House Threatens Bold Action On Obamacare Provision

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House officials threatened a veto Wednesday of a Republican bill that would repeal a tax on the makers of many medical device...

Patients' Voices Are Changing Medical Devices

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Traditionally pharma and medical device companies design health tools for health care professionals and in clinical settings. What's been missing is any thought about the end user: the patient.

Janean Chun

From Tragedy, A Life-Saving Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business

Marie Guion-Johnson lived an idyllic life -- she was working on her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, her 41-year-old husband, Robert Guion, was a...

A Novel Way to Create American Jobs: Brought to You By the Medical Device Industry and Congress

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

At stake is whether medical devices that are put in your body, cardiac stents, heart valves, knee and hip implants, among others, will be subject to safety tests in humans before they are approved by the FDA.

Engineering a Healthy Tomorrow for the Poorest Billion

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

It is not everyday that you hear the words big Pharma, billionaires, philanthropists and eradication of diseases in the same sentence. Well, Monday, January 30th was one such spectacular day.