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Health: How The Inevitable Telemedicine Trend Will Change Healthcare Forever

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Under telemedicine, people can access doctors on a Web cam or through a video conference on their phones. The private insurance industry is moving to provide patients access to medical care 24/7 without an appointment with Skype-like technology that lets patients visit virtually with medical staff.

How Video Conferencing Delivers Education And Mental Health Care To The Arctic Circle

Willa Black | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Willa Black

The territory of Nunavut, Canada is incredibly cold and remote. It's roughly a four-hour plane ride north of Toronto, with temperatures well below the freezing mark for eight months of the year, dark in the winter months and light all summer long. The communities in the north face unprecedented challenges.

U.S. Telemedicine Initiative Tackles Diabetes Epidemic in Libya

Ethan Chorin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Ethan Chorin

This past week 11 Libyan physicians, including diabetes specialists, ophthalmologists and pharmacists, participated in an intensive three-day certificate program in 'Retinopathy Screening for Primary Care,' in Istanbul, Turkey.

How Cisco and Universidade Federal de Sergipe Are Bringing Specialty Health Care To Brazilians

Mario Adriano dos Santos, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Mario Adriano dos Santos, M.D.

I grew up in the state of Sergipe in Brazil. It is located in one of the poorest regions of the country, a small, almost rural state, about 1000 kilometers northeast of Rio de Janeiro. We faced many challenges in Sergipe, but one of the biggest was not being able to access good health care.

The Surprising Tool That is Helping HIV/AIDS Patients in Africa

Dr. Stanley Ndwiga | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Dr. Stanley Ndwiga

Ten years ago, an AIDS epidemic was ravaging sub-Saharan Africa. Today, thanks to better drugs, community outreach, and education, fewer Kenyans are acquiring HIV. At Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Nairobi, clinicians have been given a big boost in the fight against HIV/AIDS through web technology.

Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

While our nation enjoys time away from work, students are home from school and many are taking advantage of the various Veterans Day sales -- our nation needs to stop and remember the significance of Veterans Day.

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.

Daughter's Ear Infection Prompts HealthSpot Founder to Reinvent Heathcare

Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

Steve Cashman, founder and CEO of HealthSpot, grew up taking things apart and figuring out what was wrong with them. His problem-solving skills were h...

5 1/2-Foot Robots Glide Through Hospital Halls

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Robots that will link five San Fernando Valley hospitals together were unveiled Monday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where experts said t...

Healthcare in the Digital Age

William Kennedy, MD | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
William Kennedy, MD

Using modern digital technologies, doctors may soon return to the practice of making house calls, not by carrying a black bag, but by using secured medical airwaves, USB compatible medical diagnostic equipment and their tablet computer.

Hey Anti-Choicers: Coercion Is Always Wrong

John Seager | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
John Seager

Thank goodness Mississippi voters -- as have voters in every other state where this issue has appeared on the ballot -- put the rights of women above the "rights" of fertilized eggs. But how soon until a state does restrict birth control?

Weekly Pulse: White House Takes Offensive Against Health Care Repeal

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is expecte...

Telemedicine: The Next Big Thing?

Roy Schoenberg, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Roy Schoenberg, M.D.

Telemedicine is right for a defined scope of medical care, but is not a replacement for the relationship between a patient and her doctor.

Technology Is the Key to Equity in Access to Quality Health Care

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Advanced technologies in our hospitals will improve the well-being of Americans by shortening hospital stays, decreasing re-admissions and providing electronic prescriptions, among other things.

Why You'll Need A Personal Brain Trainer

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Substantial gains could be achieved by organizing everyday activities that grow neurological abilities and sustain brain health. If the ordinary citizen is to achieve brain fitness, they'll need to work at it.

Innovation in America: An Autobahn, or a Suburban Street With Speed Bumps?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

My fear is that my son's future won't include the rapid pace of innovation that we have enjoyed in recent years. What if decades roll by and innovation stands still?

State Prisons Look To Cut Medical Costs With Telephone Doctors

Quad-City Times | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hoping to combat rising medical costs, Illinois prison officials have quietly begun investigating a new way to treat inmates....

Advice to Obama at G-20 Summit: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I don't know precisely when progressives in this country gave up on free trade. Because when they did, without perhaps even realizing it, they turned their backs on the developing world.

A Presidential Rx to Improve Health in the New Year

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Our country faces significant health challenges including skyrocketing costs, declining funding for scientific research, and lack of innovation in the government's response to emerging threats.