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Doctors develop a pill-sized 3D camera to help them diagnose cancer

Q&A: Andru Edwards gears up for Seattle Mind Camp 8

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Seattle Mind Camp organizer Andru Edwards Seattle tech writer Andru Edwards, the editor in chief of GearLive.com and a GeekWire contributor, is also the organizer of the longstanding Seattle Mind Camp “unconference” — the 8th installment of which will be held Dec. 15 and 16 in Seattle. So what is...
Q&A: Andru Edwards gears up for Seattle Mind Camp 8
Legally unsound? A book meant to assist doctors becomes a weapon in the courts
Prosthetic hands controlled by iPhone app help a father hold his daughter's hand again

MIT uses nanotech to make cancer easier to detect

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MIT researchers are using nanotechnology to help doctors detect cancer in their patients sooner, increasing their odds of beating the disease....
MIT uses nanotech to make cancer easier to detect

Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

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Sitting down is common in the age of cubicles and computers, but there's been a growing discussion in recent years about its dangers. A new study that examined the habits of 222,497 Australian adults found that those who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent...
Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

Auditioning with the iPad and the iPhone

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Yesterday I returned to my office after spending time with my ailing mother, and in addition to catching up on quite a bit of work, I had to attend local auditions at our theatre. During that time I had both my iPad and my iPhone close at hand. I would...
Auditioning with the iPad and the iPhone

The Google Doctor Will See You Now: Google Improves Results for Health Searches

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Google search is no substitute for actually visiting a doctor, but millions of people use the search engine to look up symptoms every day. Now, Google is making it a little bit easier to connect these symptoms with actual health conditions. The search engine will now automatically display a list...
The Google Doctor Will See You Now: Google Improves Results for Health Searches

Doctors 'risking email privacy breaches'

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Doctors risk revealing confidential information when they try to contact patients over the internet...
Doctors 'risking email privacy breaches'

Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

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Using an fMRI scan on the brain of a Canadian man, the medical team could deduce yes and no answers to simple questions. A Canadian man left in a persistent vegetative state following a car crash 12 year ago, has been able to tell doctors how he feels. The...
Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

Health care robot brings experts to bedside

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A health care robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health allows doctors who may be thousands of miles away to interact with patients at their bedsides.Called RP-VITA, the robot stands 1.7 meters high and rolls around hospitals controlled by an iPad. The robot was designed to bring world class...
Health care robot brings experts to bedside

Digital 'pill' tells doctors when you've swallowed it

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Sensor powered by stomach acid relays information to a patch worn on the skin, which in turn sends it to a cell-phone app that gives your doctor data on your health and your treatment regimen. [Read more]...
Digital 'pill' tells doctors when you've swallowed it

Huge Ruling: Court Rejects Medical Diagnostic Patent

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We've been covering the Prometheus Laboratories v. Mayo Labs case for a few years now, as it was a key case involving whether or not you could patent basic medial diagnostics -- i.e., can you patent basic science and limit doctors from doing such science without paying up. Tragically, in...
Huge Ruling: Court Rejects Medical Diagnostic Patent

New Colonoscopy Tool Is Just Like Google Street View but for Your Butt

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Much more appealing than the inside of your colon. (Photo: Google Maps) There’s Google Street View for mountains and museums, but one thing Google still hasn’t managed to neatly chronicle is the inner workings of your digestive system. The company may not be getting into the medical business any time soon,...
New Colonoscopy Tool Is Just Like Google Street View but for Your Butt

Angel vs. VC: Which Investor Is Best for Your Startup?

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Getting financing for your startup is rarely easy, but if you approach the wrong investor, you can make it even harder than it has to be. “How can there be a ‘wrong investor’?” you might be thinking. “Don’t I just go with whoever is willing to give me the...
Angel vs. VC: Which Investor Is Best for Your Startup?

Challenges for Medical-Record Privacy Rules

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Federal rules that aim to give patients more control over their information are posing technical and administrative problems for the doctors and hospitals that have to implement them....
Challenges for Medical-Record Privacy Rules
Booking a doctor online is getting competitive, as medical startup Practice Fusion eyes ZocDoc's territory

ClickClinica: the app for doctors - video

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A demonstration video of ClickClinica, an iPhone app for doctors that logs patient diagnoses and treatments...
ClickClinica: the app for doctors - video
Mobile: Why Everyone (Not Just Geeks) Should Care About Big Data

Web Pharmacy Switches to New Internet Vendor

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Canada Drugs, an Internet pharmacy and drug wholesaler that sold counterfeit cancer medicines to U.S. doctors, switched to a new Internet vendor. The move could thwart efforts by the FDA to shut down the company's websites....
Web Pharmacy Switches to New Internet Vendor

Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

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Ringadoc, a San Francisco startup that helps doctors manage patient phone calls, has raised an additional $700,000 in seed funding. The round, which included Siemer Ventures, Telegraph Hill Group and Dr. Lyle Dennis, a neurologist and founder of HealthKeep, brings the startup’s total amount raised to $1.9 million. Previous investors...
Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

Briefly: iPhone in opthamology, 1Password, Samsung purchase

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A study by Atlanta's Emory University shows that the iPhone 3G is rated as a better opthamology picture display that conventional PC workstations. The testing focused on time-critical scenarios like a hospital emergency room. An assortment of 350 abnormal images of the eye were used, and the doctors queried assigned...
Briefly: iPhone in opthamology, 1Password, Samsung purchase

Apps Aim to Detect Skin Cancer

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Smartphone apps are inching onto the turf of doctors and medical-device makers, promising to measure heart rates, display X-ray images and detect skin cancer — and prompting concerns about how well they work and whether consumers may rely on their smartphones and skip seeing a doctor. The accuracy of such...
Apps Aim to Detect Skin Cancer

MedRef for Glass uses facial recognition to identify patients, keeps health records

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We've seen a few interesting apps built specifically for Google's wearable but, to our knowledge, MedRef for Glass is the first that includes facial recognition. The basic functions aren't anything terribly ground breaking: you can create and search patient files, and even add voice or photo notes. What makes...
MedRef for Glass uses facial recognition to identify patients, keeps health records
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Samsung patents phone that would send vitals to doctors

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Samsung has filed a patent some time ago with the USPTO for a phone with built-in biometric scanners that is hooked up to the Internet. The so-called biological analysis device would monitor a user's health and could send that data to a hospital, diagnosis service, or a doctor located in...
Samsung patents phone that would send vitals to doctors

QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors

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Social networking for doctors is heating up.  This summer, Sermo, which had raised $40 million for its online physician community, was acquired by health insights company WorldOne.  Last month, Doximity, a LinkedIn-like network for doctors, raised an additional $17 million. And on Tuesday, QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based company providing an...
QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors

ZocDoc Wants You Ahead of the Curve on Those Medical Forms

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Adorable ZocDoc mascots. (Photo: Screencap) We've all been there: You dash down to the doc's office on your lunch break, hoping you can squeeze a checkup into your lunch hour. Instead you're handed a stack of forms you're pretty sure you filled out on your last visit, but the receptionist...
ZocDoc Wants You Ahead of the Curve on Those Medical Forms

Consumers turning to Facebook, Twitter for health advice

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A third of consumers polled by PricewaterhouseCoopers now use social media sites to find and share information about medical treatments, doctors, and health plans. [Read more]...
Consumers turning to Facebook, Twitter for health advice

The Doctors Who’ll Do Your Diagnosis Via Webcam

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The Doctors Who’ll Do Your Diagnosis Via Webcam
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