Archive: Feb 2010

Exercising your brain and body

February 25, 2010

February 23, 2010, 6:20 PM Stand Up While You Read This! By OLIVIA JUDSON Olivia Judson on the influence of science and biology on modern life. TAGS: CALORIES, CHAIRS,EXERCISE, OBESITY,OFFICES, SITTING,WALKING Zack Canepari for The New York Times, left; Chris Machian for The New York TimesWrong: Sitting at your cubicle. Better: Walking while clicking and talking. Your chair is your enemy. It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the…

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Wireless Medicine

February 24, 2010
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IPhone eStethoscope

February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010 Thinklabs iPhone App Pairs Up With Electronic Stethoscope  Filed under: Medicine , Net News , Pediatrics   Thinklabs Medical, maker of the electrostatic ds32a stethoscope, has released an iPhone app that can record, playback, and visually display auscultation sounds. Basic editing and visualization options are built into the app, along with ability to save and email recordings. There’s also a prerecorded library of sounds that can be used as a teaching aid or for general reference when listening to a patient….

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Scooter-Crutch Combo

February 23, 2010

Crutch Transforms Into a Scooter  Filed under: Rehab   Designer Dat Huynh has developed an idea for a hybrid between a crutch and a push scooter. Designed to help people with non-load bearing injuries to get around, we’d like to see something like this in action before giving it our blessings. One question is how do you change the scooter into a crutch without having a crutch to hold onto? Nevertheless, the idea seems inspired and might actually prove to be…

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Pay-For-Performance leads to improved diabetic outcomes

February 22, 2010

Pay-for-Performance Improves Patient Care Outcomes for Diabetes Measures of quality of care and clinical outcomes improved significantly when diabetic patients in a large private health plan were treated by physicians receiving pay-for-performance incentives, researchers said. Advertisement  The risk that diabetic patients would be hospitalized was 25% lower (incidence rate ratio 0.75, 95% CI 0.61 to 0.93) among those seen for three consecutive years by physicians who received extra pay for meeting quality-of-care targets, compared with the risk for patients whose…

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Plasma Technology Kills Germs.

February 22, 2010

Hospital-Clean Hands, Without All the Scrubbing SIGN IN TO E-MAIL PRINT REPRINTS SHARE By ANNE EISENBERG Published: February 13, 2010 HOSPITAL workers often have to wash their hands dozens of times a day — and may need a minute or more to do the process right, by scrubbing with soap and water. But new devices could reduce the task to just four seconds, cleaning even hard-to-reach areas under fingernails. Enlarge This Image Phil Wilson A prototype hand sanitizer, left, designed…

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