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Forty-three federally funded community health centers in Tennessee will receive telemedicine equipment by the end of 2007, which is intended to improve lower-income and uninsured residents' access to specialty care, the Tennessean reports. The technology is funded primarily by a $1.6 million grant from the eHealth Council, founded by Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) to implement electronic technology in health care.
Xenomics announced issuance of its first European patent that covers use of transrenal nucleic acid technology.
NOAH completed its Annual Medical Mission in Haiti on July 25, 2007.
Vaccine stored in a Springfield Health Center clinic refrigerator was not within recommended temperature ranges to assure viability and effectiveness.
California NanoSystems Institute and Abraxis BioScience to collaborate on nanobiotechnology research for the advancement of new technologies.
In the rancorous public debate over federal research funding, stem cells are generally assigned to one of two categories: embryonic or adult.
HHS announced a proposed rule that will help limit the Medicare program's risk by requiring all suppliers of durable medical equipment.
Efforts to improve communication between physicians and patients to help reduce medical errors.
Physicians say data used to create the ratings often are incorrect and physicians often have no way to correct them.
Blacks in Douglas County, Neb., have higher rates of cancer death, cardiovascular disease, infant mortality, sexually transmitted infections and other health issues than whites, according to a report released Friday by the Health Department, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Genetic technologies aimed at combating disease or infertility should be allowed, but technologies used to go beyond the curative to enhance the germ line DNA of our offspring should be banned.
The U.S. health care system -- traditionally a"notoriously paper bound industry" -- is increasingly adopting health care information technology in an effort to improve patient safety,satisfaction and efficiency, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. According to the Inquirer,the growth in usage is in "response to pressure to reduce errors, use space and employees more efficiently, and give savvy patients reasons to choose a particular hospital over a competitor."
Unconscious bias might explain why blacks are less likely than whites to receive potentially lifesaving treatment, such as clot-busting drugs for heart attacks.
Groups address diet, substance use, ADHD among Hispanics, biomedical careers for minority students.
House voted to approve an amendment to appropriations bill to block a provision in a rule that would reduce Medicare inpatient hospital reimbursements by 2.4%.
A nationwide physician shortage is affecting rural and inner-city residents the most.
Pennsylvania Governor To Sign Bills Addressing Hospital Infections, Assisted-Living Facilities, Nurses
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law two bills related to health care and is expected this week to sign another health care bill.
Understaffing of registered nurses in hospital intensive care units increases the risk of serious infections for patients.
When patients have psychosocial problems such as anxiety, depression, a general practice doctor is often the first health care professional they see.
Scientists have designed a synthetic material that starts with the dry adhesive properties of the gecko lizard and supplements it with the underwater adhesive properties of a mussel.
A coalition of 18 health organizations released a consensus report with 53 strategic recommendations to more effectively prepare for and respond to catastrophic emergencies.
In almost every sector of our economy, brilliant, effective innovators have forced sluggish U.S. industries to become more productive.
Fertility clinics might be overusing a laboratory technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection despite the technique's additional cost.
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