Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit
Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.
The Journal of Urology reports that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has declined in the United States following a 2013 recommendation by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—a group of primary care physicians charged with developing recommendations about which preventative health screenings should be covered under the Affordable Health Care Act.
The treatment of Joan Rivers at a Manhattan endoscopy clinic last month may be the latest example of what medical professionals call “V.I.P. Syndrome,” in which famous patients get special care that doesn’t always work out for the best.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims....
A new survey from online jobs search firm HealthITJobs.com reveals that work in health IT results in above-average salaries for many positions in the field, depending on experience, location and gender.
Many of the jobs also come with bonuses.
[Infographic: 2014 HealthITJobs.com salary survey.]
Some of the key survey findings are:
The data in electronic health records may be structured, but the usage patterns of the doctors who interact with them is anything but, according to research from Weill Cornell Medical College.
[See also: When EHR design is a 'what not to do']
After getting acclimated to EHRs, physicians tend to fall into their own personalized usage patterns, according to the research – leading to a huge variability to how the systems are put to work.
EHR giant Cerner is now one step closer to completing its pending acquisition of Siemens Health Services, after the Federal Trade Commission gave the go ahead to an early termination of the deal's waiting period under antitrust laws.
Based on extensive outreach and public comment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed revisions to four proposed rules designed to help prevent food-borne illness. When finalized, the proposed rules will implement portions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which aims to strengthen food safety by shifting the focus to preventing food safety problems rather than responding to problems after the fact.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday....
American Academy of Family Physicians: September 19, 2014
Medicare spending for Part B drugs furnished by physicians has increased since a policy supporting lower-cost alternatives was rescinded in 2010. Members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recently considered several proposed formulas for determining appropriate payment for prescription drugs.