Jan 19, 2018

Pacemakers used to be the size of a baseball. This one, available locally, is the size of a pill by Kelsey Landis


       Betty Lappe’s irregular heart rhythm made it a challenge for her to even walk from the front door to the car without becoming short of breath.“It’s scary because you don’t know if you’re going to make it,” Lappe said.The 80-year-old from Steeleville needed a pacemaker to treat her bradycardia, or slow heart rate, by sending electrical impulses to her heart to increase its pace.Conventi...

Jan 18, 2018

Army takes the lead in virtual health technology with opening of new Texas facility by Lori Newman


       JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Army Medicine bolstered its virtual health initiative by launching the Army Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center Jan. 4."This is an amazing opportunity for BAMC to leverage state-of-the-art technology to support military medical facilities and patients around the world and for our medical professionals to benefit from a ...

Jan 17, 2018

Lights Out by James Allen


       If you’re a CEO trying to figure out where the next killer technology will emerge to upend your business model and how to respond, here’s a small comfort: Your problem isn’t new.Consider Thomas Edison. His goal in perfecting the electric bulb wasn’t to bring light where there was darkness, it was to disrupt an established industry that gas lighting companies had controlled for more tha...

Jan 11, 2018

The best way to answer 'Why are you leaving your job?' without making your interviewer worry by Margot Carmichael Lester


       There are many reasons why you might have left your last job, and not all of them are rosy. Perhaps you worked for a toxic boss, or you met obstacles on your way up the ladder. Or, maybe you were just plain bored with your work.When an interviewer asks why you want to leave your current job, he or she wants to try to "understand your motives and gain insight as to how [you] handle work...

Dec 20, 2017

The FDA wants more medical devices in your pocket by Molly Wood Et Al.


       For the first time, last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory to be used as a medical device in the United States. The device is the AliveCor KardiaBand EKG reader, which lets consumers get a heart rhythm reading from a wristband. Expect to see more of this kind of device. Under its new commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, the FDA has been creating pl...




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