The Rise of Telemedicine Raises Many Issues – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2016 3:06 ET 6 COMMENTS In “Telemedicine Runs Into Crony Doctoring” (op-ed, July 23), Prof. Shirley Svorny criticizes state licensing boards for protecting local doctors against competition posed by telemedicine. What nonsense. I have been involved in creating medical-licensing policy in three very different states, and...
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Can stress cause skin disease? | Dermatology Times – ModernMedicine

It may seem obvious that stress worsens inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. But proving this assumption has been anything but simple. For one thing, stress is difficult to measure: Nobody has no stress at all, and levels go up and down day by day. For another,...
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HCV core antigen tests a less costly diagnostic option – ModernMedicine

Several hepatitis C virus core antigen (HCVcAg) tests have high sensitivity and specificity and although not equal to nucleic acid testing, may cost less and improve diagnostic capacity in settings of high hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence, according to a new study. The diagnosis of chronic HCV infection requires...
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Navy Experimental Dive Unit Testing Pools, Chambers Put Humans, Gear to the Test – Department of Defense

PANAMA CITY, Fla., July 29, 2016 — On a high ledge in the corner of a 12-foot deep test pool containing some 33,000 gallons of 40-degree water sits an unfinished Sudoku puzzle. Several hours into a six or seven hour experiment, a Navy test subject clad in a prototype...
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Hidden gem strengthens cutting-edge DOD research – The Fort … – The Fort Campbell Courier

To better understand the causes of diseases in service members, epidemiologists and preventive medicine physicians use medical research information housed at the Department of Defense Serum Repository. The DODSR is the world’s largest repository of its kind, storing more than 60 million vials of blood serum from more than...
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The Rise of Telemedicine Raises Many Issues – Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2016 3:06 ET 6 COMMENTS In “Telemedicine Runs Into Crony Doctoring” (op-ed, July 23), Prof. Shirley Svorny criticizes state licensing boards for protecting local doctors against competition posed by telemedicine. What nonsense. I have been involved in creating medical-licensing policy in three very different states, and...
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Stem Cell Therapies Are Still Mostly Theory, Yet Clinics Are Flourishing – New York Times

Health regulators in the United States are talked about as the best in the world, but a new study on the spread of stem cell clinics shows what can happen when regulations fall behind. Out of nowhere, over the past two to three years, the clinics have sprung up...
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Expensive robots may not be making surgeons — or patients — much better – Washington Post

(Washington Post illustration; iStock) Sixteen years ago, regulators approved a robotic surgery system named after a Renaissance genius: da Vinci. Hospitals, in a technological arms race to offer the most cutting-edge medical care, began to buy up the da Vinci Surgical System — and to advertise it on websites and billboards. Today,...
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