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Excluding Pulmonary Embolism with Capnography

Pulmonary embolism can be fatal, but early diagnosis & treatment reduces deaths. Capnography, a non-invasive test, may help exclude the diagnosis.

Reimagining Blood Pressure Measurement – The Nueon Story

Nueon, has come up with a better, probably more accurate and clinically relevant, way of obtaining a blood pressure measurement.

Sensoria Weaves Sensors into the Fabric of Your Life

"The garment is going to be the next ultrapersonal computer" - Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria

The Fat/Carbohydrate Conundrum: Even More Confusion?

A major study showed that a low carbohydrate/ high fat diet is best for weight loss and cardiac health.

AccelDx’s New Way to Monitor Heart Failure at Home

AccelDx's new microfluidic platform, the pScreen allows home testing of biomarker BNP for monitoring of heart failure.

A Cardiologist Entrepreneur Rev’s Up MD Revolution

I had a chance to chat with Samir Damani, MD, PharmD, FACC at CES 2014 (is that enough letters for you?). Samir is a...

Want to Live Long? Hook Up With a Young One

Heterochronic parabiosis involves hooking up the circulation of animals of different ages. Research suggests that a factor in young blood appears to prompt rejuvenation, including liver stem cell proliferation and re-myelination of axons in the oldsters.
2013 IgNobel Price plaque

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

Here are the winners of the other Nobel Prizes - the 2013 IgNobel Prize - always so much fun
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Finally a Respiratory Monitor for Everyone

Have you ever wondered why is it that we can determine heart rate by simply placing a finger over the pulsing radial artery; or...
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Want to live to 100? Here is how.

The incidence of centenarians among Korean eunuchs is at least 130 times higher than that of present-day developed countries. Testosterone may shorten lifespan via biology or behavior.

NSAIDs Causing Heart Attacks? Guide to the Perplexed

NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are used to reduce pain and inflammation. There are 2 types: the classical ones, such as aspirin and ibuprofen and the selective COX-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex and Vioxx
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Laughter: A No Cost Therapy That Works

The brain controls the facial muscles involved in laughter, and vice versa – activation of the facial muscles involved in laughing will activate the appropriate areas of the brain. So that must be the biological basis for the laughing clubs, now numbering more than 6000 in 60 countries.