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Innovative Health Technologies Are Improving Care for Heart Disease

Health technologies that improve clinical care & support patient engagement will reinvigorate efforts to improve outcomes. Here are some that lead the pack.
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Research: New Laser Tech Can Detect Circulating Cancer Cells

A small study demonstrates that a new laser tech can detect circulating cancer cells in melanoma patients at levels far more sensitive than currently available technologies.
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Barrett’s Esophagus: New Tool Predicts the Risk of Cancer

Cernostics' TissueCypher Assay uses molecular and cellular data to predict which patients with Barrett's esophagus are at risk of progression to esophageal cancer.
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The Importance of Grief and Acceptance After a Diagnosis

Almost any diagnosis can trigger stages of grief and acceptance. It's vital to work through these feelings and make needed changes to better manage the condition.
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Diagnostic Error: A Missed Opportunity to Improve Patient Safety?

Addressing diagnostic errors is not simple and will require a holistic approach that healthcare systems are only starting to tackle. In the near term, today's Consumer Decision Support (CDS )capabilities already demonstrate the potential to substantially reduce diagnostic errors and improve patient outcomes.
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The Promise of Menstrual Blood Diagnostics

Biotech start-up, LifeStory Health, is developing technology that uses menstrual blood to look for novel biomarkers of women's health in menstrual blood.
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What Differentiates Creative Geniuses From the Rest

The difference between creative geniuses and the rest of us lies in the intensity of interactions of the association cortices. They see things in ways we cannot.
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8 Ways Tech is Shaping the Future of Healthcare

We have entered an exciting new frontier of state-of-the-art gadgets and high-tech communication systems that are revolutionizing healthcare.
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A Partnership to Improve the Safety of Diagnosis in Medicine

The Society for the Safety to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine is the only organization that focuses solely on improving quality and safety of medical diagnoses.

All of the World’s Medical Knowledge at Doctors’ Fingertips

In the future, doctors will have access to the world’s medical information to make informed recommendations based on a specific person’s situation. How will this change what doctors do?
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Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

Osteoporosis is known to increase the risk of fragility fractures, but, many people don't know that they have low bone density until they break a bone.
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Can the Wisdom of the Crowd Crack Difficult to Diagnose Cases?

CrowdMed hopes the use of crowdsourced Medical Detectives can more quickly diagnose rare diseases or unusual presentations of common diseases.