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Not So Intelligent Design: The Bible, Darwin and the Trouble-making Appendix

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 4/11/2021 - 6

An anesthesiologist points to the useless, troublesome appendix as he explains why he favors the theory of natural selection over creationism.

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Osteoporosis: Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 2/11/2021 - 1

A fragility fracture may be the first obvious sign of osteoporosis. It should trigger an evaluation of bone health, including bone density.

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The Liquid Health Check: How Proteomics Can Transform Healthcare

Peter Ganz, M.D. and Stephen A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D - 3/20/2020 - 0

What if a single blood test based on measuring thousands of proteins could provide an accurate portrait of a person’s current health & future disease risks?

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The Promising Future of Nanomedicine and Nanoparticles

Chieh-Ju Lu, D.Phil - 3/8/2020 - 0

Nanomedicine and nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize cancer therapeutics because they should be able to deliver the drug with more precision.

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dried blood spot testing

Dried Blood Spot Testing: Innovations and Applications

Robert Lerman, M.D. - 2/9/2020 - 0

Innovations in dried blood spot testing (DBS) technology will greatly improve the adoption as well as broaden the reach of DBS technology.

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Innovative Health Technologies Are Improving Care for Heart Disease

Campbell Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.C. - 9/4/2019 - 0

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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laser detect cancer

Research: New Laser Tech Can Detect Circulating Cancer Cells

Joshua Mansour, M.D. - 7/8/2019 - 0

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 cancer

Barrett’s Esophagus: New Tool Predicts the Risk of Cancer

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 6/3/2019 - 0

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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grief acceptance diagnosis

The Importance of Grief and Acceptance After a Diagnosis

Jori Hamilton - 5/26/2019 - 1

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?

Peter Bonis - 4/22/2018 - 4

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

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 1/9/2018 - 2

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

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 9/5/2017 - 29

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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