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Patients with peripheral artery disease and chronic limb ischemia who are at risk for limb amputation should see a vascular interventional specialist prior to any surgical amputation because some limbs can be saved or the amputated area reduced by revascularization.
New approaches that couple technology with biology are changing human biology in ways not thought possible even in the recent past. Innovations such as epigenetic reprogramming, gene editing, and synthetic biology are being applied to human health issues that range from antibiotic resistance to body augmentation.
New technologies, like artificial intelligence, can free time for clinicians to connect with patients, to empathize, to build trust, to engage in shared decision-making, communication, and collaboration - the most humanistic aspects of care.
A new clinical study shows how intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can reduce radiation side effects and may save breast cancer patients $10,500 annually.
Some believe robotic surgery is the future of surgical healthcare, but others think it is a costly way to achieve the same results as other types of surgery.
Physicians have a long history of inventing devices that advance medicine and save lives, but questions have been raised about how they should be compensated for these contributions.
TedMed's Hive shines a bright light on nineteen innovators working to improve health and well-being in a variety of ways. Here's a synopsis of what they are working on.
Here are 6 AI-based healthcare tools that are effectively playing a suggestion-making role that enhances human efforts. It remains to be seen if such tools will play a decision-making role in the future.
We need to bring together medical school educators, medical students, business, technology, marketing experts, and, of course, patients to explore new ideas for creating an individualized and compelling medical school education experience.
Here are 3 digital health innovations that, in their own way, streamline processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness—something we need much more of in healthcare.
The 2017 Future Food-Tech Summit in New York prompted attendees to think of food in whole new ways: Food as Connection, Food as Medicine, and Food as Information.
Is medicine (and the greater world) entering a new dawn of artificial intelligence and technology? If so, will these AI technologies only assist doctors or will they replace physician in some tasks?