Medical Technology

New Handheld Spectral Analyzer Uses Smartphone to Detect Disease | News Brief

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

Circular RNA Linked to Brain Function For First Time | News Brief

While hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant in mammalian brains, one big question has remained unanswered: What are they actually good for? In the current issue

New Kinds of Brain Cells Revealed in Study | News Brief

Under a microscope, it can be hard to tell the difference between any two neurons, the brain cells that store and process information. So scientists have turned

New Insights into How Cells Detect Damage to Their DNA Could Explain How Body Keeps Cancer in Check | News Brief

Scientists have discovered how damage to the cell’s genetic material can trigger inflammation, setting in motion processes to remove damaged cells and keep tissues healthy. The findings

Know Your ICD-10 Code | Feature

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

Know Your ICD-10 Codes | Feature

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

Body Parts on a Chip | Feature

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine — the hard part is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

#PWChat Recap: EHRs – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Feature

As part of our continuing series of TweetChats, Physician’s Weekly, along with co-host Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, hosted the latest #PWChat on May 24 to discuss “EHRs: The Good, the Bad,

TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2 | Feature

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 7 at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

#PWChat: Physician’s Weekly Live Chats on Twitter | Feature

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

A doctor’s case for medical marijuana | Feature

Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes

Nearly Half of Medical Students Turn to Google, Medical Websites before Textbooks, Survey Says | News Brief

Students, armed with an array of technology, navigate credibility, fake news in their studies.

Physicians Practice: Making the Case for Telehealth | Feature

The author of this article is Gabriel Perna, the managing editor at Physicians Practice. In the past, physicians have expressed concerns about telehealth, fearing that they will

Finding Telemedicine’s Niche | Medical Blog

There are certainly times where I probably don’t need to make a patient physically come in to the office. As part of trying to figure out where

If You’re a Patient in the Hospital, Your Personal Information Could be at Risk | News Brief

Recent research co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar found nearly 1,800 occurrences of large data breaches in patient information over a seven-year period.

EHRs: Pros & Cons – Infographic | News Brief

Doctors overwhelming agree that they are more proficient with the EHRs today vs 3 years ago. But there are both pros and cons to EHR use.

Infographic: Improving Document Security Improves Data Security | News Brief

By Chris Click Sr. Healthcare Solutions Marketing Manager for Nuance Document Imaging Data breaches in the healthcare industry are common and carry risks for both patients and

New Survey Tool May Reduce Rates of Malnutrition in Hospitals | News Brief

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals.

New App Helps Bring Patients Back to Life After Heart Stops | News Brief

A newly released app called the Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Mobile Application has helped save the lives of numerous patients whose hearts had stopped in a condition known

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