January 7, 2020
Telehealth is now reaching some of the most remote places on the planet, and even beyond just Earth. Recently the New England Journal of Medicine published a case study outlining a situation when telehealth came into practice in outer space.
Two months into a six-month space journey, a NASA astronaut was undergoing an ultrasound on the International Space Station (ISS) when a potential blood...
October 24, 2019
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Type 1 diabetes patients using a closed-loop system spent a higher percentage of time in their target glucose range than their peers using a sensor-augmented pump.
Researchers also found that the glycated hemoglobin level of patients using the closed-loop system improved during the study. Conversely, on average patients in the...
October 3, 2019
While the web may seem like the wild west for purchasing goods, a recent New England Journal of Medicine correspondence found when it comes to birth control telemedicine follows medical standards, and is safe and affordable.
“These findings suggest that telecontraception may reduce barriers to contraception because vendors are convenient and accessible,” the authors of the correspondence wrote...
February 2, 2015
Last week the White House provided more details about the new $215 million Precision Medicine program that President Obama briefly mentioned during his State of the Union address.
"Tonight, I'm launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes — and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our...
October 25, 2010
Which PHR is best? The Wall Street Journal reviewed Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault and WebMD's Health Manager. And the winner was... none of them. While they all had their charms, the WSJ wasn't impressed enough to declare a winner. WSJ
Telus focuses on digital health: In Canada, mobile operator Telus is enabling some care facilities to push into digital healthcare: Ottawa Emergency...
June 23, 2010
World Cup mHealth: While South African healthcare workers brace for the multitude of visitors for the 2010 World Cup, spectators with smartphones can download the iTriage app, which includes listings for private hospitals and healthcare facility mapping in the eight South African provinces that tourists will visit. iTriage is available for iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Palm smartphone device...