From counting calories to managing blood sugar levels, with an estimated 40,000 apps on the market to help consumers manage their health and wellness – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced guidelines on the types of medical apps it will regulate.
It is estimated that 500 million smartphone users will be [...]
While the beginning of fall brings to mind changing leaves and cooler weather, fall is also the time of year health officials recommend getting your annual flu vaccination. This year, more than 135 million doses of vaccine are being produced – including a new vaccine that will protect against four strains of the contagious [...]
With the number of C. difficile infections at historic highs – over 337,000 cases annually – infections from the deadly C. difficile bacteria are no longer just a concern for hospitals. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75 percent of C. difficile infections first [...]
Today with more physicians and employees bringing their own devices – smartphones, laptops and tablets – into the healthcare setting to do their job, CMIOs and IT departments are scrambling to get BYOD policies in place to prevent breaches in privacy and the inadvertent downloading of malware.
To allow or not to allow personal [...]
We’re used to wireless devices that can be used for fitness and health, but these five devices are now breaking the medical sphere – according to Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. Read on for an excerpt as he runs through some of the devices transforming medicine today.
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