DLT Awards Grants for $20.4 Million

On National Rural Health Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program has just awarded $20.4 million in FY 2014 grants. The grants provide access to medical services, improve educational opportunities, and supports Native American communities. (more…)

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CDC Director Speaks at Event

“Microbes have no respect for borders but today we can detect not only Ebola but other disease threats early if resources are available to meet the needs of the global community,” according to Thomas Frieden, MD Director of the CDC. He was speaking at Aspen Institute’s Public Health Grand Rounds series www.aspeninstitute.org held in Washington D.C on November 17th(more…)

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Partners to Develop Medical Devices

According to the Department of Commerce, the U.S medical device industry is expected to grow nearly 21 percent to $133 billion by 2016. Collaborations have led to record advances in neuro-stimulators, stent technologies, biomarkers, robotic assistance, and electronic device implants. (more…)

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Caring for Older Adults in the ED

Yale New Haven Hospital System’s Bridgeport Hospital www.bridgeporthospital.org located in Connecticut has established a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service called GEMS www.bridgeporthospital.org/geriatrics/gems/default.aspx in the hospital. (more…)

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Kinesia One™ Monitors Parkinson’s Disease

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies (GLNT) www.glneurotech.com has successfully transitioned their Kinesia technology for objective monitoring of Parkinson’s disease to an app platform. The app platform makes technology more accessible to individuals with Parkinson’s disease so that their symptoms can be assessed and improve their quality of life. (more…)

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CDC Forecasts Release of RFA

CDC’s Center for Global Health www.cdc.gov/glob is planning to post funding announcement (RFA-GH15-1619) titled “Strengthening and Development of Applied Epidemiology and Sustainable Public Health Capacity” in March 2015. (more…)

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