Introducing Medical Devices to Patients

The Department of Defense www.defense.goc provides tips on how providers should introduce medical devices to patients. DOD suggests that when providers are prescribing or recommending medical devices to patients, healthcare providers need to give very clear instructions on how the patient should properly use the device. (more…)

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Device to Help Doctors & Patients

Rush University Medical Center https://www.rush.edu now offers the FDA-approved medical device called “Proteus Discover” that pairs medication with an ingestible sensor the size of a grain of sand which works together with a wearable sensor patch and mobile app. (more…)

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Air Force to Open New Clinic

The Air Force http://dvbic.dcoe.mil is going to open a new clinic specializing in treating invisible wounds with an emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and pain. According to Col. (Dr.) Caesar Junker, Chief of Wounded Warrior Programs for the Air Force Surgeon General, “Many patients with TBI may also be suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, musculoskeletal complaints, and pain.” (more…)

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Briefing on “Pursuing Health Equity”

The Health Affairs www.healthaffairs.org briefing at the National Press Club on June 6, 2017, discussed the results of the 2016 Health Affairs multi-year project that examined many of the factors contributing to disparities in health and healthcare. The results of the first phase of this work is included in the June issue of the Health Affairs journal “Pursuing Health Equity”. (more…)

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FOA for Next Gen Wearables

NIH www.nih.gov recently posted Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) “Wearables to Track Recovery and Relapse Factors for People with Addiction” (R43/R44) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-010.html. The estimated funding is expected to be $2,000,000 in FY 2018 with applications due August 15, 2017. (more…)

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NIBIB’s Research Involves Devices

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) www.nibib.nih.gov within NIH is working to integrate the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences and research. One of the key goals is to develop new biologics, processes, devices, and additional technologies that can be used for early disease detection to assess the health of patients. (more…)

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Virolock Secures Funding

The early detection and isolation of viruses are critical especially when facing an outbreak of an infectious disease like Zika, influenza, or Ebola. A new Penn State www.psu.edu startup is working to tackle this challenge by developing a new portable technology. (more…)

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