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Cosmos

How should we handle complementary and alternative medicine?
Cosmos
Known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it is a proven treatment for decompression sickness and carbon-monoxide poisoning. Some Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) clinics also offer it for sporting injuries. Indeed, research published in January ...



Ars Technica

Musical instrument goes flat in presence of adulterated medicine
Ars Technica
Even without the rise of online pharmacies, there have been multiple food and medicine adulteration cases, some due to carelessness, some due to greed. One unfortunate part of the story is that most cases of adulteration are pretty clumsy, and lives ...



International Atomic Energy Agency

Strengthening Safety and Preventing Accidents in Nuclear Medicine
International Atomic Energy Agency
“Nuclear medicine is a complex discipline, rapidly expanding around the world,” said Peter Johnston, the IAEA Director of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, opening the event. “Safety and prevention of incidents affecting patients or staff needs to ...



Hanford Sentinel

Movement is Medicine: Take the rock out of your shoe
Hanford Sentinel
In the broadest sense, this is exemplified by the overwhelming emphasis on reactive treatments that manage symptoms and the fact that there is almost no emphasis on preventative or functional medicine. The ultimate result of this is that we, as a ...



The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)

The Homeless Get Sick; 'Street Medicine' Is There for Them
The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)
Hunt asks. The woman, who is lying on her back, warms up to Hunt's gentle questioning. She says she is out of medicine for her back pain, and was “kicked out” of her residence in January. Hunt invites her to his clinic for a back-pain referral, then ...



The Seattle Times

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's new Integrative Medicine program includes activity as a part of treatment
The Seattle Times
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has offered yoga for many years, and is now making a more concerted effort to help patients with their overall wellness through a new program, Integrative Medicine. Research shows that patients who make time to be active or ...



Science Magazine

Evidence-based medicine group in turmoil after expulsion of co-founder
Science Magazine
A bitter dispute with one of its co-founders has plunged Cochrane, an international network of scientists promoting evidence-based medicine, into a crisis on the eve of an international gathering that marks its 25th anniversary. Late last week, a ...

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WVU Medicine Children's pediatric urologist uses robot to restore girl's kidney function
WVU Medicine (press release)
At the age of 18 months, Karlie was referred to Osama Al-Omar, M.D., M.B.A., chief of pediatric urology at WVU Medicine Children's, for treatment. Initially, Karlie was monitored for the condition, but, over time, the hydronephrosis worsened, and she ...



Healthcare IT News

Accenture, Merck partner with Amazon Web Services for new cloud precision medicine platform
Healthcare IT News
Accenture and Merck are working with Amazon Web Services to develop a cloud-based platform for collaborators across the life sciences industry, designed to speed innovation in drug development research. The analytics platform will be built with open ...

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Akron Beacon Journal

Summa loses bid to restart emergency medicine residency
Akron Beacon Journal
The accrediting agency for physician training programs nationwide has denied Summa Health's request to reestablish its emergency medicine residency program. In a short memo sent to employees Tuesday morning, Cindy Kelley, vice president of medical ...


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