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Artificial pancreas could transform diabetes treatment
An artificial pancreas, which automatically regulates blood sugar could, revolutionize treatment for millions of diabetes sufferers across the world. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed an implantable substitute organ that uses an algorithm to monitor patients' blood glucose levels in order to automatically calculate and deliver the required dose of insulin.
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A look at the latest gadgets throughout the medical world
Rosemary Sparacio
Medical gadgets are in the news often, and cutting-edge manufacturers continue to bring exciting inventions to many areas of medicine. Let's take a look at some recent innovations in the medical world. We'll start in the realm of additive manufacturing. 3-D printers have made a significant impact not only in creating organs for transplantation, but also for prostheses.
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Aging doctors: Time for mandatory competency testing?
MedPage Today via HealthLeaders Media
The idea that all doctors turning 65 or 70 should be routinely screened for age-related physical or mental slippage to assure they won't hurt patients sounds like overkill to Dr. Paul Goldfarb. "There's already so much peer review, continuing education, maintenance of certification and self assessment" and testing, the 72-year-old San Diego oncology surgeon said recently after wrapping up a partial pancreatectomy.
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Doctors: EHRs have not improved productivity
Scott E. Rupp
The Physicians Alliance of America has found that electronic health records increase physicians' administrative burdens and decrease their productivity. The PAA survey of 250 pediatric, family medicine and internal medicine physicians aimed to substantiate anecdotal evidence that EHRs were adversely affecting physicians' business and workflow.
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5 steps for training officers to learn the AHA 2015 guidelines
The 2015 American Heart Association guidelines are scheduled for release Oct. 15. These guidelines form the backbone of adult, child and pediatric cardiorespiratory care provided by all EMT's and paramedics. EMS personnel will be looking to their training officers and EMS faculty for guidance, instruction and certification in the new standards. Here are five tips that EMS educators can use to learn and master the new standards in advance of those questions and requests from field personnel.
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Measuring position and orientation, the new catheter sized Micro Sensor 1.8™ has all the attributes that have made Polhemus the leading choice for simulator manufacturers for over 45 years. From ultrasound to orthopedic surgery, simulation or clinical applications, many of today’s successful healthcare system solutions are powered by Polhemus motion tracking technology.

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The digital doctor is in: Next wave in healthcare
USA Today
There are countless tricks in the book that patients can use to cure themselves right at home: gargle salt water to curb a sore throat, prescribe Advil for a headache, settle an upset stomach with some bread and rice. But there are also many other things that often warrant a trip to the doctor: A painful ear infection, an accurate diagnosis of a concussion, peace of mind over an unfamiliar mole. In today's digitally focused world, there are some cases where a trip to the doctor can be easily replaced with the download of an app or the power of a text message.
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4 unique applications of 3D printing in healthcare
MedCity News
In recent years, the applications for 3-D printing in healthcare have been expanding into the limitless. Once reserved primarily for prototyping, the technology has quickly proliferated in the life sciences – with applications that range from personalized surgical implants, scaffolding and tissue generation.
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Will usability drive the adoption of computer-assisted surgery devices?
Cambridge Network
Usability for medical devices is moving to the forefront of many manufacturers' design approaches, as it has changed from being viewed as just another "regulatory hurdle" to an integral process implemented throughout development. It can often take time, however, for such shifts to propagate backwards to academia and be adopted and supported across the board.
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10 minutes of virtual dementia leaves a lasting impression
Pensacola Today
Pensacola Today contributor Mandy B. Fernandez writes: "A colleague invited me to attend the University of West Florida Center on Aging's 'Art Across the Ages' event June 26. Part of the event a simulator of what it feels like to be a patient with Alzheimer's disease. This 'Virtual Dementia Tour' was coordinated by Covenant Alzheimer's Services in Pensacola, a partner with UWF Center on Aging. The tour was founded by P.K. Beville and is part of Second Wind Dreams, an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging."
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No association found between extra time on MCAT, medical school admission
For medical school hopefuls, a JAMA study has found those awarded extra time on the Medical College Admission Test, may not have affected their admissions, but still had lower United States Medical Licensing Examination Step exam scores and 4-8 year graduation rates. Researchers from Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C., and Human Resources Research Organization in Virginia investigated the acceptance, graduation and USMLE pass rates to decipher whether time accommodations during the MCAT impacted these factors.
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3 levels of understanding human error (Michael S. Haro, Ph.D.)
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