3D Printed Implant Delivers Drugs

3D Printed Implant Delivers Drugs

One of the (many) modern miracles of science is the fact that doctors can now take human organs and transplant them into new hosts, which can greatly extend their lives. One of the details that does not get much play on television dramas, however, is that the host...
Chip Delivers Drugs for Years

Chip Delivers Drugs for Years

Many people around the world live with chronic conditions that require daily medication. Microchips Biotech is a company in the Boston area that has developed an alternative to injections or pills that can automatically deliver precise doses of drugs. The device can...
FTC Weighs in on Data Privacy

FTC Weighs in on Data Privacy

In an insightful commentary, author Andy Oram published an article on EMR & EHR about the difficulties involved in securing personal data in the Internet of Things (IoT), especially when wearable Health Tech devices are involved. In the article, he cites a report...
Insulin Pump and Monitor Approved by FDA

Insulin Pump and Monitor Approved by FDA

In December, the FDA approved a system that includes an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device. This has provides the advantage of getting blood glucose levels throughout the day and night, providing more accurate control and insulin dosages....
Implant Conquers Cluster Headaches

Implant Conquers Cluster Headaches

Have you ever heard of a “cluster headache”? I hadn’t. It turns out this condition — sometimes known as “suicide headache” — has been characterized as “one of the most severe pains known to humans.” More than 1 in...