Self-Powered Pacemaker

Self-Powered Pacemaker

Implanted pacemakers have saved the lives of millions of patients with cardiac disease. These devices have one major drawback, however; they rely on a rigid battery to provide power and these must be replaced every six to ten years. The replacement procedure is not...
Never Sniff Another Milk Bottle

Never Sniff Another Milk Bottle

My sense of smell is mostly shot, which is a mixed blessing. I may not fully luxuriate in the wonderful aromas of well-spiced meals, but family members don’t ask me to, “Smell this to see if it’s still OK.” Opening and sniffing questionable...
Smartphone App Detects Ear Infections [video]

Smartphone App Detects Ear Infections [video]

As many parents know, ear infections are extremely common with children. According to the National Institutes of Health, five out of six children suffer from ear infections at least once by the time they turn three. Infections of the ear canal (acute otitis externa,...
Health Tech to Support Adult Vaccinations

Health Tech to Support Adult Vaccinations

Anti-vaccine groups use social media to spread misinformation. Now social media networks are fighting back against the harm from bogus claims about the dangers of vaccinations. The CDC remains adamant about the individual and greater societal health benefits from...
Clinical Results for Smartphone Cough App

Clinical Results for Smartphone Cough App

Many of us now carry powerful personal computers in our pockets. One result of the smartphone revolution is that we now have ready access to data and the processing power to make it useful. Smartphone apps are even being cleared by the FDA as treatment devices. One of...
Dark Calls: The Other Side of Telemedicine

Dark Calls: The Other Side of Telemedicine

Telemedicine can bring medical specialty resources to primary care physician offices, improve access to medical care for people who live in remote or under-served areas, and enable post-discharge and rehab patient monitoring. Those are just a few of...