My Special Aflac Duck Recognized at SXSW [video]

My Special Aflac Duck Recognized at SXSW [video]

The quacking Aflac duck continues to serve the supplemental insurance company well, putting smiles on faces today just as it did on New Year’s Day 2000 when now-iconic duck first appeared in an Aflac television commercial, “Park Bench.” Over the...
Device Detects Cancer from Breath Samples

Device Detects Cancer from Breath Samples

We humans are sadly deficient in our sense of smell. Dogs, for example, have 50 times as many olfactory receptors in their noses, as humans and the portion of a dog’s brain dedicated to analyzing smells is 40 timesproportionally larger. Law enforcement and...
FDA Fast Tracks Concussion Assessment Device

FDA Fast Tracks Concussion Assessment Device

Concussions and other injuries from head impacts continue to capture the attention of athletes, their families, their coaches, and their healthcare providers. Fortunately, we are rapidly learning a great deal about the problem, which is helping with better evaluation...
Who Are You? Your Heart Knows.

Who Are You? Your Heart Knows.

Most articles about wearable tech focus on the health-related uses of biometric data. Measurements of body functions such as heart rate, temperature, and breathing rate can help identify disease and other conditions. But there’s another big problem facing...
Video Game for Healthcare Competition [video]

Video Game for Healthcare Competition [video]

One of the hot new terms in digital health tech is “gamification.” Facebook tugs on some primal psychological strings to keep users coming back over and over. Those same levers can be used to increase patient engagement and alter behavior patterns....