Recently, iMedicalApps published a multi-part story about how iPad is making “the hospital rounds” as a tool for doctors and patients. While medical texts are still in the future, apps for the iPad — often developed by doctors and hospitals — have pushed the iPad into the medical realm. In this list of 10 ways that Apple’s iPad is changing healthcare, you can see that the iPad is used globally for learning and for many doctor-patient (and nurse) interactions and well as by individuals who work in health administration. [click to continue…]

When you think of items that can help you increase your health, you do not often think about pets. Especially, cat ownership may not come to mind. However, health professionals and researchers are finding that owning a cat can actually benefit your health. You can enjoy a number of benefits from cat ownership. Here are 17 health benefits associated with owning a cat:

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Some of the advancements made in medicine are truly astonishing. There are a number of changes being made to medical technology right now. As technician, it is vital for you to keep up with what is happening in the world of medical technology, as well as staying on top of science breakthroughs that can affect the world of medicine. Here are 50 of the top medical technology blogs: [click to continue…]

Technology is shrinking at a rather rapid rate. As a result, more and more advancements are taking place at the cellular, molecular and atomic level — at the nanoscale. With scientific understanding growing, it is becoming possible to engineer the smallest devices and applications to help in a variety of fields. One of the fields that is likely to benefit greatly from nanotechnology is medicine. [click to continue…]

Did you realize that fitness in general is linked to fewer doctor visits and overnight hospital stays? At the same time, sports can be risky — you can be injured by a softball as well as by hardcore competition in contact sports. While each sport requires different injury prevention measures, underlying tips can help you stay healthy all season, no matter the sport. [click to continue…]

How can you compete or treat a sports competitor without at least basic knowledge in anatomy, injury and pain management, sports sciences and nutrition? Even if you gained this knowledge in the past, a brush-up course might help hone your skills. You can become a better competitor or sports medicine authority through free online courses offered by prestigious universities such as MIT and Johns Hopkins. [click to continue…]

Top 50 Holistic Medicine Blogs

November 11, 2009

With the political focus on physical health, many people may forget that some health care practitioners believe that a person’s health is integrated physically, mentally and spiritually. Without this integration, these holistic health practitioners believe that a person may not achieve a healthy lifestyle. With that perspective in mind, the following list focuses on fifty holistic medicine blogs that feature alternatives to traditional Western medicine and that often emphasize preventative measures to illness and injury.

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The pharmaceutical industry is made up of a variety of drug dealing companies. In most cases these pharmaceutical companies have specified branches that major in manufacturing toxins and poisonous substances. These substances are commonly found in other products such as pesticides, in herbicides and in various household products. When this substances are included in the drugs prescribed to populations they give rise to chronic ailments that are alternatively recommended to be treated. A variety of negative facts that populations may not have discovered shall be discussed below.

Drug prices
Many pharmaceutical companies have over time been known to maximize their profits by burdening patients with high medical bills. Health care bills have over time been reported to increase at an alarming rate that leaves patients both health and financially, deprived. This is because most patients spent more on drugs according to prescriptions given by their doctors which are always comparatively expensive. Many drugs have also been known to have a markup of 100% over their initial ingredients.

Deep Marketing than Research
Many pharmaceutical companies have been known to spend more finances and time on their marketing than the expected research and development case. This has been different  to the over time launched claims that prices on prescriptions jerk up in regard to expenses incurred while covering research and development cost. Most of the Pharmaceutical companies, especially, in the U.S have been identified as market driven but this has been challenged by public relations intervention that they should have a research driven and life-saving pharmaceutical industry.

Hiring unprofessional drug sellers
Though it’s very important that all drug representatives in selling have clear science education, some pharmaceutical companies fail to put this aspect in to consideration which leads to great side effects since the drug benefits are at times exaggerated. Prescriptions from unqualified drug dealers have over time been a greater risk to populations all over.

Having Blockbuster drugs
Blockbuster drugs are a great factor that contributes towards most drug prices going out of control. This is because many pharmaceutical companies employ marketing tactics that are directly related to increasing sales. When a certain drug selling performance reaches approximately billion dollars a year in sales it’s referred to as a blockbuster. The pharmaceutical companies are put in a place where they can capitalize on individual’s addictive behavior and have continued prescriptions that guarantee sales and high returns.

“New” drugs not always new
In most instances when a new drug reaches the market it’s always approved as identical to existing ones or their modified versions. The Food and Drug Administration analyzed statistics has over time shown that only a third of new drugs were made based on new molecular entities that contain different treatment procedures particularly. The pharmaceutical companies have therefore been placing high prices for such drugs. This is done to extend their patents and place high competitive standards to other companies which in the long-term maintain its high price. Other drug companies have always performed their clinical trials in underdeveloped companies.

MRI Tech Online

August 22, 2009

The field of imaging is expanding very much with hospital MRI departments are expanding and a number of new private MRI facilities are increasing. This means that there are many opportunities for one to pursue a career in MRI technology. MRI offers one of the most detailed images available in the present day since this is a more accurate imaging technology than any other imaging procedure.  MRI is an important tool in the wider field of medicine, and can work to provide the best image ever of any part of a human body.

How this medical tool works is to take images of multiple slices and then is capable of building and accurate 2-D or in some cases a 3-D image of the tissue of a human organ. Most people do shy away to undergo an MRI procedure leave alone even to become a MRI technologist. They only fear undergoing this procedure not knowing that MRI is a very safe one since there are no known resulting harmful effects. One thing that is important for everyone to note is that metal objects can easily be drawn to the magnet. This is the only time when damage can be done because if this metal material are embedded in your body, they can easily been drawn into the magnet causing damage.

However, some metal materials are acceptable. For instance, if you are injured and you need a hip replacement, it will be possible for you to have an MRI within six weeks after having surgery. This is so because enough healing will have taken place and so the metal will be held firmly in place. If you are thinking of becoming a MRI Tech, you have to pass through some educational institutions whereby you can have your degree within only 12 months. You do not even necessarily be a X-Ray Tech in order to train as a MRI Tech and you do not even need to be in healthcare to train as one. Many people are unaware of the existent of such institutions so you have to look out for them over the internet.