Archive for December 2019

New York doctor sues Apple over watch’s heart monitoring technology

New York doctor sues Apple over watch’s heart monitoring technology

New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel is suing Apple over a heartbeat-monitoring technology featured on the Apple Watch. Wiesel “invented and perfected a method and device for detecting atrial fibrillation by assessing whether a pulse rate pattern is regular or irregular,” and has been issued five patents related to detecting atrial fibrillation to date, […]

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Gingrich & DeSantis: A health care revolution is coming – It could give you 24/7 access to a doctor

Gingrich & DeSantis: A health care revolution is coming – It could give you 24/7 access to a doctor

In Washington’s increasingly toxic atmosphere – filled with impeachment hearings, the jostling of the Democratic primary, and an obsession with trivial gaffes and scandal over substance – it can be hard to notice when members of both parties collaborate to try and achieve something positive. Fortunately, it does still happen. One example is a bipartisan […]

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How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

A large number of recent studies have shown that listening to music can help improve a person’s cognitive and physical health, as well as increase their resilience to stress. According to research Medical News Today has covered of late, this passive endeavor may protect cardiovascular health from daily stressors and reduce anxiety before a surgical […]

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Flu Season Is Here, and It’s Targeting Your Kids

Flu Season Is Here, and It’s Targeting Your Kids

The flu is out in force. And so far this season, it’s been hitting children the hardest. Influenza is a wily virus—it’s almost impossible to predict where and how it will strike as it circumnavigates the globe. There are, however, some patterns that routinely occur, allowing investigators and public health agencies to sometimes anticipate what […]

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Top skin patches for healthcare: Leading companies

Top skin patches for healthcare: Leading companies

Traditional skin patches have been used for routine medical purposes including fixation of medical devices, simple drug release, and wound management. However, traditional medical patches are bulkier and wire-laden The often require conductive gels, tapes, and mechanical clamps. These can hinder patient compliance, limiting their use over extended time periods. This is a space that […]

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4 Things Cutting Edge Health Tech Can Teach You About Business  

4 Things Cutting Edge Health Tech Can Teach You About Business  

Smarter technology means smarter healthcare, but it also poses lessons for business leaders. Wearables like FitBit remind us of the value of gamification. Meditation tools such as Headspace teach us to slow down after a long day. But look a little deeper, and you’ll find less obvious lessons. Hidden behind four up-and-coming healthcare technologies are […]

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