Back to the Future: Ford, Sprint & KU Students Bring the House Call to the 21st Century

wellcar-sketch-232x300It’s Back to the Future, telemedicine style. The doctor with his black bag of remedies and devices knocking at your door for a house call is an old idea. But a tricked-out, high-tech ride brings a fresh, 21st century twist to that form of healthcare. Add the brains of University of Kansas students to resources and technology from Ford, Sprint and others: You get one very promising (and literal) mobile health solution for rural medicine. WellCar combines telemedicine, miniaturization and the concept of the country doctor’s house call to get underserved patient populations high-quality and timely healthcare. Continue reading

Taking Patient Care beyond Hospitals

innoThe country should leverage on the Telemedicine Blueprint 1997, an initiative by the government to employ the use of telehealth in the healthcare system, instead of looking at new facilities and systems to address the growing demand for healthcare services.

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Introducing Psycho-biotics! Probiotics Considered an Alternative Treatment for Depression

probioProbiotics are anything but new. In fact, it was in 1908 that Russian scientist Élie Metchnikoff first noted that rural Europeans who consistently drank fermented milk lived longer.

Most people have now seen the word so many times in ads for yogurt, dietary aides, Continue reading

How the Buteyko Breathing Method Can Improve Your Health and Fitness

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The Buteyko Breathing Method is a powerful approach for reversing health problems associated with improper breathing, the most common of which are overbreathing and mouthbreathing, including poor sleep and sleep apnea

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American Meat—An Inside Look at Sustainable Farming in America

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The documentary American Meat is “a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America,” featuring full-time organic farmers

There are vast differences between meats from animals raised in Concentrated Continue reading

Med Giants to Collaborate on Data-Sharing Venture

Case Western University, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals will begin sharing clinical data in the hopes of improving patient care. Crain’s Cleveland Businessreports that the collaboration–called the Institute of Computational Biology–will be tasked with developing a technological infrastructure that will allow the three institutions to use clinical data Continue reading

DNA Links to Skin Diseases Found in EMR Data

Data contained in electronic medical records can help link genetic variants to previously unknown relationships with disease, according to research published at Nature Biotechnology.

Vanderbilt University researchers found links between DNA variants and skin diseases by surveying 13,000 EMRs. Continue reading

Antidepressant Use Explodes among Developed Nations as Big Pharma Pushes Pills as Magical Problem Solvers

Many of the world’s most unhappy and depressed people live in developed countries where rates of antidepressant use have skyrocketed over the past decade, says a new report issued by the U.S.-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Continue reading

Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from Light

Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from LightIncreasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience:  we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, Continue reading

When a Child with Autism Refuses Most Foods

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

The life-threatening health problems that a 9-year-old boy with autismfaced recently shed light on an issue that is rarely discussed.

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Support Growing for a Telemedicine Revolution in Home Care

Norwood House care home where telemedicine is being piloted

Imagine seeing your GP looking back at you from this very screen. Well, it turns out, this is no longer a far-fetched scenario, Continue reading

Grant Helps UC Davis Expand Telemedicine Newborn Care

The University of California Davis Children’s Hospital of Sacramento has been awarded a grant of approximately $750,000 over three years to expand telehealth services for newborns in rural areas and to study the impact of the program. Continue reading

Testosterone Therapy May Actually Increase Your Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack and Death

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After age 30, a man’s testosterone levels begin to decline and continue to do so as he ages, leading to symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory

Conventional treatment for Continue reading

Plant Based Radiation Protection: Tulsi

Plant Based Radiation Protection: TulsiIt’s a radioactive world

Radioactivity is a natural part of our environment and everyone is continually exposed to ionizing radiation from a vast array of natural sources such as the sun and radioactive elements within the earth. However, since Henri Becquerel and Madame Curie first described radioactivity at the turn of last century, humans have continued to concentrate natural radiation sources and use them for medical diagnosis and therapy, food preservation, power generation and the production of nuclear weapons.

Concentrated sources of Continue reading