NIGCOMSAT Ready to Provide Tele-medicine

The Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) is ready to provide tele-medicine services to improve the health status of Nigerians.

The agency said in its bulletin in Abuja that the service would make healthcare available to the citizens and Continue reading


Recently, Congressmen Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Frank Pallone, D-N.J., introduced the federal “Telemedicine for Medicare Act of 2013” (HR 3077) that would improve seniors’ access to care by permitting certain Medicare providers licensed in one state to provide Medicare services via telemedicine to beneficiaries located in a different state. Continue reading

Boston Children’s Hospital Kidnaps Teen Girl for 10 Months, Holds her as Prisoner while Threatening Parents

hospitalA 15-year-old Connecticut girl remains held by Boston Children’s Hospital, a victim of the hospital’s “kidnap and ransom” operation, traditionally called “K&R.” K&R is not usually seen in hospitals, and that’s what makes this story so bizarre and disturbing.

Boston Children’s Hospital kidnapped the teen girl from her Connecticut family nearly 10 months ago under Continue reading

Medicine’s House of Cards – What Happens When We’ve Got It All Wrong

Medicine's House of Cards – What Happens When We've Got It All WrongI have to admit, the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial still holds a special place in my heart even after I have spent the past half-decade immersed in the shortcomings of our current data collection model.  As I discuss here, I understand now, the role of industry bias in publication of studies, Continue reading