Once a year, I have the pleasure of being a guest lecturer for an ethics and social leadership class at a local university. The class participants include master's students in nursing and healthcare informatics. My topic is always the same: I am asked to demystify human...
A study published by the Economist Intelligence Unit has found mobile technology has the potential to profoundly reshape the healthcare industry, altering how care is delivered and received. Power To the Patient: How Mobile Technology is Transforming Healthcare surveyed...
While the wearable market is poised to expand, the impact on the healthcare landscape is up for debate. One of the biggest factors to the adoption of mobile device technology and wearable devices in the healthcare field is demand coming from patients.
Europe has approved the Western world's first medicine containing stem cells to treat a rare condition caused by burns to the eye, marking a milestone in the use of the technology. Holoclar, from privately held Italian company...
An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. While this breakthrough could help men and women who have been rendered infertile by disease,...
Personalized genomic tests may be an integral part of the nation’s new focus on precision medicine, but patients who indulge their curiosity with cheap, at-home DNA tests may end up putting more pressure on providers instead of aiding...
The past decade has seen important advances in the treatment of many cancers, with curative therapies for a few and extension of quantity and quality of life for others. For example, clarifying the role of both growth factor cell signaling...
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