Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

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Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

April 16, 2014 5:55 am by | 0 Comments

Just about a year ago, Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer at Palomar Health, a public health district in San Diego County, was driving up the California coast to the investment…


Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

April 20, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

Google’s mysterious health venture dedicated to extending human life has quietly lured a prominent scientist away from UCSF, The Chronicle has learned.
The university confirmed that Cynthia Kenyon, a biochemistry and biophysics professor acclaimed for …


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 1 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…



Virginia, California panels urge costly Hepatitis C drugs for sickest Patients

Virginia, California panels urge costly Hepatitis C drugs for sickest Patients

April 17, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

Doctors should consider expensive new hepatitis C drugs for patients with advanced liver disease, including those awaiting transplants, but ask most others to wait for drugs in development, the Department…


FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

April 16, 2014 3:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Four times a year, the FDA releases data about all of the adverse drug events that have been reported to the agency over a three-month time period. Drug companies are…


Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

April 16, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has put its money and its brains behind a new mobile health startup that wants to give everyday consumers access to a personal health assistant to help them…


Samsung designer: Samsung didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

Samsung designer: Samsung didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

April 15, 2014 10:24 am by | 0 Comments

Locked in a legal tussle with Apple, Samsung strongly denies swiping patented features from the iPhone maker. Yesterday in a San Jose, Calif. court, the two tech giants butted heads over five Apple…


New medical school planned in California

New medical school planned in California

April 15, 2014 9:32 am by | 0 Comments

COLTON — A new private nonprofit medical school is planned that would give preference to area Hispanic students that would likely practice in the Inland Empire, officials said Monday. The…



Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 2 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


‘Molecular tweezers:’ A potential new strategy for fending off Alzheimer’s?

‘Molecular tweezers:’ A potential new strategy for fending off Alzheimer’s?

April 11, 2014 5:52 am by | 0 Comments

Rather than trying to break up clumps of proteins that characterize many brain diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, Gal Bitan and his team are trying to stop them from…


Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures shares his biggest pitch pet peeves

Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures shares his biggest pitch pet peeves

April 10, 2014 3:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthcare investment conference MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum wants to bring active investors and corporate business development executives together to invest in promising Midwest based startups. The event is set for April…


Cancer doctor glad that Medicare data dump is causing consumer outrage

Cancer doctor glad that Medicare data dump is causing consumer outrage

April 10, 2014 11:25 am by | 0 Comments

When Dr. Minh Nguyen got a phone call from a reporter telling him he’d been paid $11 million from Medicare in 2012, he was shocked.
“I didn’t make $11 million in 2012. I’d be ecstatic if I made $11 million. I’d be ecstatic if I made a million dollars i…


37 people on California cruise possibly ill with Norovirus

37 people on California cruise possibly ill with Norovirus

April 8, 2014 5:33 pm by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say more than three dozen people are possibly ill with the highly contagious Norovirus while onboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California. Princess…


3 meningitis deaths reported in Los Angeles County

3 meningitis deaths reported in Los Angeles County

April 4, 2014 3:07 am by | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died, and all three had sex with other men, Los Angeles County health officials said….


Girl who lost arm paints weeks later with prosthetic

Girl who lost arm paints weeks later with prosthetic

April 3, 2014 2:21 am by | 0 Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they…


Healthcare advocates in California push for medical services for uninsured

Healthcare advocates in California push for medical services for uninsured

April 2, 2014 4:53 am by | 0 Comments

Healthcare advocates Tuesday urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to set aside at least $11 million in additional funding for free medical services for low-income residents — including…