This OR flash mob for breast cancer patient and doctor will melt your heart

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This OR flash mob for breast cancer patient and doctor will melt your heart

March 17, 2014 5:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Follow MedCity News on TWITTER, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE+ for even more content on innovation in healthcare. Dancing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people think of…


Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

April 17, 2014 11:38 am by | 0 Comments

The pharmaceutical industry is warming up to direct to consumer advertising on YouTube, but Google, which acquired the media channel in 2006, would like drug companies to get a lot warmer.


Pediatric innovation: How a 3D printer helped save life of toddler with congenital heart defects (VIDEO)

Pediatric innovation: How a 3D printer helped save life of toddler with congenital heart defects (VIDEO)

March 8, 2014 9:10 am by | 2 Comments

The 3D printer has rapidly become something of a medtech superhero. In its latest feat, the technology helped surgeons at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., save a child born…



Can a gaming platform solve challenge of how to engage hospital employees?

Can a gaming platform solve challenge of how to engage hospital employees?

March 4, 2014 7:50 pm by | 3 Comments

When I hear about hospitals and gaming, I tend to think of patients using apps to improve physical therapy or adherence. But one startup has developed a gaming platform to…


Scientists developing potential cure for peanut allergies with surprising treatment: Peanuts

Scientists developing potential cure for peanut allergies with surprising treatment: Peanuts

February 1, 2014 9:28 am by | 8 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxdf7MCv8mk Nietzsche may have been thinking of emotional turmoil when he wrote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” but the quote could just as easily apply to…


Can better care plans increase adherence between patient office visits? Merck’s picks will see

Can better care plans increase adherence between patient office visits? Merck’s picks will see

January 27, 2014 4:27 pm by | 1 Comments

One of the frustrating aspects of getting patients to follow a care plan is the inability to have a clear window to patient activity between office visits. If care providers…


No, Hollywood won’t get healthy Millennials to enroll in Obamacare – but it’s sure trying

No, Hollywood won’t get healthy Millennials to enroll in Obamacare – but it’s sure trying

December 13, 2013 3:00 pm by | 6 Comments

Here we go again. California’s state-run health insurance exchange, Covered California, is spearheading and apparently paying for most of a new campaign aimed at getting young adults to spread the…


In the spirit of ’3D Printing Day,’ check out 5 fascinating health-focused projects from 2013

In the spirit of ’3D Printing Day,’ check out 5 fascinating health-focused projects from 2013

December 3, 2013 8:48 am by | 0 Comments

As 3D printing nears its tipping point in the consumer world, of course someone had to go and name a day after it. The culprit? GE, who’s been expanding its…



Amazing Heart in a Box keeps donated organs beating during transport (video)

Amazing Heart in a Box keeps donated organs beating during transport (video)

November 7, 2013 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Heart In A Box | Debbie Chesebro, Josh Kurz & Shane Winter from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. This short film is over a year old, but it’s still worth…


Crowdfunding a diaper-shaped ice bag for damaged testicles

Crowdfunding a diaper-shaped ice bag for damaged testicles

October 28, 2013 10:02 am by | 0 Comments

A new medical device company thinks it has an innovative approach to help with the recovery process for penis and scrotum injuries. It’s raising $75,000 on crowdfunding website “B a…


Health IT firm NueMD channels Miley Cyrus and Obamacare angst in Wrecking Ball parody

Health IT firm NueMD channels Miley Cyrus and Obamacare angst in Wrecking Ball parody

October 25, 2013 1:47 pm by | 0 Comments

Here’s something you don’t see everyday — an empathetic video on the struggles of physicians running a practice in the guise of a Miley Cyrus parody video. Health IT company…


Here are the 6 most memorable one liners from that hearing today

Here are the 6 most memorable one liners from that hearing today

October 24, 2013 6:08 pm by | 0 Comments

Representatives on the House Energy and Commerce committee were short on patience but long on indignation and speeches when it came to expressing disgust with the troubled healthcare.gov, Obamacare, and…


Wow of the Week: Assassination by medical device hack fears led Dick Cheney to take action

Wow of the Week: Assassination by medical device hack fears led Dick Cheney to take action

October 19, 2013 8:59 am by | 0 Comments

It was a plot twist on Homeland and a blind spot identified by researchers in a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2010. It was also…


This is what an X chromosome really looks like in 3D (hint: it’s not an X)

This is what an X chromosome really looks like in 3D (hint: it’s not an X)

September 30, 2013 5:10 pm by | 0 Comments

New imaging techniques have produced stunning 3D models of an X chromosome that, contrary to what’s taught in biology class, isn’t actually shaped like an X — or at least…


Funny or Die makes a pro-Obamacare PSA starring Jennifer Hudson as a “scandal fixer”

Funny or Die makes a pro-Obamacare PSA starring Jennifer Hudson as a “scandal fixer”

September 30, 2013 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

Jennifer Hudson and Funny or Die’s Mike Farah were both among the celebrities who met with the Obama administration earlier this summer to brainstorm ways to teach young people about…


Testing kit designed to more accurately ID thyroid disorders debuts on Indiegogo

Testing kit designed to more accurately ID thyroid disorders debuts on Indiegogo

September 25, 2013 6:44 pm by | 0 Comments

ThyroScore is seeking to reduce the misdiagnosis of thyroid disorders and has debuted on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo today. It’s developed a direct-to-lab testing kit as part of an initiative…