Hospital group deepens AirStrip collaboration for remote monitoring platform

MedStar, a 10-hospital group that’s the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and Washington, D.C., has adopted AirStrip’s labor monitoring platform as part of an expansion of a collaboration started earlier this year. With cases of hypertension, obesity and Type 2 diabetes rising, it has increased the risk factors posed for mothers and their unborn children. […]

7 healthcare and life sciences projects get love from Maryland in $6.5 million innovation initiative

As part of 1-year-old Maryland Innovation Initiative by Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation to help advance university research and support early-stage companies, 67 commercialization projects and startup companies received $6.4 million. Early-stage healthcare and life-sciences businesses and projects got some of that funding, too, such as remote monitoring for respiratory distress, minimally invasive heart surgery devices and […]


GERD label makes parents more likely to want medicine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Telling the parents of babies who spit up and cry frequently that their child has gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, makes them more likely to want medicine - even if they're also told it isn't likely to help much, a new study suggests.

Most babies who spit up don't have an acid reflux problem, researchers said, just a not-quite-developed upper stomach valve.

Still, an increasing number of those kids are being labeled as having GERD - even though a definitive diagnosis normally requires an invasive test.