According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost 2.8 million people visited the emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries in 2013 (most recent data available). Of those people, nearly 50,000 died. Most with traumatic brain injury were treated with a neurological exam followed by a CT scan.
Developed by Dynamic Brain Labs, LLC in Tokyo, this cutting edge device is a noninvasive sensor for blood glucose levels. It uses optical technology and signal processing. It does not require finger pricking.
When wellness programs started a few decades ago by some large employers, they were not taken very seriously, treated mostly as an unproven employee perk. They were considered a mere attempt to promote good health habits among employees.
Hundreds of thousands of patients fall in hospitals each year and almost half are injured in the fall. They add on patient stays and increase patient costs by an average of $14,000.
Wellness is sprouting up everywhere. Now, it has made it to supermarkets. A joint program by Publix and BayCare Health Systems calls for the launch of Walk In Care telehealth kiosks at 26 Publix Pharmacies by the end of 2018.
The 2018 Security Metrics Guide to HIPPA Compliance is a great source of security tips and regulatory insights on how to protect patient data from attack. It provides benchmark data on what other institutions are doing.
Is the Food and Drug Administration planning a more constructive role in the creation, development and regulation of medical devices?
It would appear so.
Drug abuse is one of the most problematic issues of our time, with addiction at epidemic levels. Now there is a new app for mobile devices that can detect traces or bulk quantities of all kinds of drugs. MobileDetect is specifically designed for law enforcement personnel—EMS, hazmat, security officers, customs and border patrols.
Because workout intensity is critically important to endurance athletes, many of them will likely welcome a new wearable device called the “Hex” from Humon, which measures muscle oxygen levels in real time. The device’s capabilities allow athletes to adjust exertion levels while they are in the midst of training.