Category Archives: Diagnostics

Combination diagnostics lead discussion for Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit

So what were the major talking points coming out of Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit? It certainly wasn’t a discussion on the lack of venture capital dollars available for med-tech start-ups – a topic that used to dominate conversations a…

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Screening saves lives, but criteria too narrow

A few years back my brother-in-law Sam was starting a new job and was required to get a physical as part of the hiring process. A standard X-ray revealed a spot on his lungs and further testing confirmed it was…

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Faster results from diagnostics could reduce anxiety

How many of us have ever gone into the doctor to undergo some tests and then have to wait several days to get the results? Is it just me or can the wait be a bit maddening? I mean in…

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Jamar Rogers: living his best life

If I had to describe Jamar Rogers in just one word it would be life. More than anyone else I have ever met or spoken with, Jamar Rogers is full of life. It was evident from the first time I…

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To sleep, perchance to analyze data?

OK, I admit it, I love to sleep! If I need any more reminders that I am getting old – thinning hairline, constant aches and pains, the imminent arrival of reading glasses – the fact that I really enjoy going…

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Ultrasounds on social media? Over-share!

Remember when expectant parents would go around showing off their ultrasound pictures to 350 or more of their family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and old classmates? Neither do I. Yet on any given day I can see 3-D ultrasound pictures posted…

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Promising NEC research on the horizon

If someone would have asked me three years ago what Necrotizing enterocolitis (or NEC for short) meant, then my response would probably be a blank stare, followed by I’ll have to get back to you on that. That’s often the…

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Oops! … Roche did it again

It’s doubtful that Britney Spears’ 12-year-old hit single, Oops! . . . I did it again, entered into Roche’s mind when the firm disclosed a hostile takeover bid to acquire Illumina late last month for $44.50 a share in cash,…

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The policy dilemma of prostate cancer screening

  Screening for various diseases is controversial these days thanks to the U.S. Public Services Task Force and similar agencies in other nations, which have suggested a more cautious approach to screening. These suggestions have been blasted by doctors and…

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Top Five Reasons to Love Modern Imaging

Ah, modern medical imaging. You can bet your car payment that I get a lot of mileage out of medical imaging as the Washington editor for Medical Device Daily. All those cuts under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 have…

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