The Internet of Medical Things Gold Rush (And My Grandfather’s Wooden Leg)

By MICHAEL MILLENSON  The most intriguing aspect of the recent Connected Health Conference was the eclectic mix of corporations claiming cutting-edge expertise in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). HP, a legend in computer hardware, was touting a service that scoops data from Web-enabled home devices such as bathroom scales up into the cloud and then manages…

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When High-Profile People Share Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Millions Of Others With The Disease May Benefit

Following on the heels of President Ronald Reagan and Tennessee’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, Sandra Day O’Connor’s announcement about her struggles with dementia helps caregivers and others afflicted by the disease deal with the stigma of the illness and make decisions to seek early diagnosis even though there is no cure. Other public health news…

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‘This Isn’t Just My Lane. It’s My Highway’: Doctors Outraged Over NRA’s Suggestion That They Stay Out Of Gun Debate

The NRA’s tweet saying doctors should “stay in their lane” over the gun control debate sparked furious, and sometimes graphic, responses from physicians who deal with gun shot victims frequently. “Do you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly?” Judy Melinek tweeted. Another doctor posted: “My lane is paved by…

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