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The Proactive Healthcare Future is Here

By Jill | Uncategorized, , , , ,

Nothing is more important to a person than his or her health, but millions remain uniformed and passive when it comes to healthcare. Passive consumers expect providers to take charge of their health, do not ask questions or provide information, and have complacent, or even fatalistic attitudes about their health options. Yet numerous studies show […]

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Clinics Versus Hospitals

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , , ,

There are more than 5,750 hospitals in the United States. In 2012, they treated nearly 36 million patients. Millions more were treated on an outpatient basis at the nation’s more than 15,000 urgent care centers and other health care clinics. And a new type of healthcare facility, the retail health clinic, is springing up in […]

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Medical Device Technologies Shaping Our World Today

By Jill | Medical Devices, , , , , , , , , ,

In 1958, Minneapolis engineer Earl Bakken produced the first wearable external pacemaker. Since that time, biomedical engineering has contributed to human welfare by alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life. Advanced medical devices have improved the quality of life for countless patients who have benefited from early diagnoses, less invasive treatments, reductions in recovery times, […]

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