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3-D Printing Medical Miracle

3-D Printing: A Medical Miracle

Razmara Nizak is a student of technical medicine. His thesis? Validate a new MRI protocol for patient-specific solutions in health care. In other words, he is trying to make the process of replacing knees and hips more efficient. To achieve this academic goal, Razmara is utilizing a revolutionary new technology to manufacture prototypes and experiment with different model sizes: an ORD Bot Quantum 3-D printer.

Smartphone and Medicine

The Smartphone and Medicine

Ten years ago, no one would have imagined that a smartphone could be useful in health care, but these devices have improved rapidly, with specifications and processing power increasing exponentially, and lending themselves to resilience and adaptability. Amazing advances have been made available for both iOS- and Android-powered smartphones recently that are capable of changing the landscape and our mindset regarding how we use technology to advance the diagnosis and prevention of many illnesses.

Tech Tips for iPhone IOS7

Tech Tips for iPhone IOS7: Here’s our 7 on 7, or 7 of our favorite new things about IOS7.

Big news for the iPhone IOS7 is iTunes Radio, which lets you enter in an artist, song, or genre, and you will get a station that plays songs similar in nature. There are options to like the song, dislike it so it doesn’t play again, or buy it and add it to your iTunes music library. There’s an audio ad every 15 to 30 minutes, but it’s free customized radio so that isn’t a bad deal.

Mobile Tips & Tricks: iOS

Mobile Tips & Tricks: iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Technology is ever changing. It is getting faster, smaller, and more intuitive. Are you up-to-date with the latest thingamajig or app (that’s short for application for all you fogies)? Do you know your LOL from SMH? To help you out, we’ve created a compilation of the best how-tos, tips, tricks, and hacks for your iOS mobile devices. Use it, share it, and enjoy it.

3D Printed Device Saves Baby's Life

Baby’s Life Saved with Groundbreaking 3D Printed Device That Restored His Breathing

Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire predictions weren’t true.

“Quite a few doctors said he had a good chance of not leaving the hospital alive,” says April Gionfriddo, about her now 20-month-old son, Kaiba. “At that point, we were desperate. Anything that would work, we would take it and run with it.”

iPad Apps for Seniors

iPad Apps for Seniors

There are a growing number of free or inexpensive smartphone apps available for aging or ailing patients with chronic health conditions. These apps help patients and their caregivers keep track of medication dosages, nutritional requirements, and other daily healthcare needs. The apps also tap in to the growing trend of using mobile technology to communicate, organize our lives, and improve our health.

Apps for Patients with Special Needs

Apps for Patients with Special Needs

There are an array of apps available that are designed to assist patients with specials needs and their families. The iPad has become a popular therapeutic tool for people with disabilities of all kinds, especially because of the sensitivity of its touchscreen. For example, parents of autistic children are using applications to teach them basic skills, like brushing teeth, and how to communicate better. Studies are ongoing to test the iPads effectiveness as a functional tool for the disabled, which can vary widely depending on diagnosis. In this article, well cover just a few of the more popular apps that can make a real difference in the life of people with disabilities.

iPads for Kids

iPads for Kids

For some parents, the iPad has become an expensive babysitter. It happens in your waiting room every day—parents passing off their iPad or phone to their kids in order to pass the time.

e-Prescribing Basics

e-Prescribing Basics

e-Prescribing is the process of filling a medical prescription electronically via a computer or handheld device with e-Prescribing software, thereby taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions. Its functionality establishes an electronic connection with payers and pharmacies, automating the prescription renewal request and authorization process.

iPad Use for Physicians

iPad Use for Physicians

iPad adoption by doctors is soaring and reportedly 62% of U.S. doctors use one for professional purposes. Doctors also reported using their devices in conjunction with patient care in the exam room or hospital. It’s anticipated that two-thirds of all U.S. physicians will be using iPads professionally in 2013.

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