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The 17 Most Memorable VMA Moments of All Time

From Madonna's scandalous "Like a Virgin" performance to "I'mma let you finish...," these are the highlights that stuck with us through 31 years of awards. We can only imagine what this year's ceremony and host Miley Cyrus have in store...<p><b>1) Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" as a less-than-virginal</b> …

Top 100 Healthcare Blogs

We’ve scoured the web and pulled from our own favorites to compile this Top 100 Healthcare Blogs - the best blogs for physicians and healthcare …

Health Care

A Look at Feminist Forms of Justice That Don't Involve the Police

<i>This is an excerpt from the book Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America, whose third edition came out from AK Press this July. The above</i> …

Mobile Health Devices and Cybersecurity: Federal Guidance for Management of Threats in Medical Devices

<b>New Technology = New Threats</b><p>With new technology comes new security concerns. But when that new technology is in the medical field, the cybersecurity …

Yes: Healthcare can balance mobility and BYOD with HIPAA compliance

Experts warn that healthcare companies must implement mobile platforms and BYOD programs in HIPAA compliant ways, and offer best practices.<p>Mobile …

Digital Health

Opioid deaths twice as likely among male patients: study

Patients and doctors need to reconsider broad use of long-term opioid therapy like fentanyl, oxycodone<p>Opioids such as oxycodone were originally …

Digital Health

JAMA seeks evidence of healthcare innovation

The staid Journal of the American Medical Association is getting into the field of healthcare innovation. JAMA won’t be bankrolling startups or …

2015 Could be the Year for Mental Health Reform

Not since the 1960s has the U.S. Congress seriously considered the issue of mental health. In 1963, it passed President Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act, and a few years later, Medicare and Medicaid designated funding for the community services mentioned in the bill.<p>Now, nearly 50 years later, …

Psychosurgeons Use Lasers to Burn Away Mental Illness

A brain surgeon begins an anterior cingulotomy by drilling a small hole into a patient's skull. The surgeon then inserts a tiny blade, cutting a path …

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Why Practice Fusion Is The Dominant Player In Cloud-Based Electronic Health Records

San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, the largest U.S. cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform for doctors and patients, on June 18th launched a native version of its EHR optimized for iOS and Android based tablets.<p>This expansion of technology will allow the 112,000 active health care …

Crowdsourcing

Who Is the Patient: The Insurance Industry or Real People?

The long-awaited ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) supporting subsidies/tax credits for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been hailed by the mainstream media (even including MSNBC) as a landmark event showing the success of health care reform. Granted, the ACA after five years has brought …

CNN’s Stunning Admission: It's Time For A Medical Marijuana Revolution

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, has acknowledged the fact widely ignored by the mainstream media – <i>“that the use of marijuana</i> …

The Republican War on Vegetables

New recommendations released earlier this year by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), an independent group of doctors and …

Nutrition

Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn't GetTooClose

As a newcomer in the United States, I have made many cultural gaffes. Some were not such a big deal, some were mildly embarrassing and some were, well, quite painful.<p>When I first started working in the U.S., I followed my boss into the restroom one day. There were five urinals and all of them were …

Ann Arbor

Marriage equality in the US is about to create a $2.6 billion wedding boom

Many across the US—and the world—this weekend are celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states.<p>In the US, one group has an extra reason to celebrate—and batten the hatches for a windfall. The caterers, calligraphers, stationers, florists, dress shops, …

LGBTQI

Gay Marriage Still Doesn’t Exist, No Matter What the Supreme Court Says

The Supreme Court is wrong. It’s pretty simple. They’re wrong. They’ve been wrong many times in the past, and seem to be wrong with an increasing regularity these days.<p>They were wrong yesterday when they announced that the federal government can offer Obamacare subsidies even though the law …

LGBTQI

'It's Time for Good Cops to Do Something About Bad Cops'

What do law-and-order conservatives propose to do about abusive policing?<p>Several weeks ago, Heather Mac Donald, a leading defender of urban police officers, published a provocative <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, “The New Nationwide Crime Wave,” in which she warned that “the nation’s two-decades-long …

Justice

How we learn to be helpless—and unlearn it

Learned helplessness keeps people in bad jobs, poor health, terrible relationships, and awful circumstances despite how easy it may be to escape. …

The Future of Periods Will Be High-Tech, Messy, and Might Involve Jellyfish

In the future, there could be computerized tampons that tell you when to change them, dissolvable tampons that can release HIV-prevention medication, and tampons that even detect ovarian cancer.<p>Women have been menstruating for, like, <i>ever</i>. Despite this, there have only been four imperfect products …

Women's Health

A history lesson for bitter conservatives: What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality ruling really means

Opponents of same-sex marriage claim that “elites” are foisting their values on America. History says the opposite<p>Many people are drawing comparisons between the Supreme Court’s decision declaring a constitutional right to gay marriage with the Court’s 1967 decision invalidating state laws …

A 12-Point Checklist For Healthcare Web Content Management

Choosing the right web content management solution can be stressful for many medical practices and hospitals. Marketing and patient education teams …

FDA & FTC mull homeopathy's future

Both the UK and Australian governments have issued reports describing homeopathy as bunk, and now the US Food and Drug Administration and Federal …

Mobile technology helps nurses to deliver improved patient care

Improving the Quality of Care<p>We shot this video at a hospital in Sweden to show just how Intel technology is helping nurses to improve the quality of …