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Doctors Now Using Google Glass During Operations (VIDEO)

One of the major problems holding back Google Glass (other than the fact it hasn't been released yet) is that it looks, well, nerdy.<p>But one time …

Indian doctor successfully performs surgery in Jaipur with help of Google Glass

Orthopedic surgeon Selen G. Parekh used the medium of Google Glass, the tech giant's wearable computer, to perform a successful foot and ankle …

10 signs you're a burned-out ER nurse

Ron Chapple Studios | ThinkStock + Scrubs<p>“Never, ever lie to your ER nurse. Their BS detectors are excellent, and you lose all credibility when you …

Secrets nurses keep

Thinkstock<p>With all the craziness that goes on during any given shift, nurses are bound to have some pretty interesting secrets. Below are 10 secrets …

To Reduce Patient Falls, Hospitals Try Alarms, More Nurses

A bad fall in the hospital can turn a short visit into a long stay.<p>Such falls featured in congressional discussions about patient safety, and in a new study in the <i>Journal of Patient Safety</i> about medical errors. Falls are one part of a multistate clash between nurses and hospitals over how to …

Nursing exams keep pace with health care tech advances

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Don't Call Me Just a Nurse

In the first year of my career as a registered nurse, I continued my education, wrapping up my bachelor's degree in nursing, not yet a requirement to work as an RN but a well-worth-it continuation of a degree to make you a more well-rounded and, to be honest, respected nurse. One of the …

Why You Should Complete Your LinkedIn Profile Now | Work It Daily

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Why Is This Ebola Outbreak Spreading?

The deadly virus emerged in Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Can it be stopped?<p>At least 60 people have died from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea. This particular outbreak has moved from the jungle to Guinea's capital city, Conakry, and reportedly crossed into Liberia and …

Patient’s Cranium Replaced With Custom 3D Printed Implant

Three months ago, a 22-year-old woman, suffering from a rare bone ailment, underwent brain surgery in Holland. Her skull, which had grown some three …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

Watch how a Ford Raptor rolls down the assembly line in Dearborn

<i>Bloomberg TV</i> reporter Matt Miller is the proud new owner of a pretty killer truck. How do we know? The reporter headed to Dearborn, MI to Ford's assembly plant, with a film crew in tow, to see exactly how his new F-150 SVT Raptor and its mother-loving 6.2-liter V8 engine, was screwed together.<p>The …

The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. We take for granted that our medical records, family …