Patricia Long

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3D-Printed Human Organs Prep Doctors for Real Surgeries

An Iowa businessman says 3D-printed human organs can help doctors practice surgeries before actually opening up a real body.<p>Mark Ginsberg — an Iowa …

One of Uber's core crew said to launch on-demand doctors

Word has it that Oscar Salazar has been working to create a startup for the "1 percent" that will send doctors on home visits.<p>With the US government's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, it appears some techie types are thinking about how to startup-ify doctor visits for the country's upper …

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If Your Heart Stopped Tonight

An ICU physician on taking time to discuss with patients how they see their final days<p>Nearly 15 years ago, the management of a large company had a novel idea about how to encourage its employees to enroll in 401K savings plans. It wasn’t by creating more attractive savings schemes, but by …

4 ways to increase ER efficiency

It’s a sheer numbers game when looking at emergency room efficiency: the more patients that go through an ER, the more dollars a hospital takes …