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Hate Checking Out Early? A Hotel Chain Rethinks The 11 A.M. Rule With “Overstay Checkout”

Hailed by Art Series Chief Executive Will Deague as “a genuine product innovation,” “Overstay Checkout” is an idea from Naked Communications …

Technology Makes Way for Change in Children’s Healthcare

<i>This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post.</i><p>As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child’s …

What's behind the slow rise of health care costs? Our pocketbooks

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Primary Care Doctors Make More Rain Than Specialists

Underscoring the importance of pediatricians, internists and family physicians to the health care industry, a new study shows primary care physicians generating more revenue on average than specialists to hospitals.<p>While specialists still earn more money and certain specialists like orthopedic …

Let's going shopping for surgery: New government data shines light on health care cost variations

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Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made.<p>The U.S. medical system is absurdly expensive. You knew that already. But you probably didn't realize just how absurdly expensive it is compared to other …

How to Walk 2,000 More Steps a Day and Keep Weight Off

If you add just 2,000 more steps a day (about an extra 1 mile of walking) to your regular activities, you may never gain another pound. Research by …

Obama agenda: Health care back in spotlight

Obama said in Texas yesterday that Republicans were blocking parts of his agenda for “frankly political reasons.” And he urged people to pressure members of Congress to do more. "Every once in a while, I'm going to need your help to lean on your elected representatives and say, 'Hey, let's do …

Following the money in health tech: accelerators galore nationwide

The tech hubs on the coasts aren’t the only places where innovation in digital health is taking root. Last month, four new health technology startup …

Mobile Health - The Revolution Will be Measurable

<b>By David Schafran</b><p><i>David Schafran is co-founder and CEO of EyeNetra, Inc. He mixes entrepreneurship, technology, and humanism to super-humanize the world.</i><p>Billions of people worldwide are walking around with sophisticated scientific measurement instruments in their pockets ― although they may not …

Obama begins fresh health care push

President Barack Obama defended his health care law on Friday, calling Republicans’ repeal effort futile and urging Americans not to be “bamboozled” by the “misinformation” as the law’s implementation ramps up.<p>“It has been more than three years since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act and I …

Sebelius pitches health industry

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has stepped up her pitch to health law stakeholders to chip in on Obamacare outreach and enrollment efforts, administration officials confirmed Friday.<p>“Part of our mission is to help uninsured Americans take advantage of new, quality, affordable insurance options …

AstraZeneca unites with biotech firm to forge new cancer treatment

The UK's second biggest drugmaker is to pay biotech company Bind Therapeutics up to $200m (£131m) to develop a cancer medicine, in the latest industry tie-up aimed at replenishing the company's ailing pipeline.<p>AstraZeneca will work with Bind to deliver a potent medicine into tumours with fewer side …

Netflix Beats Analyst Estimates, With 29.2 Million US Subscribers And $1 Billion In Q1 Revenue

Netflix reported positive first-quarter numbers, including revenues of $1.02 billion during the first three months of the year. The company also announced that it added 2 million domestic in the quarter, bringing the total number of subscribers to 29.2 million.<p>The results represent a positive …

Nokia's Bet On Windows Phone Looks Like A Good One So Far

Nokia’s faith in Windows Phone seems to be paying off for now. The company continues to not only dominate the Windows Phone market but also take away market share from rivals such as Samsung and HTC, according to a recently released report by AdDuplex. The usage stats for April show that Nokia has …

Study: Many Invasive Medical Procedures are the Result of Uncertainty, Not Evidence

Few of us are comfortable with uncertainty in any form, least of all when the status of our health is branded with the scarlet question mark. A new study set to publish this week in the journal JAMA suggests that fear of uncertainty is fueling a psychological dynamic that’s leading to more and more …

What Does This $14 Billion Deal Mean For The Future Of DNA Sequencing?

In a deal that could have a big impact on the future of DNA sequencing technology, lab equipment Thermo Fisher Scientific is buying rival Life Technologies for $13.6 billion in cash and the assumption of $2.2 billion in debt. The deal values Life shares at $76 per share. That’s more than many …

When Big Data Doesn't Tell the Truth

It is now clear that the Retail segment is investing in Big Data analytics sources and processes. The often cited reason is that retailers across the board are now seeing Amazon as a formidable competitor. The result is a desire among traditional “bricks and mortar” retailers to understand how …

The Cloud Hits the Mainstream: More than Half of U.S. Businesses Now Use Cloud Computing

If you’ve attended a technology conference over the last couple years it’s hard to avoid the obvious buzz around cloud computing. Almost every vendor has applied the term to anything and everything imaginable. During this time there has been some debate over the level of adoption outside of the …

The Most Productive Drug Companies Of The Past 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, 278 new drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to data from the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation. One hundred-and-seventy-five of them, or 63% of those approvals, came from 41 companies that had at least two new drugs …

Hospitals Make More Money When They Mess Up Your Surgery

A new study just published in <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association</i> finds that hospitals often profit greatly when your surgery goes wrong. Typically you end up spending 14 days in the hospital instead of three. If you have private insurance, the hospital makes $39,017 more in …

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs Turns More Science Projects Into Businesses

Fresh off its first year of delivering grants to promising scientific research technologies, the Peter Thiel-backed Breakout Labs announced today that it funded two more companies.<p>The nonprofit Breakout Labs, financed by the billionaire venture capitalist’s Thiel Foundation, has provided grants of …

Your Business Needs To Get Social, Local And Mobile--Fast

Americans are going SoLoMo. They shop socially, search locally and do it all on mobile devices.<p>And if you’re not going SoLoMo like they are, you will quickly be left behind.<p>Recent research by event-promotion company Eventility indicates the importance of SoLoMo for small businesses: 97% of …

Medical Advice Network HealthTap Surpasses One Million Users

HealthTap, the online network that lets doctors answer anonymous queries, says it has surpassed one million registered users, marking its growing popularity as a destination for folks seeking personalized medical advice.<p>The Internet is a wild place for health-related content, where searching for …

Why Is Windows Phone Outselling The iPhone In India?

<b>This question was prompted by this article.</b><p>If Windows Phone sells more than zero phones in India, it means they have beaten iPhone there. Jokes aside, iPhone has a very poor penetration in India, and that has very little to do with Windows Phone. In short, the news of Windows phone beating iPhone …

How Samsung Competes With Apple In Design

With the Galaxy S 3 and the upcoming S4, Samsung has at least caught up with Apple‘s design ethos. You can question whether or not Samsung is now a better designed product or not, but the word from the street is that kids do not find Apple all that cool – set that against the China market where …

8 Ways To Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

For most people, juggling the demands of a career and a personal life is an ongoing challenge, especially at a time when many companies have slashed their ranks–and expect more from the survivors.<p>Achieving the elusive “work-life balance” can often feel like an impossible goal, especially for people …

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013

Another day, another top 10 list from Gartner, which this week is playing host to 10,000 IT pro at the Gartner Symposium IT Expo in Orlando.<p>Yesterday, the research firm laid out “10 critical tech trends for the next five years.”<p>Today, Gartner took a look at a little closer in, providing a list of …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …