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When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In ‘3-D’?

3D mammography, which uses the same X-ray technology as regular mammography but creates additional cross-sectional images, is becoming offered more and more at facilities as an alternative screening tool. It is still unclear whether it is better than traditional mammography;

When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In ‘3-D’?

3D mammography, which uses the same X-ray technology as regular mammography but creates additional cross-sectional images, is becoming offered more and more at facilities as an alternative screening tool. It is still unclear whether it is better than traditional mammography;

3-D human ‘mini-brains’ shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illness

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s are using new technology to research genetic determinants of mental health in which stem cells are used to grow a replica of a human brain.  Using this, they were able to find the specific molecular

3-D human ‘mini-brains’ shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illness

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s are using new technology to research genetic determinants of mental health in which stem cells are used to grow a replica of a human brain.  Using this, they were able to find the specific molecular

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

What Do Amazon, JPMorgan Chase And Berkshire Hathaway Have Planned For Health Care?

NPR interview discussing the new firm that these three companies are creating  to try to lower costs of healthcare. They believe that the issues lie in the lack of access to useful healthcare information and that the answer lies in

What Do Amazon, JPMorgan Chase And Berkshire Hathaway Have Planned For Health Care?

NPR interview discussing the new firm that these three companies are creating  to try to lower costs of healthcare. They believe that the issues lie in the lack of access to useful healthcare information and that the answer lies in

Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

This article brings up the potential harms and shortcomings of the numerous phone apps that have been developed for healthcare. It is pointed out that these apps are not regulated by the FDA and can be developed by non-healthcare professionals

Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

This article brings up the potential harms and shortcomings of the numerous phone apps that have been developed for healthcare. It is pointed out that these apps are not regulated by the FDA and can be developed by non-healthcare professionals

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the