Author Archives: Rebecca Post

New ‘flight simulator’ technology gives neurosurgeons peek inside brain before surgery

Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. They create a realistic, customizable 3D simulation

New ‘flight simulator’ technology gives neurosurgeons peek inside brain before surgery

Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. They create a realistic, customizable 3D simulation

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

The use of the da Vinci surgical robot in benign gynecology has been controversial. A recent study showed that robotically assisted adnexal surgeries (such as an oophorectomy) had slight increased rates of complications (though statistically insignificant) and costs almost double that of the

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

The use of the da Vinci surgical robot in benign gynecology has been controversial. A recent study showed that robotically assisted adnexal surgeries (such as an oophorectomy) had slight increased rates of complications (though statistically insignificant) and costs almost double that of the

Are Wearables for Babies a Good Idea?

Wearables are now available to track your baby’s oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing patterns, temperature, and sleeping position — however, experts question the usefulness of these devices. These products are marketed to give parents peace of mind, but may be

Are Wearables for Babies a Good Idea?

Wearables are now available to track your baby’s oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing patterns, temperature, and sleeping position — however, experts question the usefulness of these devices. These products are marketed to give parents peace of mind, but may be

Study suggests that children with disabilities may benefit more from telemedicine services

A recent study found that children with disabilities made up a large percentage of patients using telemedicine services (40% in the study had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy). This may be due to factors such as the cost of multiple

Study suggests that children with disabilities may benefit more from telemedicine services

A recent study found that children with disabilities made up a large percentage of patients using telemedicine services (40% in the study had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy). This may be due to factors such as the cost of multiple

New Smartphone App Helps Diabetics Track Blood-Sugar Levels

FDA approves first diabetes glucose monitoring app. Patients can wirelessly transmit glucose readings directly to an iPhone. Useful to share live readings with health care provider, family members, or caregivers. Full article: http://goo.gl/3AgSen

New Smartphone App Helps Diabetics Track Blood-Sugar Levels

FDA approves first diabetes glucose monitoring app. Patients can wirelessly transmit glucose readings directly to an iPhone. Useful to share live readings with health care provider, family members, or caregivers. Full article: http://goo.gl/3AgSen

Study shows innovative use of smartwatch in diagnosis of tremors

Using a smartwatch, researchers were able to distinguish between essential tremors and Parkinson’s tremors with surprising accuracy. They hypothesize they will be able to use this commercially available technology to monitor the effects of therapy. Full article: http://goo.gl/UyTvHz

Study shows innovative use of smartwatch in diagnosis of tremors

Using a smartwatch, researchers were able to distinguish between essential tremors and Parkinson’s tremors with surprising accuracy. They hypothesize they will be able to use this commercially available technology to monitor the effects of therapy. Full article: http://goo.gl/UyTvHz