One Stitch in the ER Costs over $500

At Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Daniel Diaz, 29, a public relations executive, was billed $3,355.96 for five stitches on his finger after cutting himself while peeling an avocado. At a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., Arch Roberts Jr., 56, a former government employee, was charged more than $2,000 for three stitches after being Read more about One Stitch in the ER Costs over $500[…]

How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life

…………………………………..Thanks to more than 20 Silicon Valley startups and advances in microfluidic technology, smartphones will soon be able to function as a mobile, real-time resource for rapidly obtaining all the studies done currently in a medical laboratory, including chemistries, blood values and microbiological studies. A device worn on the wrist, called Visi, has been approved Read more about How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life[…]

We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer-OverDiagnosis and OverTreatment

The use of medical imaging with high-dose radiation — CT scans in particular — has soared in the last 20 years. Our resulting exposure to medical radiation has increased more than sixfold between the 1980s and 2006, according to the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements. The radiation doses of CT scans (a series Read more about We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer-OverDiagnosis and OverTreatment[…]