Diseases & Cures

Cardiovascular Ultrasound

health/ultrasound.jpgGE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company recently announced that it has developed a new, miniaturized cardiovascular ultrasound so small and lightweight it will transform the way doctors see and treat heart disease.

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Breast Cancer New Tools

computer/computer.jpgMedical research has taken great strides in gathering information in the fight against breast cancer. But the amount of data can be overwhelming - for researchers and computer systems alike.

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Videophone Booths for Deaf

health/videophonefordeaf.jpgSorenson Media® recently unveiled the nation's first videophone booths for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to conduct free video relay calls through an American Sign Language (ASL)

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Colon Cancer Drug

health/drug.jpgThe FDA has approved Avastin, the first anti-angiogenesis cancer therapy proven to increase survival time in patients who had not received previous treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer -- the second most common cause of cancer death in the US.

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Hospital Bedside Computers

health/doctorcomputer80.jpgWhen you're in a hospital, the last thing you want is to be given the wrong medication or treatment. But that is a problem faced by hospitals because of illegible handwritten prescriptions. Now, new technology is helping hospitals reduce medication errors as well as expedite treatment orders and improve patient care.

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Bar Codes Save Lives

objects/barcode80.jpgLegislators on both sides of the political fence are urging hospitals to better use technology to improve healthcare. Even President Bush called for computerized health records in his recent state of the union address.

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High-Tech Heart Chair

health/high-techchair.jpgHeart disease patients have traditionally had problems getting quality images of the heart taken, impeding a patient's medical diagnosis. But with new NASA-like technology, doctors are getting clearer pictures while giving patients a more comfortable experience.

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