The benefits of stem cells are hotly debated in the medical community, and federal regulators have warned the public to beware of clinics that peddle unapproved injections as a cure-all.
UW researchers have developed software that would allow smart speakers and smartphones to detect heart attacks in the home and call for help.
ECMO is designed to be a bridge to somewhere — recovery, transplantation or an implanted heart device. But for some patients it can be “bridge to nowhere.”
My doctor’s nurse is far better equipped to answer a question about my ongoing health problem than someone at a call center reading from a script.
Shortly after the device’s recall, the FDA and Medtronic made a deal to keep reports of its malfunction — now totaling 50,000 — shielded from public scrutiny.
There are more than 700 clinics in the U.S. selling unproven stem cell cellular therapies, generating $2 billion in global business that is largely unregulated.
One artificial intelligence system recently achieved a cancer detection accuracy comparable to an expert radiologist.
A small clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can safely correct the immune systems of infants newly diagnosed with a rare, inherited disorder.
“We hope to attract the best and brightest in the world to the institute to work on what we believe is going to be a protein-design revolution.”
KING5 TV and Swedish Hospital criticized for promoting treatment that critics say is an “expensive placebo.”
How electronic health records became an ‘unholy mess.’
Patients have paid thousands of dollars stem cell treatments only to discover hey were duped.
The researcher making these claims has a considerable financial stake in his claims being proven correct.
Companies seek to make money getting people to worry about a problem they didn’t realize they had and create a solution for that worry via a high-tech product.
Marketing drives more testing…more treatments. It’s a big part of why health care is so expensive… it’s the fancy, high-tech stuff things that get marketed.