Stories tagged: medical technology
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Sweat it out! Skin patch aims to test sweat for health
The experimental gadget goes well beyond activity monitors like the Fitbit. A little larger than a quarter, it’s almost like a tiny lab stuck to the skin – and a …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 7 p.m.
Medical scribes track doctors’ examinations from thousands of miles away
The entrepreneurs behind the technology – which could one day morph into something as tiny as a contact lens – say it is more than just a transcription tool: It’s …
Wed., May 22, 2013, 2:10 p.m.
Doctors save Ohio boy by ‘printing’ an airway tube
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012, 12:18 a.m.
Man with bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper
CHICAGO (AP) — Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 5:44 a.m.
J&J taps Bayer exec for new post over 3 divisions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is hiring a Bayer Group executive for a new position overseeing J&J’s troubled consumer health and manufacturing operations, as new CEO Alex Gorsky …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, 7:56 a.m.
Forget Marcus Welby: Today’s docs want a real life
CHICAGO (AP) — Don’t call today’s young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 7:50 p.m.
Tapping engineers, families for hospital safety
WASHINGTON (AP) — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients …
Tue., Aug. 15, 1995
Idaho Company Offers Cholesterol Testing Kit
The Cholestron home cholesterol screening test. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
Thu., May 25, 1995
New Device Broadcasts Vital Signs Hewlett-Packard Product Transmits Data To Doctors
Good news for doctors on the golf course, and their patients in the hospital: Hewlett-Packard Co. introduced a palm-size wireless computer Wednesday that receives vital signs like electrocardiograms, heart rates …