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Future Effects of Nanotech on Health Care

by Ryan Winter on October 21, 2009

One of the first popular mentions of nanotechnology was the 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Evolution” in which self aware, nano-scale robots take over the Enterprise.

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Though nothing on such a grand scale is lurking around today, nanotechnology – on a rudimentary level – is on the verge of coming into wide use.

Industry journals estimate that in the medical world alone, there are more than 150 nanotech-based drugs and delivery systems in development.

So what will (or could) nano-scale constructions mean for health-care in the next few years? [click to continue…]

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America’s Nursing Shortage by the Numbers

by Ryan Winter on September 22, 2009

By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that it will be short between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.)

Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees.

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America's Nursing Shortage by the Numbers

by Ryan Winter on September 22, 2009

By 2020, the U.S. government predicts that it will be short between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.)

Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees.

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low_disease_rates_soliantYou’ve probably heard of a few such places: Areas of the world that – for reasons rare, bizarre, and so-simple-its-crazy – seem to be impervious to certain ailments.

Below is a sampling from across the globe of such oasis and a look at what may account for their ultra health benefits:

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Ever wondered if there was a better way to do things in a hospital?

Ever knew there was a better way and wondered if it was doable?

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Check out a dozen little medical facilities around the world that could…and did:
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If it becomes reality, the Obama administration’s controversial proposal for a Canada-like option for those without a private insurance plan could dramatically impact healthcare workers. Positive or negative, here are nine things we think the plan could change:

1. Doctors’ pay will come from different sourcessoliant_obama_health_surgery1

In Canada, doctors bill the provincial healthcare system. Among other things, the Obama plan could allow people who aren’t covered by an insurance company receive affordable coverage from the government. For health care professionals treating such patients, preventative medicine in America would become a paying practice. (And hopefully a healthier population.) [click to continue…]

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