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Curative received FDA emergency use authorization for its novel COVID-19 tests

The diagnostics startup Curative has received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its novel test to determine COVID-19 infection. The company says that its tests have already been used by the City of Los Angeles since late March and have tested over 53,000 city residents. Curative’s tests use an oral-fluid ...

New study casts doubt on hyrdoxychloroquine’s effectiveness in treating coronavirus

In a prime example of why President Trump shouldn’t be endorsing any unproven potential treatments for the novel coronavirus behind the current global pandemic, a new small-scale study by researchers in China indicates that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine actually isn’t any more effective than standard, existing best practice for conventional care of patients with the ...

Verana Health aims to organize and analyze doctors’ clinical data sets, whether patients like it or not

If the two-year old healthcare startup Verana Health has its way it could become the Google for physician generated healthcare data. The company has raised $100 million from GV (one of the corporate investment arms of Alphabet, the parent company of Google), Bain Capital Ventures, Casdin Capital and Define Ventures and counts the famous life ...

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

America has an addiction problem. It’s a problem that serial entrepreneur Josh Bruno has seen first hand. And it’s why he’s launched a new company called Path, which pitches access to specialized substance addiction treatment professionals as an employee health benefit, to do something about it. “I have unfortunately lost five friends now to alcohol ...

Consumers get another digital home health offering as Tyto Care and Best Buy launch TytoHome

Best Buy is partnering with the Israeli technology Tyto Care to become the official retailer for the company’s all-in-one digital diagnostics kit through its physical stores in California, the Dakotas, Ohio and Minnesota and through its online store. Tyto previously sold its technology through healthcare plans, making its handheld examination device with attachments that act ...

With 35 different in-home health diagnostic tests now on offer, Everlywell raises $50 million to expand

Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into healthcare startups pitching lower cost alternatives to traditional services and one of their primary targets is diagnostics. As investors look to back services that can pitch lower cost alternatives to customers, companies like EverlyWell, the Disrupt Battlefield alumnus which just raised $50 million in new ...

The surgeon who removed his own appendix

On April 29, 1961, Dr. Leonid Rogozov was in Antarctica in a blizzard when his stomach began to hurt. Badly. The only physician on the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, Rogozov realized his appendix needed to come out before it burst and killed him. Rogozov's only choice was to take the matter into his hands. He roped ...

Overview of a Physician’s Assistant

11.05.2009 · Posted in Career Articles

The physician assistance, or PA, is a professional healthcare who works under the supervision of a licensed physician. The PAs' jobs are about to take medical histories, examining, preventing, diagnosing, testing and treating of disease and assisting in the surgery. They also treat minor injuries such as wounds; removing casts; changing dressings and providing injection. ...

Good Reasons to Become a Physician Assistant

11.05.2009 · Posted in Career Articles

How much do we earn is not the priority reason to obtain the profession; but it is still an aspect that we need to evaluate. According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the starting salary for fresh graduate physician assistants was $76,232 while in full-time clinical practice in 2008 was $89,987; but some experienced ...

Increasing Demand for Internal Medicine Jobs

10.23.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

In today's job market, it is important to seek out high-demand professions in order to secure one's future. Even within a mostly stable profession such as the medical one, it is important to have a good idea about which specialty is most likely to remain in high demand. Specialties that are likely to provide more ...