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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 ...

The Advantages of Being a Medical Expert Witness

10.20.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Civil litigation is usually the result of a person who feels they have suffered harm due to the negligence of another person or organization. Claims will involve seeking damages as a result of such judicial findings as failing to provide a standard of care that can include failure to provide appropriate medical treatment, failure to ...

Physician Expert Witness Plays a Key Role in State and Federal Courts

10.03.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

When it comes to testimony in a jury trial, trust, professionalism and experience all play into the mix. The jury is hearing statements from two sides, each with it own position and goals. Perhaps one of the most trusted witnesses to take the stand in such a proceeding is a licensed physician. To most laypeople, ...