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Do You Take an Active Role in Your Health?

When I come down with an illness, the first thing I do is head straight to the internet to look up my symptoms. It’s empowering at times. I feel better prepared when I do get an appointment with my doctor. I’m definitely not alone.According to a blog written by Riche Chelko, president and founder of The Chelko Consulting Group. patients entering the…See More
Feb 12, 2013
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FDA Approves New Test to Help Treat Common Infection Transplant Patients

As you are reading this, 114,810 people are waiting for an organ. Eighteen people will die today waiting for an organ that could save their life. Yet, even for those who undergo a solid organ transplant, they face serious complications. Today I wanted to share exciting news for those who get a second chance. This month, the FDA has approved the first DNA test to help doctors treat a common viral infection in patients who have a solid organ transplant.The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is especially…See More
Jul 20, 2012
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Apr 19, 2012
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An Online Campaign for a 3-year-old Amputee Gets President Obama’s Attention

One man’s plight to raise money for a 3-year-old boy from Wales who had his legs amputated after contracting meningococcal septicemia has caught the attention of the White House.  While attending a ceremony to accept the White House Photographer of the Year award, Dai Baker nearly got thrown out of for taking a picture of his…See More
Apr 19, 2012
Theresa Masnik commented on Sarah Willey's blog post Are Popular Social Media Sites, Like Facebook and Twitter, Addictive?
"Sarah - I'm curious, what was the outcome of your second attempt at "ignoring the beeps and buzzing"? I agree that continually checking email, Tweeting and updating Facebook posts has become quite addictive - but isn't that the…"
Feb 10, 2012
Sarah Willey posted a blog post

Are Popular Social Media Sites, Like Facebook and Twitter, Addictive?

As I rushed out the door this morning with my laptop in one hand and iPhone in the other, results from a new survey that aired on the morning news confirmed what I already knew - checking email and using social media is addictive.Chicago University's…See More
Feb 8, 2012
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Doctors in Scotland use Webcam, Skype and iPhone 4 to Perform Pulmonary Ultrasound

As mHealth continues to gain momentum, I wanted to share an example of how the technologies we use every day can help sick patients all over the world.An interesting case study generated attention recently after a letter was published in the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock describing the use of a Webcam, Skype and an iPhone 4 to conduct a remote pulmonary ultrasound in Scotland. The technologies allowed a provider in Calgary to…See More
Jan 9, 2012
Sarah Willey commented on Theresa Masnik's blog post Happy & Healthy Working Moms
"Theresa, thanks for sharing this. I am a bit mixed on this study. As a former stay-at-home mom and now full-time working mom, the exhaustion I felt at the end of the day was very much different from the stress I feel now as a full-time…"
Dec 13, 2011
Sarah Willey commented on Heather Gitlitz's blog post Remembering a Health Innovator
"Heather- Thanks for sharing this. I was one of the first kids growing up to have an Apple computer in my house thanks to my father's business. Yet, I would not call my self an Apple enthusiast. I didn't realize how much it would make my…"
Oct 7, 2011
Sarah Willey posted a blog post

Your Shrink is a Click Away - Is it a Good Idea?

There is so much to be said about the way the internet has improved our society. We can now do everything from our home computer or via our smart phone. There’s no need to leave the house anymore. We can rent movies, order groceries, telecommute and even have consults with our doctors. But I was kind of surprised to read that some people are now having sessions with their therapist via Skype from their home computer, or even the Skype app. Some say there’s comfort in carrying your doctor around…See More
Sep 26, 2011
Sarah Willey commented on Sarah Willey's blog post Emergency Rooms Turn to Texting Wait Times
"I heard about the billboards as well. I've gone through the so-called Fast Track. Basically, if your case is less severe, you're sent to a different area to be seen. It was definitely quicker."
Aug 25, 2011
Nick Liberati commented on Sarah Willey's blog post Emergency Rooms Turn to Texting Wait Times
"Glad to see something is being done about this. Emergency rooms are notorious for their long wait times. The ER near my College took forever (don't ask how I know). I have also heard of iPhone apps that alert you of ER times, as well as…"
Aug 25, 2011
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Emergency Rooms Turn to Texting Wait Times

Having spent many hours in a hospital ER waiting room for myself and my kids, I'm really excited about the following concept.Some hospitals are adding a texting service that allows patients to receive up-to-date information on their mobile phones while en route to the hospital. Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Medical Center uses a system called ER Texting, a system that went live last March. Using a dedicated texting code, patients can send a text message with their ZIP code in the body of the text. The…See More
Aug 22, 2011
Nicole Franklin commented on Sarah Willey's blog post Report: iPad Rumored to Have New Physician Feature
"Its interesting to see how mHealth will continue to grow and how the FDA will regulate this sector."
Aug 12, 2011
Preeti commented on Sarah Willey's blog post Report: iPad Rumored to Have New Physician Feature
"Science has many development in medical field for treating the common diseases as hemorrhoids  and more. Such inventions are very helpful in diagnosis and to treat the problems."
Jul 30, 2011
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Report: iPad Rumored to Have New Physician Feature

There's a report this morning that an HD version of the iPad will be released with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution display, almost double the current pixel display. Apparently, this is not the new iPad 3, rather, a premium version of the iPad aimed at physicians who could utilize a higher pixel density display for viewing radiology images.Currently, there is one FDA-approved medical radiology app for the iPad called…See More
Jul 11, 2011

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Do You Take an Active Role in Your Health?

When I come down with an illness, the first thing I do is head straight to the internet to look up my symptoms. It’s empowering at times. I feel better prepared when I do get an appointment with my doctor. I’m definitely not alone.

According to a blog written by Riche Chelko, president and founder of The Chelko Consulting Group. patients…

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:05am

FDA Approves New Test to Help Treat Common Infection Transplant Patients

As you are reading this, 114,810 people are waiting for an organ. Eighteen people will die today waiting for an organ that could save their life. Yet, even for those who undergo a solid organ transplant, they face serious complications. Today I wanted to share exciting news for those who get a second chance. This month, the FDA has approved the first DNA test to help doctors treat a common viral infection in patients who have a solid organ transplant.

The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is…

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Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:38am

An Online Campaign for a 3-year-old Amputee Gets President Obama’s Attention

One man’s plight to raise money for a 3-year-old boy from Wales who had his legs amputated after contracting meningococcal septicemia has caught the attention of the White House.  While attending a ceremony to accept the White House Photographer of the Year award, Dai Baker nearly got thrown out of for…

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Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:47am

Are Popular Social Media Sites, Like Facebook and Twitter, Addictive?

As I rushed out the door this morning with my laptop in one hand and iPhone in the other, results from a new survey that aired on the morning news confirmed what I already knew - checking email and using social media is addictive.…

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