Healthcare Gets More Social
Healthcare / Technology

Healthcare Gets More Social

Traditionally, healthcare was restricted only to highly trained individuals and researchers who worked on their own or with other specialists. Today, however, social media and smartphones are allowing the general population to get more involved with the healthcare industry. Listed below are some interesting examples of how this phenomenon, called crowdsourcing, is improving patient diagnosis, … Continue reading

Is the Physician Shortage a Myth?
America / Healthcare

Is the Physician Shortage a Myth?

The notion that a physician shortage is growing in the United States has become deeply ingrained in the healthcare ethos. However, growing evidence shows that this widely accepted assumption might be fundamentally flawed. The traditional belief about the physician shortage initially seems to make sense for three reasons. First, the segment of the population over … Continue reading

Electronic Cigarettes – Therapeutic Device or All Smoke, No Substance?
America / Healthcare / Regulation

Electronic Cigarettes – Therapeutic Device or All Smoke, No Substance?

Over the past five years, electronic cigarettes – devices that electronically vaporize a refillable, inhalable nicotine-laced liquid – have exploded into a $1.5 billion industry with over 4 million users. Although this is a small portion of the tobacco market, Bloomberg Industries projects that e-cigarettes may surpass traditional tobacco product sales by as early as … Continue reading

The Ebola Crisis: An Epidemic with Global Implications
Healthcare / National Security

The Ebola Crisis: An Epidemic with Global Implications

Spiraling out of Control Although Ebola has periodically caused serious localized damage in Africa since it was identified in 1976, the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Western Africa has been the deadliest in history. As of July, approximately 1,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded since February, resulting in over 650 deaths in West Africa. Unfortunately, … Continue reading