Have An Artificial Pancreas New Year!

Okay,maybe this only important to a select few, but there really were some breakthroughs in diabetes management technology this year. And next year the first real combined continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump goes on the market. Forget the cure they have been promising for decades. This is truly a technological breakthrough for Type I […]

Most Common Workplace Injury in America

Among the most under-reported news stories is the impact of hearing loss in the workplace. A critical corollary of this story is that only the VA offers a true hearing benefit. Hearing loss is now linked to onset of dementia among other diseases of the elderly. As Baby Boomers get older this will increasingly become a […]

Help for Hearing Loss Due to Antibiotic Usage

It's another drug that does the trick but it's still nice to see that work is being done to help those who lose their hearing due to antibiotics that are very necessary to their health. Kudos to Edwin Rubel, Ph.D. of the University of Washington.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Takes Another Step Forward

The Dexcom 5 has been approved by the FDA for use in place of daily finger stick testing. This is a big deal. Until now Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) have been classified as something to use along with finger stick testing. This ruling by the FDA is one more step forward toward the holy grail of […]

The Price of Hearing

Audiology Now!, the hearing aid industry's largest annual convention has just concluded. For the first time, in a long time, the biggest issue was the high cost of hearing aids. The industry has for years been lobbying the US Congress to include hearing aids as a medical cost which would be covered by insurance. While […]

Uber for Health Anyone?

Much has been written about concierge healthcare. And there are numerous successful practices not the least of which is One Medical. The idea is to structure  the entire process in a way that makes sense to a specific type of healthcare consumer. One Medical caters to a youngish professional who prefers to handle everything digitally […]