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Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, March 1, 2021 (American Heart Association News) Some patients looking to reschedule annual physicals, wellness visits or other routine medical appointments long delayed by COVID-19 first may need to make time to find a new doctor. Thousands of practices have closed because of the pandemic, a recent survey shows,
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Varian has announced after 16 years, CEO Dow Wilson is slated to step down from the position. Wilson will retire upon the completion of Siemens Healthineers $16.4 billion acquisition of Varian. He will be succeeded by Chris Toth, President and Chief Operating Officer of Varian, who will become CEO of the Varian business segment of Siemens
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The COVID-19 pandemic tested the resilience of supply chains. The medical device industry was no exception. The pandemic has disrupted everything from supply and demand to shipping and workplace capacity. Medical device companies have experienced delays within their facilities, and the disruption has affected their ability to serve their customers as well as their relationships
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Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have developed three different robots that can sense and measure patients’ healthcare parameters, including electrocardiograms, oxygen levels, respiration rates, and temperature. One of the robots, comprising a robotic arm, contains electrodes in its fingertips, and can take measurements when it makes contact with a patient. Another, a smart
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Genetic alterations of the KRAS gene are some of the most common mutations in lung cancer patients, but unfortunately these patients have few effective treatment options. Drugs that target the G12C mutation in KRAS have shown some activity in lung cancer; however, alternative signaling pathways are often activated that bypass the KRAS inhibitor, resulting in
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March 10 is your chance to celebrate the role sterile packaging plays in healthcare and beyond. The date kicks off what organizers intend to be an annual tradition—Sterile Packaging Day. Conceived by the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC), Sterile Packaging Day highlights the efforts of packaging designers, sterilizers, and users who all work to ensure
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Rice University engineers have developed a new diagnostic tool that can be plugged into an off-the-shelf cellphone can diagnose COVID-19 in 55 minutes or less. The stamp-sized microfluidic chip measures the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein in blood serum from a standard finger prick. The nanobeads bind to SARS-CoV-2 N protein, a biomarker for COVID-19,
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Researchers at Rice University have developed a microfluidic device that can test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in a drop of blood and display its results once plugged into a cell phone. The test runs in under an hour, and works by detecting SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein using antibody-studded magnetic nanobeads. In tests, the device could
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