Your Health in 2020 – Patients Will Become Empowered Participants


Bosch’s Health Buddy telemedicine system

Put aside the politics and the heated rhetoric. On this point we can all agree: Health care in the U.S. is fragmented at best. Inefficiencies abound. Stakeholders rarely communicate. Tasks better suited to computers are completed by hand. Providers have little time and incentive to adopt new technologies, many of which significantly change established workflows and often lead to fewer reimbursable visits.


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New Method Of Analyzing Brain Signals Could Help Stroke Patients

New Method Of Analyzing Brain Signals Could Help Stroke Patients 

This image shows brain activity in a stroke patient before (left) and after (right) two weeks of rehabilitative therapy.

New ways to analyze the brain’s electrical activity might soon help physicians diagnose brain disorders and assess the benefits of treatment. ElMindA, a startup based in Israel, is developing one such system, which it hopes will help doctors diagnose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) more objectively and speed up treatment decisions for stroke patients. The company is partnering with pharmaceutical and medical-device companies and expects to have a product ready for clinical use in 18 months.

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Parental Expectations Affect Child’s Asthma

Parental Expectations Affect Child’s Asthma 

Asthmatic children whose parents have high expectations for their ability to function normally are less likely to have symptoms than other children dealing with the condition, according to a new study. Children also are more likely to use asthma controller medications appropriately if they have a routine for taking medicine and if their parents clearly understand how well symptoms can be controlled.

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