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The Cancer Stem Cell: Unlocking the Key To A Cancer Cure

Mike Magee There are a few words in the English language that instigate fear and dread in all who hear them.  One such word is cancer.  Directly or indirectly, nearly all of us have experience with cancer, but our understanding from individual to individual varies greatly. We all certainly know that cancer cells are bad […]

The Bob Butler Tribute: 2 Week Seminar on Aging – Day 10

The Bob Butler Tribute Seminar Day 1. Aging Demographics Day 2. The Challenge of Longevity Day 3. Measuring Aging Vitality and Independence Day 4. When Caregivers Need Care Day 5. Long Distance Caregivers Day 6. The Economics of Living Longer Day 7. Financing Home Health Care Day 8. Elder Abuse and Vulnerable Elders Day 9. […]

Electronic Health Records and Clinical Trials: An Incentive to Integrate

GUEST CORRESPONDENT Chris Thorman As we wait for the federal government to finalize important sections of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), there is a lot of talk about the financial incentives for implementing electronic health records (EHR). And understandably so. Practices that implement an EHR under the federal government’s […]

Federal Telemedicine News

Grant Applications Available The USDA’s Rural Utilities Service just announced the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program application window for FY 2010 is now open. Funding for FY 2010 is $30,255,000 with the maximum grant to be $500,000 and the minimum grant to be $50,000. So far there is no budget authorization for the […]

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