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How Suffering May Change You for the Better

April 17, 2014 by Andrew Schorr

Pat Killingsworth

One of my mentors in the cancer world is a man named Pat Killingsworth. He has multiple myeloma. He has devoted his life to helping others with the disease and writes a daily blog. Recently, I interviewed Pat and he talked about the future as he described living on “myeloma time.”[read more]

How Technology Will Improve the Future for Rare Diseases

April 11, 2014 by Wendy White

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Our collaboration with Global Genes and Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD at H@cking Medicine at MIT was an unqualified success. There is still more work to be done. But we are one step closer to having this free tool widely available—and one step closer to solving the challenge of rare disease diagnosis.[read more]

On the Road Again for Cancer Connections

April 10, 2014 by Andrew Schorr

web savvy patient

Over the next couple of weeks I will be traveling thousands of miles on long-distance flights to connect with other patients, in person. My personal mission is to help give voice to patients and facilitate the dialogue between patients and medical experts.[read more]

X-Ray Dosimeter Improves Radiation Dose Management in Real-Time: Or, How a Little Badge Provides Real-Time Radiation Dose Data

April 1, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

x-ray dosimeter

When Dr. Tobias Struffert prepares for an intervention, he dons his scrubs along with the film dosimeter and his lead apron, and then clips on an additional item: a 4 x 4 centimeter badge with a yellow bird printed on it. The badge is part of RaySafe i2TM, an active dosimetry system.[read more]

Customer Service Portal for Medical Equipment Saves Time and Work

March 31, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

medical scanner

If you are wondering how to manage the performance and maintenance of various medical scanners, biomedical engineer Tobias Schröer from St. Johannes Hospital in Dortmund, Germany, can offer helpful insights. His greatest challenge at the moment is to network 35 different scanners into a common imaging repository.[read more]

5 Bits of Actionable Info from AAOS 2014 for Your Ortho Department

March 28, 2014 by James Dias

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Thousands of orthopedic surgeons descended on New Orleans this month for their Annual Meeting. Key research results and industry leaders’ opinions were on display. Here’s the actionable information that you can take to your orthopedic service line to start making changes today.[read more]


Passing Hope in the Form of a Baton

March 24, 2014 by Carianne King

The Baton Pass

March 19th marked the national kick-off of The Baton Pass, a grassroots fundraising campaign launched jointly by Siemens and Stand Up To Cancer to support its innovative cancer research. At all events, what the campaign organizers emphasized repeatedly was the importance of community in the fight against cancer.[read more]

ESPN’s Stuart Scott: Kickboxing Cancer

March 19, 2014 by Andrew Schorr

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott has been on ESPN since 2007. He’s one of the sport network’s most famous anchors and I hope he continues to do what he loves and what we love about him for a long time. How long that is, no one knows, but each day that he is there on screen and kickboxing at the gym is testimony that we can be stronger than cancer.[read more]

Teleradiology Providing an Increasing Number of Opportunities to Europe

March 14, 2014 by Rich Pulvino

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In January 2014, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) updated its white paper about best practices in tele radiology. The ESR found that teleradiology is bringing new opportunities for both the users of the services and the providers. The main goals behind the white paper were broken down into five key messages.[read more]

ESR’S EuroSafe Imaging: Supporting and Strengthening Medical Radiation Protection

March 12, 2014 by Rich Pulvino

EuroSafe Imaging

Cumulative patient radiation doses have reached levels never seen before, and these levels have resulted in cases of overexposure. This being the case, ESR has made a splash with its new initiative, EuroSafe Imaging–a mission “to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe following a holistic, inclusive approach.”[read more]


One-on-One Cancer Support Empowers Patients

March 10, 2014 by Joan Justice

Jonny Imerman of Imermans Angels

“I've been there. I beat it. And so will you," says Jonny Imerman, cancer survivor and founder of Imerman Angels, a cancer support group that matches cancer survivors to cancer patients on a one-to-one basis. Started in 2006, Imerman Angels now has a roster of over 6,000 cancer survivor mentors and caregivers.[read more]

Why Transparency Matters More Than Ever

March 9, 2014 by Pam Todd

Transparency in healthcare (image: David Wright)

Relationships are important in rare—and so are reputations. Rare disease communities are often small and closely knit. Patients and caregivers rely on each other for advice, opinions, and support. As a pharmaceutical marketer, you are part of this community, which means you will be held to the same high standard.[read more]