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Corporate Clinics: Creating a new culture of care in the United States

Corporations in the United States are beginning to transition to on-site healthcare clinics, which bring a full range of medical care directly to employees.


How Telemental Health services are enhancing patient care

Twenty-five percent of adults in the United States experience some form of mental illness, and 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime, according the Center for Disease Control. However, a 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey found that less than one-quarter of American adults who have a mental illness received treatment.


3 ways the human body can be used to power electronics

As wearable devices become more and more a part of our everyday life, there appears to be one glaring problem: power. Sooner or later, you have to plug your device into the wall for a charge. However, the days of plugging in wearable devices could be numbered. Scientists are working on technologies that would use the human body’s heat, chemistry, and even sweat to create electric power. So far, none of these methods can produce enough power to charge an iPhone, but it may only be a matter of time. Check out some of the ways your body could be used to produce electric power.


3 reasons why locums should never let state medical licenses expire

Locum tenens physicians who have completed a number of assignments have no doubt amassed a collection of state licenses. The trouble with having multiple state licenses is that it takes some work to make sure they are all active. Each state has different renewal processes, CME requirements, and expiration dates, which can be hard to keep track of. However, it is worth the effort. Letting state licenses expire can limit the number of locum tenens jobs that are available to you, and lead to more headaches and hassles down the road. Here are some of the reasons why locum tenens providers should make sure all their state licenses remain active.


Technology may allow ALS patients to control electronics with their minds

Phillips and Accenture have come up with a proof of concept that would give ALS patients the ability to communicate with caretakers and control Phillips products, such as medical alert services, SmartTVs, and wireless lighting with their minds.