Technology is becoming increasingly user-friendly and consumer-driven. Small health gadgets are accessible to almost anyone, allowing consumers to monitor their own health. Indeed, you don’t even have to be a health care professional to monitor your own vitals, or increase the intensity of your work out.

You can use any number of creative gadgets to monitor your health, remind you to engage in healthy behaviors, and helping you know when to adjust your habits. Some of these gadgets are even quite affordable, making it possible for someone with almost any salary to use high technology to improve health. Here are 25 healthcare gadgets that can change the world — and your health. [click to continue…]

Health care politics aside, Americans and their global neighbors cannot expect immediate changes in healthcare disparities, poverty levels, infant mortality or cost and quality comparisons overnight. This list was compiled to remind readers about global health care costs and quality of care across the globe, with a special emphasis on women and infant care. The latter issues are important, as some of the highest infant mortality rates occur in the U.S. [click to continue…]

Massachusetts HealthcareThe debate over universal healthcare is still raging in the United States. There are many different (and often conflicting) viewpoints, from the extremely conservative, to the radically liberal, on what is the best course of action to take. Unfortunately, there is also a significant amount of misinformation surrounding the healthcare debate. This information is especially apparent when it comes to the Massachusetts Healthcare Model. Being the first state to try to institute a universal healthcare policy, both the pros and cons of Massachusetts’ policy have been documented, although sometimes inaccurately. Here is a list of 10 common myths about the Massachusetts Healthcare Model. [click to continue…]

Top 50 Healthcare IT Blogs

by The Health Sensei on February 01, 2010

So many great blogs about healthcare IT exist, but — unfortunately — many of them are not updated on a regular basis. This point is important for blogs that deal with an ever-changing field. This is one point we considered in the following list of top fifty healthcare IT blogs…the other points we considered were relevant information along with a good following and a well-written and easy-to-comprehend blog. [click to continue…]

The iPhone is a marvelous piece of technology for a wide variety of reasons. Chief among them is the prevalence of iPhone applications. In today’s busy society, having access to applications that can help you stay healthy while on-the-go is extremely helpful. I’ve come up with a list of 25 free iPhone applications that can help you maintain health by providing you with tools that do everything from counting calories to helping monitor your progress on your daily workout.

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17 Healthcare Trends that Are Actually Bad for Us

by The Health Sensei on January 22, 2010

Change is a hassle for many people, and the changes in this nation’s healthcare are continuous. Computerization, recession issues, the digital divide and even the price of gas all affect people and their health care. This list of seventeen healthcare trends and why they might be bad for us shows that some issues might be debatable, depending upon where you stand on the issues and how much money you have — the less wealthy you are, the more you may hurt from rising gas costs and computerization, for instance. [click to continue…]

25 Most Influential People in Healthcare

by admin on December 07, 2009

Every year, Modern Healthcare puts out a list of the most influential people in healthcare. It really speaks to the state of our healthcare when you read the list and see how many of those who are considered powerful in healthcare are Washington insiders and politicians. However, they are the ones who make the rules and set policy. Here is a list of the top 25 most influential people in healthcare today, according to Modern Healthcare: [click to continue…]

How vested are you in the current healthcare debate? The more involved you become – either for or against government involvement in healthcare – the more you may need to know about terminology, immunology, research, disease management and current trends toward a global health care system. Overarching topics include preventative measures, the environment and health, issues about how policies are developed and disease management. [click to continue…]

Top 50 Healthy Living Blogs

by The Health Sensei on November 10, 2009

Are you seeking ways to develop a healthier lifestyle? If you want to learn how to live healthier through food, fitness and self-sufficiency, then the following list of the top fifty healthy living blogs may inspire you. These blogs are written by experts, and they’re also written by individuals who are walking the walk, not just talking the talk. [click to continue…]

Open Course Ware in digital format are offering plethora of courses in health care and medicine that  students in health care industry and medicine would found and get to be of great use and utility for them. Following are some of the open ware courses in health care that student would find of massive educational importance and perspective of learning despite being not enrolled into the courses.

Health Problem for Aging Population
This particular courseware emphasizes over study of aging, its implication on individuals and its overview from different angles consisting of demography, biology, and epidemiology of diseases, physical and mental disorders, functional capacity and disability.

An introduction to Biology
This course is offered by MIT Biology Department and includes course material including fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and cell biology. Its some other courses explore research on cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics and molecular medicine. One interesting aspect of this courseware is Video lectures by Professor Eric Lander, Director of the Broad Institute at MIT and Professor Robert A. Weinberg, winner of the 1997 National Medal of Science.

Implant Dentistry
This open course ware projects necessary learning and knowledge related to simple surgical and prosthodontic methods for implant dentistry. The course ware combines exhaustive list of surgical and prosthodontic procedures for present implant dentistry with series of lectures and slide lectures.

Challenging ideals in Mental Health
This particular courseware helps in understanding the reasons and complexities of mental health and distress. After completing this course one would be able to understand importance of user survivor’s experiences and perspectives. How mental health affects each and everyone.

Substance Abuse and Family
This course ware was offered by UMass Boston Open Course Ware and is directed toward families whom family members are substance abusers and to understand functionality of these families. Course ware is provided with methods and resources to help such families.

Basic Human Pathology
This particular course offered by Tufts Universities on Basic Human Pathology involving teaching on general and systemic pathology and paves a basis for other Tufts Dental course like Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Diagnosis, Medicine 2/3 and other clinical science courses.

Introduction To Human Nutrition
Courses introduced by Berkeley University in spring of 2007, gives an overview of digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Under course material foods are discussed as source of nutrients and effects of nutrients on health. The aim of the course is to cater the world wide problem of food and nutrition.

Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases
Courseware precisely is for describing different types of cardiovascular diseases and differentiating between learning of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

Impact on Human Health
This courseware offered by connexions is for studying impact of degraded environmental conditions on Human health generated from agents like huge dump of pollutants and toxics wastes into the earth’s biosphere.

Mental Health Practice
This course ware helps to define and understand mental health and illness and role of social work in bringing down the description met out by mental health.