With $10 million at stake, scientists compete to build a ‘Star Trek’-style medical tricorder

Fifty years ago, the “Star Trek” series envisioned a handheld medical device that could diagnose every condition with just a swipe over the patient’s body. The tricorder was just one of the show’s futuristic gadgets – but it’s one that real-world scientists seized upon. And some have spent years working to bring it to existence, under…

Inmates are excluded from Medicaid — here’s why it makes sense to change that

By Megan Zakerski, Medical Student, University of Michigan, Tyler Winkelman, RWJF Clinical Scholar and Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan, and Amy Young, Medical Student, University of Michigan. Inmates wait to enter an assigned cell block at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File The incarcerated population in federal and state prisons has…

Parents, before you refuse your child’s next vaccine read this

Originally posted 2016-12-13 10:36:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Contrary to what may are told by proponents of vaccine refusal, your child’s pediatrician is your child’s advocate. The pediatrician earns his or her livelihood by seeing your child do well in health and being on the same page with the parents. The pediatrician…

Appendicitis In Children Can Be Scary: here is the scoop

Originally posted 2017-01-05 02:00:25. Our clinic is one of the leading destinations for children’s health in Roswell and Alpharetta. Today’s post is about falls and injury prevention.   Acute appendicitis refers to an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, blind-ending structure outpouching from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine). It…