Health Aug 20

Pandemic pushes expansion of ‘hospital-at-home’ treatment

Communications technology, portable medical equipment and teams of doctors, nurses, X-ray techs and paramedics make this possible. Like telemedicine, the concept stands to become more popular with consumers hooked on home delivery and other Internet-connected conveniences.

Health Jul 28

Next time you see him, give your doctor a fist-bump

Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom tested the germ-exchange rates of handhakes, fist bumps and high-fives to determine which mode of mano-to-mano contact spreads the most bacteria. In the study, one participant wore a sterile glove and exchanged…