Bionic hand: From a galaxy far, far away to Georgia Tech lab
In Gil Weinberg’s lab, science fiction has moved closer toward reality. The director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology has developed an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to individually move the fingers of their prosthetic hands. It’s a movement that even the most state-of-the-art, commercially available prosthetic devices... Read more
Opioid crisis forces doctors to use alternative pain methods
Alternative treatment options range from non-opioid pain medications, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to injections and interventions, like spinal cord stimulation; physical therapy; increased use of chiropractors; acupuncture; weight loss; even meditation or natural remedies. Read more
Sick Georgians swamped by medical bills seek help wherever they can find it
Crowdfunding now a major force in health care, but the competition for sympathy can be tough Maurice Tanner has some good days, but many more bad ones. On the bad days, he’s depressed and tired. “I cry a lot,” he says, in a soft, almost apologetic tone. On a... Read more
‘Hipster’ health insurance, linked to a surprising name, may come to Atlanta
Mario Schlosser is used to giving tours of his company’s headquarters, and he’s used to the visitors’ reaction to it. “Everyone who’s familiar with the world of health insurance says this has a totally different feel to it,” says the 39-year-old founder and CEO of Oscar Health. The New... Read more
Diagnosis: Hyperventilating reporters and badly strained metaphors
A personal perspective Can the health care bill be resuscitated? Is it in critical condition? Or is the legislation heading for a full recovery? And will all the drama be too much for us? By nature, health policy isn’t a “sexy” subject. It doesn’t hold the excitement or mystique... Read more

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