Monthly Archives: March 2016

Why Your Feet Smell

Why Your Feet Smell and What to Do About It There’s a whiff of something in the air that’s distinctly… foot. The Is that me?! panic sets in. Many of us have been in your, ahem, shoes. The odd case of bromodosis—yep, foot odor even has its own very official name—is usually nothing to worry […]

Weight-Bearing Computed Tomography

Weight-Bearing Computed Tomography and Rotational Dynamics of the Normal Distal Tibiofibular Joint Little is known about the normal rotational dynamics of the distal tibiofibular (ankle) joint in upright weight-bearing conditions. Researchers conducted a study to assess these dynamics on weight-bearing cone beam computed tomography (WBCT), under physiological conditions. Thirty-two patients received low-dose WBCT scans, and […]

Pledges to Improve Electronic Health Records

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that the Obama administration has received commitments from various healthcare companies to help improve the flow of electronic health records (EHRs). Physicians and healthcare organizations around the country have longed for EHR improvements, particularly regarding interoperability. The partnerships will now allow for […]

3D Printing Revolutionizing Medicine

Future surgeons could use 3D printing to make operations safer, faster and more efficient than ever. 3D-printed models of organs, tumors and bones can educate patients and physicians and lend a hand in planning complex surgeries. These models can even be inserted into bodies as replacements. Many experts believe 3D printing will be the routine […]

RoboSurgeon

A Robot Will Likely Assist in Your Future Surgery A new robot developed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center could revolutionize surgery. Created by Dr. Umamaheswar Duvvuri, the technology is a snake-like robot that can make its way to any place in the body and cause less damage to soft tissue. Robots have long […]