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Wii-habbing your way back to health

Turns out video games can be good for your health. At San Francisco's St. Mary's Medical Center, a trauma rehabilitation doctor prescribes Nintendo Wii sessions as part of treatment. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look at this "alternative" medicine and meets patients who seem to forget their pain thanks to the gaming fun.

July 9, 2008


Daily Debrief: Yahoo's health checkup

In Thursday's Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the state of the company more than four months after Microsoft's takeover bid. What do all the recent staff departures mean and why hasn't Yahoo better articulated its plan to move forward?

June 12, 2008


Medical imaging on Apple device

At the Apple WWDC 2008, Mark Cain of Mimvista shows off the company's new iPhone software that will allow doctors to download, colorize, and share patients' CT and PET scans. The images were previously only available in black in white and only on physicians' workstations.

June 10, 2008


'Blink' author: How to make better business decisions

At RSA 2008 in San Francisco, the author of The Tipping Point and Blink tells security professionals that too much information can impair judgement. As an example, he said emergency room doctors are much better at diagnosing chest pain accurately when they have only four data points (chest pain, instability, fluid in the lungs, and an electrocardiogram) instead of when they take into account factors such as patient age and whether the patient smokes.

April 11, 2008


Cisco's virtual health care project

At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Las Vegas, Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, shows how patients and doctors will be able to meet via the company's TelePresence conferencing technology. The system is being piloted with Scotland’s national health service.

April 10, 2008


Kaiser Permanente CIO: Phil Fasano

In a CIO Vision Series interview, Phil Fasano CIO of Kaiser Permanente talks to ZDNet's editor-in-chief Dan Farber about transforming the United States' ailing health care system by making information more accessible online to its 9 millions members. He also discusses new technology innovations the company is developing to improve patient care in the areas of Web 2.0, analytics and RFID.

December 4, 2007


Microsoft demos health care tech for developing nations

From Microsoft's WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie shows what could be the future of health care in developing nations using an example of a patient who is illiterate--but like a lot of people in developing nations today--has a cell phone.

May 15, 2007


Curing the common cold online, and go under the microscope in a health site report from CNET's Neha Tiwari. Which site has the best flu guide? Which is a must-see for travelers? Find out now.

November 28, 2006


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