Case Western Reserve scientists use tech to allow paralyzed patients to move arm, hand; 'Fully digital' hospital opens in Toronto;

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> Through an implant in a spinal injury patient's brain and electrodes placed in the arm, Case Western Reserve University scientists have created a way for those who are paralyzed to use their arms and hands, according to MIT Technology Review. The signals collected in the brain are transmitted to the electrodes places in the arm to allow for movement. Article

> Former employees of electronic health record vendor Epic have raised $3.5 million in their first round of funding for software company Redox, according to Healthcare IT News. The company, founded last year, has set its sights on innovation through interoperability. Article

> Toronto is now home to the first digital hospital in North America, according to the Tech Times. The Humber River Hospital, which opened Sunday, has 656 beds and features advanced technology and tools, including robots that serve the entire facility who can move the patient as needed during an X-ray procedure, mix and prepare medications and carry medical supplies. Article

> Women should start going to the doctor for yearly mammograms starting at age 45, according to updated guidelines from the American Cancer Society. The guidelines also say that beginning at age 55, mammograms can be conducted every other year. In addition, ACS no longer recommends women get breast exams, either from a medical provider or self-exams. Announcement

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> Patients with certain chronic diseases get equal or better quality of care when nonphysician providers deliver their primary care, two recent studies suggest. Article

And Finally... But, seriously, where are our flying cars? Article