The Edge of Medicine

Author: Dr. William Hanson, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230621090
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Science

Experts agree that we are entering the Golden Age of Medicine, when our everyday experience of being ill and getting better will be more like science fiction than today's routine trip to the doctor. Bill Hanson, director of the surgical intensive care unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and an inventor of medical technology, offers true-life and intensely intimate stories about the way biotechnology is changing people's lives. • An electronic nose that detects infection, such as pneumonia, based on a person's breath • Robots with appendages that can feel their way around tissue, which will augment the hands of surgeons in the operating room • Computer health wizards that will advise and prescribe through your home computer • Computerized psychotherapists dispensing advice about emotional problems • Telehealth software that serves as a monitoring nurse for difficult to manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes. • Wheelchairs operated by reading electrical brainwaves for patients with severe neurological deterioration. Bill Hanson describes the human genius that arrived at these amazing discoveries, and how innovators are working to take these feats to an even more technologically advanced level. And more importantly, he discusses what the human experience will be and how we can prepare ourselves for the moral and ethical challenges that these awesome changes will bring. This riveting and startling account will make us revise our expectations of our own mortality.

The Edge of Medicine

Author: Clarence William Hanson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230617537
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Medical

A trauma physician and medical inventor reveals the changing face of medicine as he looks forward ten to fifteen years to reveal the revolutionary changes and cutting-edge technology that will alter how patients are treated, from robotic surgery to telehealth software, and examines the moral and ethical challenges of future medicine. 35,000 first printing.

Die Physik der Zukunft

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644039216
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Science

Wie werden wir leben – in 20, 60, 100 Jahren? Star-Physiker Michio Kaku sagt der Menschheit eine rosige Zukunft voraus. Roboter werden uns die Alltagsarbeit abnehmen. Küchengeräte und andere Maschinen steuern wir mit der Kraft unserer Gedanken. Medizinische Nanobots werden aufmerksam durch unsere Blut- und Nervenbahnen eilen und sogar Krebs heilen. Zu lästigen Meetings schicken wir unser Hologramm – an einen Konferenztisch mit virtuellen Menschen und solchen aus Fleisch und Blut. Informationen können direkt über die Retina ins Kleinhirn projiziert werden. Wir beherrschen auch das Wetter, und Nationalstaaten spielen kaum noch eine Rolle. Trotzdem werden wir weiter reisen, uns treffen, Sport treiben und in die Kneipe gehen, weil Menschen nun mal so sind. Science-Fiction? Nein, seriöse Zukunftsforschung. Eingängig beschreibt Michio Kaku, wie der Weg in diese Zukunft aussieht – denn vieles davon wird heute schon in Wissenschaft und Industrie vorbereitet. Kaku hat weltweit 300 Forscher von Rang befragt, wie die gesellschaftlich-technische Entwicklung ihrer Voraussicht nach verlaufen wird: von der Künstlichen Intelligenz bis zur Raumfahrt, von der Medizin und Biologie bis zur Nanotechnologie. Und er präsentiert seine Befunde überzeugend und mit leichter Hand. «Was für ein wunderbares Abenteuer ist dies, der Versuch, das Undenkbare zu denken.» (New York Times Book Review) «Atemberaubend.» (Welt am Sonntag)

Dark Side

Author: Anthony O'Neill
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426437117
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Fiction

Anthony O’Neills düsterer SF-Thriller spielt in der nahen Zukunft auf dem Mond: Dort hat der exzentrische Multimilliardär Fletcher Brass die Kolonie Purgatory gegründet. Der Arm des irdischen Gesetzes ist 384.400 km entfernt, und so gilt Purgatory als Mekka für Kriminelle aller Art – bis Polizeileutnant Damien Justus in die Kolonie strafversetzt wird. Damien ist fest entschlossen, für Recht und Ordnung zu sorgen, und ist damit nicht nur dem ebenso charismatischen wie skrupellosen Brass ein Dorn im Auge. Doch die wahren Probleme beginnen, als auf der anderen Seite des Mondes ein Android zu einem Rachefeldzug aufbricht, der ganz Purgatory in Schutt und Asche legen soll.

Physics of the Future

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141931395
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Genre: Science

The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. His astonishing revelations include: The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recognize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. You will control computers and appliances via tiny sensors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically. Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the "up" button. Like Physics of the Impossible and Visions before it, Physics of the Future is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution. Internationally acclaimed physicist Dr Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is also an international bestselling author, his books including Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, and a distinguished writer, having featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times and the New Scientist to name but a few. Dr Kaku also hosts his own radio show, 'Science Fantastic', and recently presented the BBC's popular series 'Time'.

Brave New World of Healthcare Revisited

Author: Richard D. Lamm
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555918620
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Political Science

An informed and erudite look at the current state of the American healthcare system from former Governor Richard D. Lamm and political economist Andy Sharma, including: Will the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation bankrupt our healthcare services? What does the impending healthcare reform mean for the nation? Does the US still have the best healthcare system in the world?

The Business of Medical Practice

Author: David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826105769
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Medical

Praise for the previous edition: "This comprehensive multi-authored text contains over 450 pages of highly specific and well-documented information that will be interest to physicians in private practice, academics, and in medical management. . . [Chapters are] readable, concise yet complete, and well developed. I could have used a book like this in the past, I will certainly refer to it frequently now." 4 stars Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA American College of Physician Executives Does Health 2.0 enhance or detract from traditional medical care delivery, and can private practice business models survive? How does transparent business information and reimbursement data impact the modern competitive healthcare scene? How are medical practices, clinics, and physicians evolving as a result of rapid health- and non-health-related technology change? Does transparent quality information affect the private practice ecosystem? Answering these questions and more, this newly updated and revised edition is an essential tool for doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators; management and business consultants; accountants; and medical, dental, business, and healthcare administration graduate and doctoral students. Written in plain language using nontechnical jargon, the text presents a progressive discussion of management and operation strategies. It incorporates prose, news reports, and regulatory and academic perspectives with Health 2.0 examples, and blog and internet links, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, and Web site references, resulting in an all-encompassing resource. It integrates various medical practice business disciplines-from finance and economics to marketing to the strategic management sciences-to improve patient outcomes and achieve best practices in the healthcare administration field. With contributions by a world-class team of expert authors, the third edition covers brand-new information, including: The impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the healthcare industry Internal office controls for preventing fraud and abuse Physician compensation with pay-for-performance trend analysis Healthcare marketing, advertising, CRM, and public relations eMRs, mobile IT systems, medical devices, and cloud computing and much more!

What Will Be

Author: Michael L. Dertouzos
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061873324
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Social Science

Michael Dertouzos has been an insightful commentator and an active participant in the creation of the Information Age.Now, in What Will Be, he offers a thought-provoking and entertaining vision of the world of the next decade -- and of the next century. Dertouzos examines the impact that the following new technologies and challenges will have on our lives as the Information Revolution progresses: all the music, film and text ever produced will be available on-demand in our own homes your "bodynet" will let you make phone calls, check email and pay bills as you walk down the street advances in telecommunication will radically alter the role of face-to-face contact in our lives global disparities in infrastructure will widen the gap between rich and poor surgical mini-robots and online care will change the practice of medicine as we know it. Detailed, accessible and visionary, What Will Be is essential for Information Age revolutionaries and technological neophytes alike.

The Optimal Health Revolution

Author: Duke Johnson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781935251064
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

A plan for preventing the persistent inflammation that may lead to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other health problems. Science has begun to discover that many of our most lethal diseases have a common underlying cause: persistent inflammation, an over-active reaction of our natural immune system function resulting in cell and tissue destruction. This persistent inflammation is triggered by our industrial lifestyles, including exposure to chemicals, synthetic food ingredients, pollution, and processed foods. As Newsweek reports: “Researchers are linking inflammation to an ever-wider array of chronic illnesses. Suddenly medical puzzles seem to be fitting together, such as why hypertension puts patients at increased risk of Alzheimer’s, or why rheumatoid-arthritis sufferers have higher rates of sudden cardiac death. They’re all connected on some fundamental level.” But inflammation, and the risks of chronic diseases it brings, can be managed. Lifestyle and nutritional change is part of the answer. But the other part of the answer lies with ground-breaking information from a new field—nutrigenomics, the science of how your genes interact with nutrients. It is the study of how DNA and the genetic code affect a person’s need for certain nutrients and help maintain optimal health throughout life. The Optimal Health Revolution combines leading-edge science—including six hundred scientific references—with an easy to read style that make this critical information accessible to every reader. Relevant to both the researcher and medical doctor interested in the latest science and the casual reader looking to improve his or her health, this book makes a critical contribution to our understanding of health.

Ethics Medical Research and Medicine

Author: Andrew Thompson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401007948
Release Date: 2011-06-27
Genre: Philosophy

Andrew Thompson, Norman J. Temple We humans are an extraordinary species. One of our finest achievements is the development of morality, of a sense of right and wrong. We articulate and then impose this sensitivity upon ourselves in the form of ethical guidelines, rules, regulations, and laws. We have, regrettably, also developed marvelously clever ways of justifying our behavior whenever it runs afoul of these prescriptions. We have, for example, developed the concept of objectivity to guide scientific pursuits and subsequently established rights which undermine the possibility of ever coming close to attaining the goal of being objective -- rights which entitle participating scientists to gain personal, tangible profits from scientific discoveries. Formerly, we envisaged gods who kept us in place, who reminded us that we were not all-powerful or especially wise. Now we tend to worship our achievements, especially our technological ones, and ourselves. Mary Midgley' aptly names this phenomenon, "humanolatry." We have lost our respect for nature in our enthusiasm for changing it to that which suits our shortsighted ends. We must, as she says, "unlearn" this way of thinking.

Bald

Author: Kelly Weinersmith
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446257825
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Science

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

The Cutting Edge

Author: Richard G. Pugh
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 097102670X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

This book takes an in-depth look at the advances in Reno medicine during the last half of the twentieth century. Through interviews with prominent Reno physicians who came to the city after World War II, the author probes the motivations that prompted these physicians to study medicine and then choose Reno as the place to practice. The Cutting Edge also tells the story of the changes that took place in Reno since these doctors arrived, and how its medicine stayed on the cutting edge. This book is the fourth in the series, "The Golden Age of Medicine in Nevada."