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Meet Chicago's furriest public health workers

Meet Chicago's furriest public health workers

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 23, 2016

The Tree House Humane Society's Cats at Work Project matches feral felines with Chicagoans overrun with rats. The businesses and residents who sign up for the program get a team of spayed, neutered and vaccinated rodent killers in exchange for $600 and a commitment to feed the felines twice a day.

And now ... a bot you can swallow

And now ... a bot you can swallow

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 23, 2016

Medical technology has already brought us snake robots and nanobots for surgery. The next bot on the list? An origami robot with a biodegradable frame that you swallow in an ice cube.

Helium hunters strike the mother lode

Helium hunters strike the mother lode

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

The helium shortage is no more—thanks to a device using some duct tape, plastic piping, a folding table and some other decidedly low-tech components.

Let's be careful out there, 'Pokémon' players

Let's be careful out there, 'Pokémon' players

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

The wave of “Pokémon Go” mania that has gripped the nation since the mobile app was released July 6 has inspired some to claim the game can improve mental health and get Americans exercising.

Say yes to the (recycled) dress

Say yes to the (recycled) dress

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

Everyone turns to look at a June bride, but it’s not often one turns up at a plastics and medical devices trade show. So Bella was turning even more heads than the average bride at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East trade show last month in New York.

Informaticist's streak on 'Jeopardy!' stopped by math teacher

Informaticist's streak on 'Jeopardy!' stopped by math teacher

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

A math teacher calculated to the dollar just how much she needed to bet to defeat veteran physician informatics consultant Dr. Harris Stutman on the TV game show “Jeopardy!” His three-day winning streak ended during a program that aired June 29.

California hospital commits to sustainable seafood

California hospital commits to sustainable seafood

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 25, 2016

In June, Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula became the first hospital to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, committing to only serve seafood that's been caught in a sustainable way.

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 18, 2016

A brilliant and beautiful young billionaire. A fast-rising startup with a disruptive medical technology. Allegations the company's product doesn't work. Federal investigations.

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