People with minor injuries are increasingly getting CT scans | NPR
Despite widespread efforts to curb overuse of computed tomography scans, a group of California researchers has found a steady increase in the number of patients in the state receiving the scans for injuries that don't require hospitals stays.
How data brokers make money off your medical records | Scientific American
Some health industry insiders and privacy advocates worry that the multibillion-dollar medical data brokerage industry has grown so big and adept at compiling lucrative medical data that it may be time to regulate the field and give patients more control over how their medical data is used.
Dissolvable brain sensors disintegrate once their job is done | Atlantic
A Washington University School of Medicine neurosurgeon and University of Illinois engineer have partnered to create an implantable, dissolvable sensor that detects changes in brain pressure as accurately as larger sensors on the market.
The DIY scientist, the Olympian, and the mutated gene | ProPublica
Physicians may groan when they hear patients have been researching conditions online, but this tale of an amateur genetics sleuth in dogged pursuit of the origins of her rare illness is exceptional.
Opinion: Public can't afford further delay on health tech, medical records integration | The Hill
Former U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) blasts the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for slow progress on electronic health-records interoperability and urges Congress to push for greater enforcement powers through 21st Century Cures.