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50 Health Care Innovations

From the Health Care Reform Bill to Touchscreen Heart Machines

— March 22, 2010 — Lifestyle
Yesterday was an historic day in the United States as Congress passed a landmark health care reform bill. This will see approximately 30 million more Americans receiving coverage. In honor of such a monumental event, I present to you this cluster of health care innovations.

In this cluster, you'll find everything from already existing technologies to futuristic concepts for hospitals and medicine. This health care reform bill may be costing the United States government several trillion over the next decade, so you can be assured that you will see some astounding breakthroughs in health care innovations in the near future.
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Calorie-Counting Cell Phones
Calorie-Counting Cell Phones
Barclaycard Health Tech of the Future
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Timely Health Studies
Timely Health Studies
Daylight Savings Affects Heart Attack Risks
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Online Health Record Databases
Online Health Record Databases
Google Health Launches Function for Scanned Documents
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46
Blender-Like Virtual Doctors
Blender-Like Virtual Doctors
The RP-7 Robot is a Round-The-Clock Physician
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45
Social Networking for Healthcare
Social Networking for Healthcare
HealthWorldWeb
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44
Arthritic Innovations
Arthritic Innovations
Ireland Experts on the Cusp of a Cure
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43
Bizarre Holistic Healing
Bizarre Holistic Healing
Russian Urine Exported for Health Purposes
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42
Dynamic Gastric Models
Dynamic Gastric Models
The Robotic Stomach is an Ethical Drug Testing Alternative
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Health 2.0
Health 2.0
Health World Web Personalized Recommendations Engine
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40
Fish-Friendly Health Oils
Fish-Friendly Health Oils
Algae Emerges as Good Omega-3 Alternative to Fish Oil
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39
Free Healthcare 2.0 Services
Free Healthcare 2.0 Services
CareFlash
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38
Giving The Gift Of Health
Giving The Gift Of Health
Healthcare VISA Gift Cards
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37
Biodegradable Bedpans
Biodegradable Bedpans
Eco-Friendly Hospital Gear from Vernacare
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36
Robot Masseur
Robot Masseur
WAO-1 Massage Machine
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35
Anime Themed Hospitals
Anime Themed Hospitals
Cute Deliveries At The Hello Kitty Maternity Ward
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34
DIY Health Screening
DIY Health Screening
EyeSite Vision Testing Kiosk by SoloHealth
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33
Swiping Cards For Better Health
Swiping Cards For Better Health
Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR)
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32
Health Payment Bracelets
Health Payment Bracelets
Vitaband Stores Health Data and Pays Your Medical Bills
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Innovative Mobile Health Products
Innovative Mobile Health Products
The iCE Phone
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30
High-Tech Fat Analysis
High-Tech Fat Analysis
Overall Health Balance Scale
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29
Interactive Medical Tablets
Interactive Medical Tablets
The Toshiba Rx Concept PC Increases Medical Efficiency
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28
Palm-Sized Physicals
Palm-Sized Physicals
The Body Check Ball Measures your Health in an Instant
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Employee Movement Trackers
Employee Movement Trackers
The DirectLife Fitness Monitor Reduces Health Costs
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Glowing Medicine Reminders
Glowing Medicine Reminders
Glowcaps Pill Bottles Light Up When You're Late Taking Your Meds
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25
Cancer-Fighting Nanotech
Cancer-Fighting Nanotech
Tessy Lopez Goerne Champions Catalytic Nanomedicine to Beat Cancer
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24
Healthy Hotels
Healthy Hotels
10 American Chains That Promise to Leave You Feeling Recharged
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Immune-Improving Gadgets
Immune-Improving Gadgets
nDoo Strengthens Natural Virus-Fighting Abilities
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22
Medication-Securing Lockboxes
Medication-Securing Lockboxes
Dr. Drew Pinsky Adds Rx Lockers to Rehab Repertoire
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21
Health Management Mobiles
Health Management Mobiles
The Pantech Inhealth Cell Phone
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20
In-Shower Cancer Prevention
In-Shower Cancer Prevention
The Cue Breast Exam Reminder
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19
Web-Savvy Doctors
Web-Savvy Doctors
Webicina Brings Clinicians Into Present
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18
Superfood Energy Drinks
Superfood Energy Drinks
Verve
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17
Chinese Health Balls as Tea Infusers
Chinese Health Balls as Tea Infusers
Orbs Help You Find Zen and Brew a Beverage
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16
iPhone Apps That Send Symptoms to Doctors
iPhone Apps That Send Symptoms to Doctors
Dyna-Vision
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15
Mini Health Monitors
Mini Health Monitors
The HRS-I Human Recorder System Measures Health and Fitness
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14
Antioxidant Alcohol
Antioxidant Alcohol
Absolut Berri Acai is Some Health-Conscious Hooch
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13
Personal Patient Hygiene Kits
Personal Patient Hygiene Kits
PatientPak Keeps Germs At Bay During Hospital Stays
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12
Modish Medical Centers
Modish Medical Centers
The Hague Surgery Building Contemporizes the Classic Hospital
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For Senior Citizen Baby Boomers
For Senior Citizen Baby Boomers
Nokia 'Health Guard'
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10
Modern Medical Breakthroughs
Modern Medical Breakthroughs
10 Ingenious Medical Treatments
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9
Anti-Aging Spa Pods
Anti-Aging Spa Pods
Oxygen Baths Prevent Cancer and Make You Look Younger
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8
Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
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7
Touchscreen Heart-Lung Machines
Touchscreen Heart-Lung Machines
The Maquet Cardiohelp
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6
Mobile Apps as Health Trackers
Mobile Apps as Health Trackers
The iPhone Heart Monitor
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5
Intelligent Pills
Intelligent Pills
The $1000 Philips iPill Is the Future of Ingestible Target Treatment
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4
Easy Packaging for Pain Relief
Easy Packaging for Pain Relief
Richard Fine's Help Removes Bottle Opening Headaches
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3
Ambulances of the Future
Ambulances of the Future
Emergency Vehicles Could Soon Include Ejector Seats
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2
Nurse Robots
Nurse Robots
RIBA Assists and Interacts with Humans
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Cool Crutches
Cool Crutches
Lame Leg Does Not Mean Lame Design
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