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Pit Big Food vs. Big Insurance

Michael Pollan argues that by forbidding insurance companies from considering pre-existing conditions, they will for the first time take a great interest in preventative medicine and the unhealthy American diet. NYTimes http://nyti.ms/aEvRP1

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Use the Genome to Rebuild Health Care

The Institute for Systems Biology promotes health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. A Wired Magazine "smart idea" for 2008. http://bit.ly/5IgNmp

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Measure Pulse by Webcam

Scientists at MIT are able to measure someone's pulse by watch for minor variations in their facial color by webcam. The presages many other types of remote medical monitoring. NY Times best idea 2010 http://nyti.ms/ijrCJF .

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Transport Medicine with Cola

ColaLife offers containers and supply chain support to piggyback medicine shipments with cola shipments. A Changemakers winning idea. http://bit.ly/rNjHua

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Treat Everyone in the Village

Sometimes it is necessary to treat everyone in a village -- even those that clearly aren't sick. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1aFNvkG

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Low cost vaccine thermos

Vaccine thermos stays cold for a month. Wired Magazine feature http://wrd.cm/1b6s5gU .

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"Tattletale" Pills Signal When They've Been Swallowed

Researchers in Florida have designed pills with a tiny microchip and digestible antenna which signal when they have been swallowed, assisting in monitoring .http://bit.ly/bsrT9R

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Wifi Pills

New medicine includes a small radio transmitter which signals when pills have been taken. http://bit.ly/TlXsXt

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