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What wasn't at JPM16 - 5 areas of opportunity

As a researcher, I find the best scientists are those who digest a broad spectrum of data and find what isn’t there. If you want to cover new ground, you have to see what others have been missing. At the euphoric, dizzying...

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510K FDA Clearance Press Release

510K FDA Clearance Press Release

Atlanta, GA – MMJ Labs LLC, the world leader in non-invasive reusable pain relief devices, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with expanded indications for Buzzy® for procedural pain. Buzzy®,...

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Five FUN facts about flu - SPOILER ALERT: Ferrets!

Five FUN facts about flu - SPOILER ALERT: Ferrets!

This week is National Influenza Vaccination week (intentionally chosen because flu vaccination rates historically take a dip this week. Who knew?). As a practicing pediatric emergency doctor in Atlanta, I can tell you flu impacts flow in the emergency department...

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Value Analysis Topical Anesthetics - Buzzy for the win!

Value Analysis Topical Anesthetics - Buzzy for the win!

Getting buy in to new methods can be difficult - when value collides with complacency or comfort, guess which wins? Fortunately, when a value analysis shows superiority in multiple parameters, change can be easier. For painful procedures in a healthcare...

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5 best and newest tips to relieve vaccine pain

5 best and newest tips to relieve vaccine pain

Canadian scientists have long been on the forefront of reducing unnecessary pain. Dr. Anna Taddio at Toronto’s Sick Kids has spearheaded the efforts – her studies demonstrate that infants remember pain, that fear of needles reduces parents’ willingness to vaccinate,...

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5 Tips to Better Manage Kids’ Temper Tantrums

5 Tips to Better Manage Kids’ Temper Tantrums

Children have tantrums for several reasons, but they often resort to tantrums when they have lost control and want to regain it. The different techniques they use depend on the type of control issue and usually deal with waiting, transitioning,...

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QVC behind the scenes – total surprise

QVC behind the scenes – total surprise

Part of the motivation for being a physician entrepreneur has been to mentally occupy an utterly different brain space. As an experience junkie, the novelty of making a device, learning about manufacturing and marketing, and experiencing PR stimulates me. While...

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Hospitals improve HCAHP with Buzzy

Hospitals improve HCAHP with Buzzy

We heard this week that Buzzy has been implemented to increase HCAHP scores. It makes sense - no one forgets you’ve done everything you can for pain when you put a vibrating bee on their arm. Or LadyBuzz. Hospitals have...

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