Here's our September roundup of some of the most notable regional changes happening in the country.
Doctor Invents 3D Printed Stethoscope
Medical supply shortages in the Gaza Strip drove a Palestinian-Canadian doctor to create a stethoscope that can be printed using a 3D printer, reports CBC. The stethoscope costs just $2.50 to make, and its inventor believes it will go a long way to alleviating the medical supply shortage in impoverished areas such as Gaza.
Doctors from the Pinnacle Healthcare System in Harrisburg routinely make house calls. The doctors focus on six housing complexes with a high concentration of elderly and disabled. The doctors make the visits with a registered nurse and do everything from routine check ups to securing transportation to get patients admitted to the hospital. Read the full article from Penn Live.
Denver VA Finally Gets Physician
After a five month wait, veterans in San Luis valley will finally have a physician. The doctor shortage led to the Alamosa VA Clinic going without a full-time physician since April of 2015. Read the full article from The Denver Post.
Chris Frankie is a veteran journalist, consultant and author with a decade’s experience covering a wide array of topics ranging from the financial markets and sports to diabetes. He is also the Founder of Diabetes News Hound, a free, customized, electronic news service for people impacted by diabetes.
For six years, Frankie covered the mutual fund industry, eventually serving as managing editor of Ignites, the industry’s leading trade publication. There he oversaw a team of nine reporters and editors and was responsible for publishing the daily e-newsletter for more than 50,000 mutual fund industry professionals.
Frankie is also the author of “Nailed: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra” and has written and edited for a number of high-profile publications, including Newsday, TheStreet.com, and The Financial Times.