Health and Technology Directory
Technology has provided health care with abilities to test for and treat a variety of conditions in amazing ways. Even common devices like cell phones and computers can do tremendous things in the world of health. Some examples are virtual colonoscopies, 3D imaging tests, robotic surgery, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how technology continues to improve the quality of health care.
High-Tech Treatments for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Researchers are constantly working on new treatments for chronic, treatment-resistant depression. WebMD talks about the latest high-tech treatments for depression.
Biotechnology Arthritis Product
A press release from the FDA announcing the approval of the Enbrel (etanercept), the first in a new class of drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Imaging Tests to help Diagnose Digestive Problems
WebMD explains some of the imaging tests used to diagnose digestive problems.
Computer Vision Syndrome: Too Much Screen Time?
If you spend lots of time looking at a computer screen, you could be at risk for computer vision syndrome, or CVS. Learn more from WebMD about its effect on the eyes, including ways to prevent CVS.
The Online Pharmacy Phenomenon
Although convenient, the proliferation of Internet prescription sites is sounding alarm bells for health professionals nationwide because of a lack of standards - even illegal practices.
Small Wonders: Micro-Machines in Medicine
In the 19th century, the tools of progress were coal, oil, and steel. In the 21st century, they will be atoms, microscopic tubes carrying drugs, and miniature disease-fighting robots, say small-thinking scientists with big ideas.
Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech
Experts review the latest techniques that reveal whether you have heart disease.
Women have been going to their gynecologists for Pap tests for more than 50 years. And their vigilance has paid off: Mortality rates from cervical cancer have dropped 70%, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But a woman's chance of getting a false negative -- a result that says she's healthy when she really has cancer or pre-cancerous cells -- is still between 10