Weekend Wrap Up 5.1.15

Happy Friday! I'm headed to Indianapolis to see family this weekend. My husband and I decided to try out Megabus, a wifi enabled mode of transport. So, here I sit on a double decker bus headed out of Nashville. So far, so good. My suitcase is far too full for our two day trip, but that's pretty much par for the course for me. What are you up to this weekend? If you could use some downtime, check out this week's more interesting medical news.

The doctor will video chat you now. United Healthcare is now covering virtual healthcare visits. Will so called cybermedicine save the healthcare system valuable dollars or have unintended consequences?

ADHD rates are lower at higher elevations according to a new study. The theory? People living at higher altitudes breathe air that has less oxygen. This has a known effect on a variety of psychiatric conditions. 

The measles vaccine has gone ouchless. A new patch painlessly penetrates the skin releasing the vaccine within a few minutes. 

How I made a career out of showing people my cervix. A gynecological teaching associate tells what it's like to be a test subject for medical and nursing students. 

Your next hospital admission could take place in your bedroom. A handful of hospitals are beginning to treat admitted patients at home as a result of pressure to reduce costs and improve quality. The phenomenon is referred to as "mobile acute care".

This singing doctor in the UK has become a YouTube sensation with his rendition of the 90s hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's". 

Genetics determines whether exercise causes women to lose or gain weight. A new study finds that some women benefit more than others from doing the same type of exercise. 

The dangers of working in an office

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend. Here's your health excuse to have a mint julep.

Have a wonderful weekend!