Color-changing tattoo shows blood glucose level

From Boing Boing:

As detailed in the journal Angewandte Chemie, a colorimetric analytic formulation was injected into the skin instead of tattoo ink. The pigmented skin areas varied their color when blood pH or other health indicators changed. … The authors claim that such sensor tattoos could allow permanent monitoring of patients using a simple, low-cost technique. With the development of suitable colorimetric sensors, the technique could also extend to recording electrolyte and pathogen concentrations or the level of dehydration of a patient. Further studies will explore whether tattoo artwork can be applied in a diagnostic setting.

Congratulations, Pipestone County Medical Center and Family Clinic Avera, on being named the most beautiful hospital in the US!

From Becker’s:

Pipestone (Minn.) County Medical Center and Family Clinic Avera is the most beautiful hospital in the U.S. in 2019, according to Soliant Health’s annual list of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America.

Soliant Health, a healthcare staffing company in Atlanta, released its 10th annual list July 18. Hospitals featured on the list earned the highest number of votes on Soliant’s website during a month-long voting period. Altogether, there were more than 8.5 million votes cast.

The 20 most beautiful hospitals in the country, according to Soliant:

1. Pipestone County Medical Center and Family Clinic Avera