As a 4th grader in Jackson Mississippi, Ivor stood outside a hospital room and listened to her father scream, “Let me go…let me go...” as three men held him down for a spinal tap. In that moment, she made her decision to become a physician, “I didn’t want to feel that disempowered again,” she states. … Continue reading Reach For Your Best!
“There Is No Health Without Mental Health”
“There is no health without mental health. I'd like crisis care to be linked into your regular healthcare, so your provider can follow-up long-term.” “Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. The third for some children. It’s a public health issue.” April Foreman, PhD Dr. April Foreman is not your average psychologist. She is … Continue reading “There Is No Health Without Mental Health”
A “Talking Dog” Keeps Seniors Safe and Happy: Introducing GeriJoy
Ever talked to your dog and wished she would talk back? Well, now there are some seniors who are talking to their dogs and getting an answer. It’s all because of the hard work and dedication of an MIT Mechanical Engineer, now entrepreneur with a big idea. GeriJoy is the brainchild of Victor Wang and … Continue reading A “Talking Dog” Keeps Seniors Safe and Happy: Introducing GeriJoy
What Inspires You to Get Healthy? Hea!thrageous Is Listening
Did you know that nearly 40% of the doctors that are in practice right now are 55 years old or older? About a third of the present nursing workforce is 50 years or older and 55% are considering retirement in the next 10 years. That comes to a shortage of about 100,000 physicians and 300,000 … Continue reading What Inspires You to Get Healthy? Hea!thrageous Is Listening
The New Patient Advocate: Sean Ahrens and Crohnology
We don’t really think about our gastro intestinal system until we’re hungry or we get a stomach bug. With a stomach bug, the pain, diarrhea, lethargy, and other symptoms make life miserable. Imagine having these symptoms as a constant in your life. Those who have Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis live with this everyday. So … Continue reading The New Patient Advocate: Sean Ahrens and Crohnology
Giving Back One Telemedicine Backpack at a Time
During a disaster, infrastructure, like electricity, water, roads and communication, may be damaged or destroyed. Large crowds of people are in critical need. “Help can’t get to them and they can’t get to help,” Randy Roberson found. The social infrastructure is surely overwhelmed and chaotic without any command and control. Medical care, which is desperately … Continue reading Giving Back One Telemedicine Backpack at a Time
Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care?
Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care? That was the question debated at the 2012 Connected Health Symposium on October 25. Two physicians, Dr. Andrew Watson, Surgeon and Medical Director for the Center for Connected Health and Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, Physician Director of Innovation with Kaiser Permanente faced off on this topic. Alexandra … Continue reading Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care?
Alone Together: Sherry Turkle
On “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” Paula Poundstone describes her view of the neighborhood playground. Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me Radio Show October 6, 2012 Transcript Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Maz, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal, a rise in the number … Continue reading Alone Together: Sherry Turkle
Skinny Jeans and Menstrual Apps
Susannah Fox speaks about her mentor, visionary physician, Tom Ferguson, with fondness. As early as 1975, Dr. Ferguson was writing and advocating empowerment for patients. In 1987 he began providing online health resources. As the Internet evolved, Dr. Ferguson was at the forefront of the evolution of the empowered, engaged, equipped and enabled medical consumer, … Continue reading Skinny Jeans and Menstrual Apps
Passion and Advocacy for Good: IpodTouch for Tele-Trauma
When it comes to innovation and passionate advocacy, Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann Zamora is a head above the rest. As a specialist in Trauma and a Trauma Surgeon, he is on the front lines caring for and saving people who have been seriously injured. Unfortunately Trauma Specialists are few and far between. And this … Continue reading Passion and Advocacy for Good: IpodTouch for Tele-Trauma
Unlocking the Individual’s Ability to Care for Themselves*
“The “biggest value [of connected health]* is in unlocking [the] individual's ability to care for themselves!” So says Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director The Center for Connected Health, a Division of Partners Health in Boston, Massachusetts. #HCHLITSS, Health Communication, Health Literacy and Social Sciences twitter chat started 2012 with a bang. With our guest, Dr. Joseph … Continue reading Unlocking the Individual’s Ability to Care for Themselves*