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The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, and Hailey Motooka Do you have a passion project that sometimes drives you to do unexpected things?  For many years I have been dreaming of improving research, diagnosis and care for autoimmunity by bringing the best of conventional, integrative and digital medicine to autoimmune patients. And… Continue reading The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

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Saving Our Children: Reversing the Autoimmune Epidemic

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. MartinDrBonnie360 returns to Stanford Medicine X a third time in a row, this time bringing the lonely voices of autoimmune disease to the main stage. After spotlighting autoimmune disease for two years, there is no better time to reverse the epidemic than today. A brighter, healthier future is… Continue reading Saving Our Children: Reversing the Autoimmune Epidemic

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Crowd Power

Bringing a fresh approach to collaboration and sharing of ideas, HealthIMPACT West, did not include lectures or powerpoints. Instead, when Megan Antonelli first envisioned her goals for Purpose events, she wanted to bring about a “face to face” meeting where a shared focus could bring forth “new insights, a clearer sense of purpose, and solutions that… Continue reading Crowd Power

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Syapse: New Power for Patients through Knowledge Sharing

Why do I love Silicon Valley?  Because of the spirit of open collaboration embodied by folks like Halle Tecco, members of XX in Health, and anyone who operates like Jonathan Hirsch. Hirsch is the co-founder and president of Syapse, and when I first met him at Burrill, Syapse was a relatively new company.  When I… Continue reading Syapse: New Power for Patients through Knowledge Sharing

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Patient Communities Come in Many Flavors

Each day there seems to be a new type of patient community popping up. A good place to start to learn about these new approaches is a “Report on the Use of Social Media to Prevent Behavioral Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Disease” recently published by the eHealth Initiative. The next few blog posts will… Continue reading Patient Communities Come in Many Flavors

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IBM Information on Demand Conference (Part 1)

By Ellen M. Martin For me (lapsed scientist, MBA, life science communications), the most memorable moment at IBM’s November 2013 Information on Demand conference happened at the outset of a Pure Systems (formerly known as Netezza – IBM’s commercial Big Data platform) beginners’ technical training session I was brave enough to undertake. The instructor, a sweet… Continue reading IBM Information on Demand Conference (Part 1)