3 comments on “The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens”

The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption,…

8 comments on “The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer”

The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling…

17 comments on “The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria”

The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities…

1 comment on “DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene”

DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

Personal genomic testing may have the potential to help each of us maximize our wellbeing by finding the right foods and supplements, as well as helping us to find our optimal approach to alignment and exercise. As a curious biohacker…

0 comments on “Syapse: New Power for Patients through Knowledge Sharing”

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…

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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…

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The Role of Big Data Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part I

  Genomics is making headlines in both academia and the celebrity world.  With intense media coverage of Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed that she was predisposed to breast cancer, genetic testing and genomics have been propelled to the…

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Can We Measure the Mind-Body​ Connection?

Smoking, obesity and inactivity, together, account for 40% of the preventable premature deaths in the United States. New devices using biofeedback and neurofeedback may allow individuals to improve their positive behaviors which could decrease the number of premature deaths. What…