Biohacking, lifestyle, patient stories, Uncategorized

DIY: What to Do with Information Overload

A Scientist Meets a Naturopath  I am not sure why, but I expected a personalized, spa-like center, similar to a yoga studio or an acupuncture office without the usual waiting times. Instead, I was greeted with a busy conventional looking office with phones ringing, too many helpers squished in a small front office and lots… Continue reading DIY: What to Do with Information Overload

digital health, patient stories, Uncategorized

Persistence Sprinkled with Imagination at the Digital Health Summit

San Diego is always a happy place for me because I am hosted by an amazing husband and wife physician team, who remind me what it means to care about patients. During a relaxing dinner with an inspiring view of the hills, they asked me what I saw for my next adventure. “Working for a company in… Continue reading Persistence Sprinkled with Imagination at the Digital Health Summit

autoimmune research, microbiome, Uncategorized

Fecal Transplants

Microbiome and Disease: Fecal Transplants Fecal transplants, also known as fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), may be a cure to the 14,000 deaths per year from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).  They are a quick and inexpensive outpatient procedure with a 90% cure rate.  Gastrointestinologist Sahil Khanna from the Mayo Clinic  expands on the procedure, “normal bacteria gets destroyed every time… Continue reading Fecal Transplants

digital health, Uncategorized

(Part 3) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part Three: Election Day special: Regulatory Obstacles (continued from Part Two) By Ellen Martin Here is a 352-page description of US healthcare regulation as of 2006: Robert I. Field’s Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise. Click Here It is always mind boggling to hear so many in Silicon Valley toss throwaway lines about the failures… Continue reading (Part 3) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities