Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

“It took 10 years to diagnose my RA. I had repeated episodes of joint swelling and terrible pain. It wasn't until a colleague suggested RA as a possibility for a particularly painful flare in my knee that I specifically asked a practitioner at urgent care about it and she ran some blood work” - anonymous… Continue reading Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

autoimmune research, digital health, Uncategorized

From StrataRx to Habit Design and the Center For Body Computing

It has been a whirlwind few weeks attending attending a variety of conferences- all attaching the problems in healthcare from a different vantage point. The variety of key takeaways represents some of the unconnected pieces of the very complex health care system. At StrataRx- I was happy to hear of some additional progress in data… Continue reading From StrataRx to Habit Design and the Center For Body Computing

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