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Decoding Autoimmunity

By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M Martin, and Tiffany Simms What Do We Mean by the Autoimmune Abyss? More than 50M patients in the US are living with 100+ different kinds of autoimmune diseases. In “The Lonely Voices of Autoimmune Disease” young adults talk about the challenges of living with chronic disease in the prime of… Continue reading Decoding Autoimmunity

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DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail

After going through many phases of information overload in from the sheer number of therapies available, these therapies no longer overwhelm me. Instead, I now have the opportunity to venture beyond my ten year comfort zone at The Bar Method, try new movement therapies, and find the right fit. In an ideal world, I would… Continue reading DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail

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DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit

Looking around, there’s a yoga studio on every corner. With classes, retreats, workshops, and teacher training, one could assume that Yoga has become a mainstream form of exercise. If you had any doubts, just look at the wide assortment of Yoga magazines that vie for your attention in the supermarket checkout lines. A recent NY… Continue reading DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit

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Data Sharing – Genomics

The open data movement and thus data sharing has been steadily growing since 2001. Data Sharing Open data was a movement that came with the Big Data movement. Open data encourages the sharing of data to promote collaboration and reduce costs.  Data sharing is an integral part of many aspects of Big Data in Healthcare,… Continue reading Data Sharing – Genomics

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Angelina Jolie and Genetic Testing

Angelina Jolie has been the subject of recent news because she had a preventative double mastectomy. After watching several members of her family battle cancer - Jolie's mother died from ovarian cancer and her aunt from breast cancer - Jolie decided to take a genetic test for breast cancer. The test indicated that she has the abnormal BRCA1… Continue reading Angelina Jolie and Genetic Testing

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(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