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Using Digital Tools to Channel our Minds: Staying Sharp

By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin, Melinda Speckmann Digital games can help us stay sharp by exercising different parts of the mind, including short and long-term memory, speed, accuracy and efficiency in processing information and solving problems. The market for…

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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…

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The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Mobile

Cheaper, faster, better technology is  enabling nearly one in four people around the world to connect with each other anytime, anywhere, as online social networks have changed the way we live, work and play. In healthcare, the data generated by mobile phones…

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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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Qualcomm Life Connect2013 – A Healthy Mix of Optimism and Realism

Perhaps I am old-fashioned because I believe that the world is still a people business. Working hard to build a thriving ecosystem, the folks at Qualcomm Life brought together a stimulating 2013 Qualcomm Connect conference. Paul Jacobs, the CEO of…

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Genomics Has Its Head in the Clouds

As shown above, each day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated which is growing exponentially.  With 90% of the total data being generated in the last two years, data storage poses a challenge. What is the Cloud? The cloud solves the problem of storage. Individual…

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A Dentist’s Thoughts on Salivary Diagnostics

             Salivary diagnostics may be a cheaper, faster, better way to diagnose certain diseases. Already effective in oral cancer and Sjogren's syndrome, researchers are looking to expand the potential of using saliva. Blood tests and…

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Will Nutrigenomics Give Us “Personalized” Nutrition?

Obesity was recently classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Ranking 5th in global obesity, over 30% of the US adult population is considered obese.  Everyone knows the traditional pyramid of nutrition, but new studies show that an…