Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit
Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.
Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon
ROME (AP) -- The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday....
Who should be in charge of standards?
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle in the US (approval by the House Energy and Commerce committee) to go onto the next step, a vote in the House of Representatives. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I have to wonder who should really be doing this job.
Policy and Legislation
Who should be in charge of developing health IT standards for the US?
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I have to wonder
Business intelligence in healthcare
If Big Data is the new oil in healthcare, clinical & business intelligence is the refinery.
The future of clinical & business intelligence in healthcare
Healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for the sake of gathering data yields little benefit. But when data is refined, the opportunities for use multiply.
American Academy of Family Physicians: May 26, 2015
Family physician Thomas Cornwell, M.D., of Wheaton, Ill., has been delivering house call medicine to mostly elderly patients for nearly 20 years. He sings the praises of medical care that is fast and efficient and avoids having to transport patients with serious mobility issues.
Six new proton-beam centers are set to start delivering state-of-the-art radiation to U.S. cancer patients in coming months. The projects—many costing between $25 million and $30 million—will enter an uncertain market.
Anyone who has attended the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in recent years will be familiar with patient advocate Regina Holliday and her Walking Gallery. Holliday, an artist, founded the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project after her husband died of kidney disease in 2009. During his illness, Holliday struggled to get her husband access to his own medical records.
Quality and Safety
Stephanie Packer was 29 when she found out she has a terminal lung disease. It's the same age as Brittany Maynard, who last year was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and opted to end her life via physician-assisted suicide. But unlike Maynard, Packer says physician-assisted suicide will never be an option for her.