Health wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups

 The FDA approval process can be like navigating a minefield for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company hopes to help these small businesses by automating the process for them. Biomedical engineer Jared Seehafer came up with the idea through his own experience consulting with health companies. Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Data Collective, Rock Health, Refactor Capital, Science-exchange, Elizabeth Iorns, Y Combinator alumni,, Soma Capital, Jared Seehafer

Facebook Groups for the Management of Chronic Diseases

The use of Facebook groups by health care researchers and professionals for chronic disease management, namely type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease, is in its early stages and challenges are emerging. While Facebook groups offer great potential to deliver health support, research of Facebook groups for chronic disease management remains in its infancy, with robust evidence not yet available. Designing Facebook groups that are acceptable to users, health care researchers as well as...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Facebook Groups

Physician burnout is caused by systems problems. Here’s how to fix that.

I am very resistant to burnout solutions that focus solely on the individual, as these seem to imply that the problem originates in the affected person. This approach pokes at a sore spot, because of the years I spent secretly worried that the reason I left practice was personal weakness or inadequacy, something I lacked or failed to do. When in 2013, I ran across the research on burnout, I learned otherwise. By definition, professional burnout is caused by workplace stress. It is not due to a p...
Tags: Health, North Carolina, Physician, Novant Health, Hospital-Based Medicine, Tom Jenike

The practice of emergency medicine is a team sport

“Same team!” bellowed all the frustrated parents from the sideline of a lacrosse game as we watched two teammates clash sticks while fighting to catch the same pass. Both players missed the ball, and the other team scooped it up and scored, perfectly illustrating to our kids what happens when they battle among themselves. It’s easy to remind our kids that teammates shouldn’t fight, but it’s harder to remind each other respectfully as adults, and sometimes, unfortunately, someone needs to yell “s...
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Thayer, Physician, Thayer Gorges

Addicted to productivity, and the courageous act of…stillness.

Our society is addicted to productivity. We think productivity increases our value as a human. And we want to be valued and loved. So…we become addicted to productivity. Which means… being still is an act of courage. Here’s a reframe on taking a break or slowing down: You are not weak, you’re not giving up or losing ambition, and you sure as hell aren’t lazy. When you pause, you are rebellious and wise. Courageous. You’re synchronized with Mother Nature herself. By goi...
Tags: Productivity, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Mental Health, Danielle LaPorte, Delete, For your ambition, And Doubts, Stillness, White Hot Truth, Body & Wellness, Fire Starter Session

Solving major problems in medicine through innovation

Solving major problems in medicine through innovation can be boiled down to a process that teaches doctors how to be inventors. It’s called biodesign. In this episode, surgeon David Hindin  traveled to Silicon Valley to visit Stanford University and learn more about their biodesign program. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
Tags: Health, Video, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Medical School, David Hindin

Why Enabling Someone Is Never A Loving Act

You're reading Why Enabling Someone Is Never A Loving Act, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When You Only Want To Help Addiction is hard on everyone. If you watch your loved one continually abuse their body, you fear what they’re doing to their health. Abusing drugs and alcohol creates a potential for legal consequences and may interfere with your loved one’s ability to make a...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Relationships, Depression, Codependency, Lifehacks, North America, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Self Growth, Enabling Substance Abuse, Family Intervention, Unhealthy Relationships wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups

 The FDA approval process can be like navigating a minefield for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company hopes to help these small businesses by automating the process for them. Biomedical engineer Jared Seehafer came up with the idea through his own experience consulting with health companies. Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Data Collective, Rock Health, Refactor Capital, Science-exchange, Elizabeth Iorns, Y Combinator alumni,, Soma Capital, Jared Seehafer

Making Generalizations When Reading Charts

StarGirl wrote about making generalizations when it comes to astrology.  This is a provocative topic. It triggers a PC alert. All Virgos are this. All Aries are that. But signs do have characteristics which are well defined.  You can’t read … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, Consulting, Astrology, Real Life, StarGirl

A physician cancels his life insurance policy. Here’s why.

My blog is called “DiverseFi” because my path to financial independence was not the typical one. Although I’ll talk more about this in another post, my journey neither started from humble beginnings nor was frugality my guiding principle. In fact, it was only after discovering the FIRE community, did I realize that I was indeed financially independent. That changed my life. Changed my habits. I slowly became more frugal than even before. I fired my financial advisor. Cut out bad spending habits....
Tags: Health, Finance, Primary Care

Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

 Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing based on direct measurement the path of a single thought (or at least thread) through the brain. Read More
Tags: Psychology, Health, TC, Science, Neuroscience, Tech, Epilepsy, Biotech, UC Berkeley, Bio, Brain-computer Interface

New blood test can detect early signs of 8 hidden cancers

The test is the first to screen for the eight forms of cancer responsible for more than 60 percent of U.S. cancer deaths, authors say. And five of the cancers — ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, esophageal — now have no screening tests. It’s not yet ready for the public.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Nation, Nation & World

Aliso Canyon, other California natural gas storage facilities are safer, but still pose risks, scientists say

New regulations for California’s 14 natural-gas storage fields will improve safety, but facilities in the San Fernando Valley, Playa del Rey and Valencia pose higher health and security risks because they are located near large communities, a panel of scientists concluded in a report released Thursday. The nonpartisan California Council on Science and Technology released a three-part study – about 1,000 pages, all told  – to answer three questions raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate Bill 826 a...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Senate, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Long, Soccer, Mace, Jerry Brown, Local News, Valencia, Southern California, Aliso Canyon

Leveraging Social Networking Sites for an Autoimmune Hepatitis Genetic Repository: Pilot Study to Evaluate Feasibility

Background: Conventional approaches to participant recruitment are often inadequate in rare disease investigation. Social networking sites such as Facebook may provide a vehicle to circumvent common research limitations and pitfalls. We report our preliminary experience with Facebook-based methodology for participant recruitment and participation into an ongoing study of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Objective: The goal of our research was to conduct a pilot study to assess whether a Facebook-base...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Autoimmune Hepatitis Research Network AHRN

Spot Be Gone! 10 Products That Lighten Acne-Caused Hyperpigmentation

Is that old red spot from last month's pimple still showing up in all your selfies? You're not alone. Whiteheads, blackheads, and especially cystic bumps can create hyperpigmentation that seems to last for ages after the acne itself has gone away. "Treating acne-related hyperpigmented scarring can be very frustrating," said Los Angeles-based esthetician Gina Mari. "Using creams containing retinol can be very effective to reduce the appearance of scarring. In addition, using products with h...
Tags: Los Angeles, Acne, Beauty, Beauty Shopping, Gina Marí, Dark Spots, Mari Lightening

America's large hospital chains will start manufacturing generic drugs in order to beat shkrelic price-gouging

Hospital chain Intermountain Healthcare is leading a industry consortium representing 450 hospitals in total in an initiative to manufacture their own generic drugs, either directly or through subcontractors. (more…)
Tags: Health, Post, News, Usausausa, Pharma, Generics, Gouging, Shkreli, Intermountain Healthcare, Middle Finger From The Invisible Hand

Bad things happen to every doctor

The fact that unexpected outcomes and rare events occur is one of the realities of medicine that is difficult to comprehend until you have personally experienced it. There are over 130 million emergency department visits annually, over 16 million of which require admission to a hospital. With that many encounters, even the rarest of events becomes possible. However, practicing medicine is impossible if you are constantly looking for the 0.0001 percent or the 1 in a million case. Evidence-based m...
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician

VR chat participant appears to have a photosensitive seizure Participants in a VRChat room watched as the avatar of one of the participants appeared to go into a grand mal seizure, accompanied by distressed sounds audible through the voice-chat. (more…)
Tags: Health, Videos, Video, News, Youtube, Web Theory, Vr, Oculus, Epilepsy, Vrchat

California may buck Congress with its own health insurance requirement

By Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters With Congress ending the requirement that all Americans have health insurance, California leaders are preparing to counter that move by securing health care for as many residents as possible in a fortified state insurance exchange. State lawmakers say they will present a package of health-related proposals in the coming weeks, before a Feb. 16 deadline for new bill introductions. Details are still developing, but officials and health care advocates say discussio...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Covered California, Local News, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Wright, Legislature

Acne During Pregnancy: What Is The Best Treatment?

You are waiting for what is going to be the most memorable moment in your life- giving birth to your first baby. It’s an incredibly beautiful experience but one that also causes a lot of changes. And while some of these changes are easy to deal with, getting acne during pregnancy is a totally different story. It’s pretty common, too. In fact, one in every two women is likely to develop pimples during pregnancy. If you are currently stressed out with pregnancy acne, here are the best solutions to...
Tags: Health, Lifehacks

Pet Owner Essential – Whistle GPS Pet Tracker

Disclosure – this post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you purchase through my links (at no additional cost to you). Man’s best friend. The family pet. Escape artist extraordinaire.  Years ago we had a dog – one of the most lovable dogs ever – but he was a true escape artist. We lived on a 5 acre lot and had a HUGE fenced in run for our dogs to call their own. One day we arrived home to find Kodi gone. The kids were devastated, I was perplexed and all we coul...
Tags: Health, Featured, Safety, Dogs, Pets, Whistle, Kodi, Pet Safety, GPS Pet Tracker

Trials confirm the use of psilocybin for depression without the "dulling" effects of traditional antidepressants

The prohibition on psychedelics was memorably described as "the worst case of scientific censorship since the Catholic Church banned the works of Copernicus and Galileo" by former UK Drugs Czar David Nutt, and despite the ban, there has been a consistent, determined, very promising (sometimes surprising) drumbeat of scientific about the use of psilocybin ("magic mushrooms") and other psychedelics in treating a range of chronic illnesses, including mental illnesses. (more…)
Tags: Post, UK, Science, News, Mental Health, Depression, War On Some Drugs, Scholarship, Catholic Church, Psychedelics, Galileo, Copernicus, David Nutt, Shrooms, Psychopharmacology

Please show more interest in your health than my looks

In 2017, more women than men were accepted into medical school for the first time. 2017 also brought attention to the sexual harassment many women face that often goes ignored. Medicine is not immune to behavior that objectifies women and ignores their complaints. My experiences are mild in comparison to many of my peers, but highlights the comfort both patients and physicians feel discussing the appearance of female trainees. *** I was there to remove your sutures. I introduced myself and asked...
Tags: Health, Education, Surgery, Medical School, Elizabeth Blackwell, Hospital-Based Medicine, Misha Armstrong

More of LA County’s homeless are dying. Here’s why

The number of homeless people who died on Los Angeles County’s streets and shelters doubled in the last five years, rising to 831 deaths in 2017, according to a recent report. Cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, diabetes, cancer, cirrhosis, severe bacterial infections and other treatable conditions were all listed as causes of deaths reported by the Los Angeles County Office of Medical Examiner, and released last week by the county’s Department of Mental Health. The rise in deaths since 2013, wh...
Tags: Health, News, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, County, Homeless Shelters, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Valley, Board of Supervisors, LA County

What’s the point of a perfect patient chart?

Last week I made a patient’s chart perfect. Not bragging, but ultimately it ended up being pretty easy, and I’ll explain how and why in a little bit. This was a patient I had not seen in several years, with a number of chronic medical problems, for which he had been taking less than optimal care of himself since I had seen him last. Here for a “checkup,” we talked about his health conditions and how he had been over the past few years. I got a little update on his family and all the things he ha...
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician

Analysis: The cognitive test that Trump took means more than you think

The point is not that the test is easy. The point is that an inability to complete aspects of the test reveals different types of mental decline.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Patient satisfaction surveys are worthless. Here’s why.

For several years, Medicare has tied hospital reimbursement to its definition of quality of care. Poorly performing hospitals can be penalized as much as 2% of their Medicare payments. As part of Medicare’s assessment of quality, surveys are used to measure patient experience and satisfaction. One of the components of the Medicare survey is pain management, which Medicare describes as follows: I’m not sure who, if anyone, does Medicare’s copy editing, but that’s the way it looks in a screen gra...
Tags: Health, Medicare, Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine


I love sharing success stories of women who get pregnant naturally in their 40's and even 50's.  Here is a story of a woman who already had grandchildren and found herself unexpectedly pregnant in her upper 40's.  Sometimes, when you're not planning it, pregnancy can be met with feelings of anxiety and many older women choose to terminate their pregnancies (the unexpected rate of pregnancy over 40 is second only to teenagers).  But, the woman in this story did have her baby and enjoyed every min...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Allan, Sandy Robertson

What you need to know about Seattle’s Women’s March, related events

From transportation planning to event scheduling, here's your guide for navigating the weekend's activities.
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

How gauze and tape healed a relationship

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” – Annie Dillard Months ago, when my patient and his wife were in my office for the very first time, I could already tell that he would resist any display of sympathy from her and she would clearly be uncomfortable with ever being a caregiver for him. There was tension in the room. He “had not listened” when she had told him to get the spot on the inside of his cheek checked. She “had gone off and told the kids” wi...
Tags: Health, Physician, Oncology/Hematology, Annie Dillard Months

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