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7 Mind-Blowing Digital Health Tools That Could Disrupt Health Care in 2016

Florence Comite MD | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Florence Comite MD

But could there be better shorthand to describe some of the recent developments in medical, health and bio-tech? Consider these possibilities coming to fruition, or close to, in 2016.

Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Wave System

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

A 26-year-old man who was paralyzed in both legs has regained the ability to walk using a system controlled by his brain waves, along with a...

My Q And A With Petteri Lahtela, Whose OURA Ring Will Track Your Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Petteri Lahtela is the CEO and co-founder of OURA, a wearable device -- in the form of a waterproof ring -- that measures our well-being as we sleep. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the restorative power of sleep, the future of sleep technology, and how wearable devices can enhance the body-mind connection.

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes devices are life-enhancing. For the most part they give us remarkable capacity to better manage our health. But we must recognize that new technology also adds effort, frustration, discomfort, confusion and expense to patients' lives.

5 Health Tech Innovations That Will Improve the Lives of Millions

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Kyle McCarthy

Recently, I had the chance to attend the F50 Season 5 Summit in San Francisco, a private co-investment network that connects startups with a global community of professional and strategic investors.

Deepak Chopra Shares Methods to Achieve Optimum Wellbeing

Aspen Institute | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Aspen Institute

Above, watch family medicine and psychiatry Professor Paul Mills and co-founder of JIYO, a social wellbeing platform, Poonacha Machaiah on "The Futu...

How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

A New Strategy to Narrow Health Disparities: Humanizing eHealth

Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Athan G. Bezaitis, MA, MPW

Evidence suggests that when some or all of these considerations are taken into account, health disparities can be effectively reduced -- even in populations that traditionally might not prefer new technologies, such as older adults.

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 03.21.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

From Ebola to Stroke, Timing Is Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact

Humans are terrible at timing when it comes to finding out how to effectively treat health problems. And we're even worse at recognizing our bodies' subtle cues that something might be wrong in the days, weeks, or even years leading up to a health crisis.

5 Social Media Trends Within Healthcare in 2014

Zach Cutler | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Zach Cutler

Every year, social media increasingly integrates with almost every aspect of daily life. According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of adults online use some form of social media. So it's not surprising that social media is beginning to work its way into the healthcare arena.

Healthcare's Underserved: A Wealth of Opportunities

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Hirsch

The women of's Health 2.0 panel were quick to point out, simple solutions go a lot farther to address the underserved market. And there is a lot of opportunity for entrepreneurship.

What Wearables and Trackers Are Telling Us Beyond the Numbers

Ali Cherry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

No matter what health outcome we seek or technology we prefer to support our own health transformation, trusting our intuition and simply noticing are key to behavior change.

What Does 'Wellness' Mean To You?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living

A new survey wants to get to the bottom of how women perceive wellness -- and how they use (or don't use!) technology to help them reach their wellnes...

Maybe Technology Adoption in Health Care Isn't as Hard as It Seems

Mark Wagar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Wagar

With all the talk in the past about how difficult it is to incorporate technology into our health care system, I believe there are too many excuses. M...

Health Wins as Candy's Crushed: A Tale of Two IPOs

Josh Stevens | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Josh Stevens

We have just begun to scratch the surface of healthcare innovation, solving real problems that can benefit investors and consumers alike.

The #Selfie Generation' May Just Change The Future Of Healthcare

Jamia Wilson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Jamia Wilson

The time has come for young people to be treated as designers and developers for health technology solutions that serve them and their communities on their own terms.

Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

If Your App Tells You to Eat Less and Exercise More

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Solutions will not come automatically, but given how successfully devices such as a cell phone have changed the life style of billions of people, there is no reason to think it cannot be done. After all, we no longer rely on a rooster to wake us up.

Modern Medicine

Trishan Panch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Trishan Panch

Modern medicine, unlike music, is very much defined by prevailing social organization and technological possibilities, but just as in music, there is an ever-present opportunity to collaborate and reinvent.

The Obamacare Conversation That Matters Most

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

The ACA has created new health plans with new rules, and people are finally using them to get healthcare. If we want to tell the future, those patients' opinions are the ones we should listen to.

Chronic Care Patients Are Dying for Change

Bruce Ettinger | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Ettinger

America has a hotshot, high tech system that can deliver world class, life saving technologies for surgeries, emergencies and other medical crises. Bu...

High Tech Works When It Enables High Touch

Trishan Panch | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Trishan Panch

François-Marie Arouet, 18th century French author and iconoclast, better known as Voltaire, quipped that, "The art of medicine consists of amusing th...

Just Say "No" to Novelty Medicine

Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Lawrence 'Rusty' Hofmann

Technology can be a wonderful thing. We can find the best Thai restaurant in our neighborhood, check traffic and find alternate routes when necessary, and even make a $30,000 jewelry purchase, all within seconds, all from our phones. But sometimes technology overreaches, like it did this year with novelty medicine.