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Face to Face with SHE -- Insights from WPP Stream Health and TEDMED 2014

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Carolyn Buck Luce

Two weeks ago I attended WPP Stream Health in Orlando, the "unconference" hosted by Grey Healthcare and ended in San Francisco at TEDMED 2014. The theme of both gatherings was unleashing imagination and collaboration to redesign our approach to building a healthier world.

How David Blaine Prepared His TEDMED Talk: One Card at a Time

Lisa Shufro | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Lisa Shufro

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI pulled the card out from my pocket. It reminded me that famous or not, everyone gets scared when they risk failure -- even David Blaine.

The Experience of TEDMED 2013

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

So what's really the point of TEDMED? To liberate from routine and help our most innovative thinkers take chances and do things they wouldn't normally do, see things through a different lens. Innovate our way to a better future.

Can You Get A Physical With A Smart Phone?

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

If there's one thing I learned from seeing all the great mobile technology being developed at TEDMED, it's that these mobile health applications can not only empower doctors, but patients too. It can help people like me have a better understanding of my own health.

5 Things You Don't Know About Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.18.2013 | Healthy Living

photo courtesy of TEDMED Earlier this month, President Obama announced a proposal to fully map the activity of the human brain. The initiative wo...

Drawing Inspiration From TEDMED's 'GroupInspire'

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr Layla McCay

As the TEDMED-branded buses trundle into town, as the TEDMED-branded delegates converge on the Kennedy Center, and as the TEDMED-branded GroupInspire washes over the crowd, I will grip my drawing pen and wonder: Can GroupInspire strike twice? Come on, TEDMED. Hit me.

Do Cells Have an IP Address Yet?

Ali Ansary | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Growth in this field, like anything else in medicine in the 21st century, will need to be not only through adoption by the e-patient, but also via tech-savvy health care providers.

America's Healthcare Crisis: A Prescription for Breaking the Cycle

Ali Ansary | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Even as physicians reimagine the practice of medicine, we must adhere to the same principles that we swore an oath to -- to practice medicine ethically and honestly, and to serve humanity.

How One Social Experiment Helped 15,000 People Lose 250,000 Pounds

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Acute disease can be left to the hospitals, but creating health and healing of chronic disease seems to happen best in the community -- with people helping people where each one of us lives, where we eat, cook, learn, work, play and pray.

Your Health Is in Your Hands

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Think health reform is solely in the hands of politicians, bureaucrats, and giant corporations? It's not. Every time you go to the doctor, you have the chance to help reform our health care system into a more streamlined, effective, and inexpensive machine.

The $2 Trillion Question

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Why is it that America is still spending $2 trillion on health care, mostly treating people after they become sick? How can we shift money toward prevention, where each dollar can save us multiple dollars on treatment?

How TEDMED 'Groupinspire' Could Change the World

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr Layla McCay

Making delegates believe their attendance at a conference will change the world -- and dashing off to do it as a result -- is surely the Holy Grail of conference organizers. Perhaps they should be looking to TED/TEDMED for clues to the formula.

We Can Aim for More Than a Long, Sick, Expensive Life

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

The problem is actually that we're living longer, but the longevity is fueled by very expensive chronic diseases that were preventable. The dream of living a long, healthy life has been replaced by living a long, sick life.

First Impressions of Our Future Health: Thoughts From TEDMED 2012

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

This week, I have seen a potential future of the nation's health -- and heard from and interacted with some of the players that are trying to impact and improve it.

Mr. Walker Takes TEDMED to Washington

John Weeks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

There is blunt idealism in Jay Walker's language about re-positioning the social-intellectual-scientific-policy-business venture called TEDMED to the nation's capital. It's shaping up as a contradictory mix of money and mission.

LIVEBLOG: Thought-Provoking Health News From TEDMED 2012

Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living

From April 10 to 13, Healthy Living editors join some of the most creative and innovative minds in the health and medical field for TEDMED 2012 at the...

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

Drinking the Kool-Aid That Is TEDMED

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.28.2012 | Health and Fitness
Diana Nyad

If you haven't yet sipped the TED Kool-Aid, get yourself a straw. I've been a public speaker for 35 years now but hit the Mt. Everest of conferences when I spoke for the TEDMED group this past October.

WATCH: Relax And Live Longer?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living

While it seems inevitable that as we age we will experience more health problems, our chronological age isn't always the same as how old our body acts...

WATCH: Dan Buettner On Why Diets And Exercise Don't Work

Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Researcher, explorer and author Dan Buettner has worked for years identifying Blue Zones, areas where people live markedly longer than average, and wh...

Can Mushrooms Help the Immune System Fight Cancer?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

When many of us think of mushrooms, we may think of culinary delights such as Portobello and Shiitake, or we may think of those "magic mushrooms." But the implication of mushrooms is absolutely profound. They have the potential to dramatically improve our health and the health of the planet.

Catherine Pearson

Weight Watchers CEO Dishes Secret To Healthy Habits

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living

Watching a lean David Kirchhoff take the stage at the recent TedMed conference to talk obesity prevention, it was difficult to imagine the Weight Watc...

Medical Inventions: A Sneak Peak

TEDMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Inventor Nathan Myhrvold gave the audience at TEDMED a peek into a few of the creative medical inventions he has in the works. A former CTO at Micr...

'Superorgans' Could Revolutionize Organ Transplantation

TEDMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Imagine: Two lungs are removed from a person and replaced with the lungs of another human being. And the body survives. It's a medical marvel, said Sh...

TEDMED 2010: Danny Hillis On Proteomics: A 'Radical Approach' To Treating Cancer (VIDEO)

TEDMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No doubt genomics and the mapping of the human genome is one of the great triumphs of modern science, supplying remarkable insight into the function a...