After at least 20 minutes of research, here they are, in Letterman-style countdown order:
10. High Fat Diets Make Us Lazy & Stupid (Really? Us? Or just the rats?)
9. dLife: People are Stupid (a little dated, but still relevant?)
8. Eureka! It’s the Soda’s Fault
7. Ultra Diabetes on Wikipedia (sort of – eat your heart out, Wilford)
6. Diabeetus Defined, also from the “Uncyclopedia”
5. “Obamacare to be like Christmas” – OK, this…
To what degree is the state of our health really in our own hands? According to author Thomas Goetz, it very largely is. In his new book The Decision Tree, published last week, Thomas argues that since we live in a world where data on anything, including personal health, is abundant, all we need to do is feed this data into a personal flow chart that will aid us in making the right decisions.
Last week, I spent a little bit of time at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, a nearly-thirty-year-old annual gathering that’s become “the health care industry’s premier financial event, giving more than 330 companies a chance to make formal pitches to institutional investors.” Due to a houseful of sickies at home, I wasn’t able to attend as many presentations as I’d have liked, but I did catch a few of the “biggies,” including the talk by…
Last week I learned of yet another company, Echo Therapuetics out of the Boston area, that is developing a transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system for people with diabetes. Naturally that means a non-invasive monitor that takes constant readings through your skin.
Been there. Heard that. Right?
Well, allow me to briefly introduce their work before we get into the discussion about whether skin-surface monitoring will ever succeed.
Echo’s Symphony system is made up of four…
Greetings Dear Readers,
We landed in SFO yesterday after a wonderfully smooth 10-hour flight from Dublin on Aer Lingus. When I say “smooth” I mean no one broke out in tears, kicked the neighboring passengers, or spilled their juice on the seats. Not even the kids
To summarize our vacation very briefly, we spent long hours with the family, browsing the shops in my husband’s home village, drinking latte macchiatos, and watching the cousins enjoy…