future of medicine
Recently I was in NY City giving a presentation at the Tribeca Film Festival's Hatchery Innovation Day sponsored by Bloomberg
MIT biologists are reprogramming gut bacteria as "live therapeutics."
Soon, nearly everyone will have a VR device, or use one regularly. The well of content is rising, and the cost is dropping; only the execution of the various applications is limiting exponential growth.
How long will it be before people with MS get well? No way to know. But there is funding for the research. Because California voters said YES to Proposition 71, the Stem Cells for Research and Cures Act, we have a chance to defeat Multiple Sclerosis.
Symptoms of the Problem: When Doctors Are Reluctant to Use Conventional Medicine for Our Own Families
Doctors are people too, and we equally suffer from our own limitations, when it comes to our loved ones and ourselves. My hope is that as more and more physicians are asked to consider the alternatives that our patients request, we too will consider these alternatives more seriously.
The National Institutes of Health has funded four pilot projects to explore the use of genome sequencing in health care of newborns. Over the next several years, these pilot projects will yield useful information that will help us assess the potential for genome sequencing, its value in health care, and its ethical dimensions.
Reference: KP: We still have the dominance of the reductionistic, randomized clinical trial. That is the gold standard of
Today, we too easily give up our privacy rights to track criminals and get "better" health care. Tomorrow, in corporate or government hands, that information could be used in ways we cannot yet imagine. I think we should all be thinking twice before signing up.
Increasing, "e-patients" are going online to augment medical information from their physicians and to look for a second opinion. There's no waiting, and it's free.