Interview: Sarah MacDonald, Author, The Cancer Channel
by MATTHEW HOLT I met Sarah MacDonald in the early 2000s. She is the ultimate extrovert who sings, cooks, maintains a huge circle of friends, and lives life to the fullest–all at a pace & level most of us can’t imagine. In the early 2010s Sarah was flying high. Newly married, trying to get pregnant, all while being a Silicon valley business exec who had increasingly senior roles at eBay. Then in 2012 she was diagnosed with two completely separate types of cancer. And in her head “The Cancer Channel” started playing nonstop. That became the title of her book. I just read it and I literally...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Cancer Cancer Treatment Patient-centered care Sarah MacDonald The Cancer Channel Source Type: blogs

70 Maybe It ’s Time to Give Up Quotes to Help You Let Go and Move On
Oftentimes you want to hang on even when times are tough. Keep moving forward. Keep going towards your goals and dreams. But sometimes there may be one or several healthy and smart reasons to let go. To move on. To start over and to begin anew somewhere else. So in today’s post I’d like to share the most powerful maybe it’s time to give up quotes. To help you and motivate you to make a positive change if you deep down think and feel that you need to. And if you want even more helpful and timeless advice then check out this post with hang in there quotes and this one filled with motivating keep pushing quotes. Inspir...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

The Secret Surveillance Capitalism That Suffuses Medicare
By MICHAEL MILLENSON Imagine a government program where private contractors boost their bottom line by secretly mining participants’ personal information, such as credit reports, shopping habits and even website logins. It’s called Medicare. This is open enrollment season, when 64 million elderly and disabled Americans choose between traditional fee-for-service Medicare and private Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans. MA membership is soaring; within a few years it’s expected to encompass the majority of beneficiaries. That popularity is due in no small part to the extra benefits plans c...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Medicare FTC HHS Humana Michael Millenson Surveillance United Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 29th October, 2022.
This report presents CDC findings on telehealth use trends in 2021. It includes data from the National Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative household survey conducted throughout the year by the National Center for Health Statistics. -----https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-10-13/women-older-adults-more-likely-to-use-telemedicine-in-2021Who Used Telemedicine in 2021?New data shows which groups have been most likely to use a health care option popular during the pandemic.By Christopher WolfOct. 13, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.More than 1 in 3 adults used telemedicine in the past year in 2021, ac...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The 26 Best Poems About Life of All Time
In today’s post I want to share timeless poems about love, happiness, death and beauty. These are 26 of the best poems about life of all time (in my opinion). Some from recent times. Some from several hundred years ago. I hope you’ll find these poems as beautiful and insightful about living life, common life struggles and the fleeting nature of our existence as I have. And that at least one or a few of them will help you to understand yourself a bit better or to improve today in some way. And if you want even more timeless inspiration then check out this post with quotes on inner peace and also this one filled with un...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Sylvana Sinha, CEO, Praava Health
Sylvana Sinha is CEO of Praava Health, a primary & specialty care network based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. While the average American may only think about Bangladesh when there’s some disaster on the news it’s a country of 165m+ people with a GDP per capita exceeding India’s. It lacks excellent health services for its growing middle class, and that’s the gap Praava Health is filling. I learned a lot about Sylvana, Bangladesh, and Praava in this quick interview —Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: THCB Spotlights The Business of Health Care Bangladesh Praava Health Sylvana Sinha Source Type: blogs

Pfizer ’s Biotech Strategy: When a “Market Force” Partners with a “Market Mover”
by JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH The synergistic relationship between biotech’s and biopharma’s can dramatically change the way new drugs and vaccines are bought to market – helping advance innovation on BOTH sides in a very mutually beneficial way. I’ve got an inside look at how Pfizer is working with emerging biotech start-ups, thanks to this in-depth chat with Pfizer’s Senior Vice President of Business Innovation, Kathy Fernando. Kathy is not only responsible for developing relationships with biotech’s on behalf of Pfizer, BUT during the pandemic she led Pfizer’s mRNA scientific strategy, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Pharmaceuticals biopharma Innovation Jessica DaMassa Pfizer Source Type: blogs

Does Surviving The Plague Mean You Will Eventually Contract An Autoimmune Disease?
BY MIKE MAGEE This Fall, I am teaching a 4-week course on “How Epidemics Have Shaped Our World” at the President’s College at the University of Hartford. It is, of course a timely topic, but also personally unnerving as we complete a third year under the shadow of Covid-19. Where does one begin on a topic such as this? Yale historian, Frank M. Snowden, in his book “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present”, made his intentions obvious. He would begin with the plaque. Why? His answer, “The word ‘plague’ will always be synonymous with ‘terror’”, and especially references: ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Public Health Autoimmune. Disease Mike Magee Plague Source Type: blogs

The #1 Secret Weapon for Healing Mental Health
Life is tough. There is so much worry and sadness. Listlessness, obsessive thinking and overall lack of energy are just some of the symptoms that are telltale signs of underlying depression and anxiety. How do people deal with these mental health issues? There’s medication, of course, but understandably, not everyone is interested in medicating.  Psychotherapy has helped lots of people but I’ve seen that 1/3 of the people who go to psychotherapy find that it doesn’t help. As Deepak Chopra noted, “75% of people who improve their psychological state do so not with a therapist’s help, but by thems...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Faigie Kobre Tags: creativity depression featured philosophy psychology self-improvement Source Type: blogs

How to Become an Optimist: 3 Daily Habits To Help You Get Started
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin One of the most common questions people ask me via email is how to become more of an optimist. So this week I'd simply like to share three habits that can help you to get started with that. I use these myself just about every day to stay optimistic in pretty much any situation. It may sometimes take a while before I find an optimistic thread of thought but these three habits usually help me to do it. 1. Ask yoursel...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Happiness Personal Development Success Source Type: blogs

Future of Big Data in Health? LexisNexis ® Risk Solutions Says Next-Gen Tokenization & Health Equity
BY JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Data-juggernaut LexisNexis® Risk Solutions is making a big data play in healthcare, launching a new capability that allows for unprecedented accuracy in the kind of de-identified data that payers, providers, and pharma are clamoring to use for everything from cutting admin expenses to improving patient outcomes and health equity. Jeff Diamond, President & General Manager of The Health Care Business of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and Andrea Green, Director of Healthcare Strategy, SDoH, drop in for a chat about all things VERY big data, including this concept of “next-gen tokeniza...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health health equity LexisNexis Next-Gen Tokenization Source Type: blogs

Art Is in the Eye of the Computer
BY KIM BELLARD It turns out that I’ve been writing about Generative AI without even realizing there was something called Generative AI, such as articles about the robot artist Ai-Da, the AI image creator DALL-E, or patent protection for AI inventors.  Generative AI refers to AI that strives not just to process and synthesize data but to actually be creative.  It’s starting to both become more widespread and to attract serious attention from investors.   James Currier of investment firm NFX sees “Generative Tech” as the next big thing: “If crypto hadn’t happened, we’d probably be calling THIS Web3.”...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Health Tech Public Health Ai-Da DALL-E Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 25, 2022.
-----This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and any related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen I come upon it.Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon, a...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Latest on the Uganda Ebola Outbreak
The latest updates on the Ebola Outbreak in Uganda. The outbreak is the rare Sudan strain.Read more on sciencespacerobots.com (Source: HealthNewsBlog.com)
Source: HealthNewsBlog.com - October 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ebola disease Source Type: blogs

74 Tuesday Blessings for a Uplifting and Wonderful Day
Tuesday is here. An in-between day. Maybe you’re tired or bored today. Or maybe focused and ready to get your day started. I think you’ll find something helpful among these powerful Tuesday blessings and quotes no matter what headspace you’re in right now. Something to give your new energy, motivation, positivity or maybe an insight to turn your day around. And if you want even more inspiration for the rest of the week then check out this post with Wednesday blessings and also this one with Thursday blessings. Uplifting Tuesday Blessings “Tuesday morning blessings to you, my friend! Have a wonderful day.” “To ...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - October 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs