Tech companies want to change how we check in at the doctor’s office

With computers and iPhones managing every detail of our daily lives, eliminating Rolodexes, paper maps, letters, and CD players, the lack of technology in some aspects of health care is puzzling. Continue reading Tech companies want to change how we check in at the doctor’s office

Flying the friendly skies while navigating the challenges of eating gluten-free

These days the word gluten-free is everywhere, from the grocery store aisles to restaurant menus to morning talk shows. The growing prevalence of people suffering from gluten-related disorders has even spurred a group of 15 experts to propose a new … Continue reading Flying the friendly skies while navigating the challenges of eating gluten-free

X-Ray Selfies and Uber-Docs: A Glimpse of Medicine’s (Near) Future

Dr. Eric Topol wants patients to own their own health data. The tech-loving cardiologist-turned-genomics professor from the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA has been popping up a lot lately, in op-eds and at health technology conferences. Continue reading X-Ray Selfies and Uber-Docs: A Glimpse of Medicine’s (Near) Future

What Causes Autism?

Image via SpectrumNews.org Autism’s sinister attack on children that start out appearing healthy, even precocious, is one of the most devastating trials a parent can endure. Fluent speech degenerates to monosyllables. Creative play becomes hand-flapping and repeated purposeless motion. Children react with the same indifference to strangers and loving parents. Continue reading What Causes Autism?