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

ConsumerLab vs. Labdoor: Rating the Supplement Rating Sites

Image via ConsumerReports.com The sheer volume and variety of dietary supplement products now available to our patients is enough to boggle even the most well-informed mind. They vary very widely in their price points, their quality of manufacture, and the uses for which they’re promoted. A quick walk through the supplement section at any large health food store will corroborate that fact.   Continue reading ConsumerLab vs. Labdoor: Rating the Supplement Rating Sites

Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctor

Many doctors have a difficult time with marijuana as medication, and consider doctors who prescribe it as second-class citizens. These doctors fear that they will enable recreational drug use, that patients will abuse medical cards to get drugs for friends and that patients will lie to them to get a card. Continue reading Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctor