Researchers and leaders from academia, hospitals, government and industry gathered for two days at the 2019 Big Data in Precision Health conference at Stanford Medicine to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health.
Speakers on a panel about technology and toys included:
Moderator: Dennis Wall, PhD, Stanford Medicine
Zhenan Bao, PhD, Stanford
Ali Javey, PhD, University of California Berkeley
Dina Katabi, PhD, MIT
Maja Matarić, PhD, USC
For more information, visit https://bigdata.stanford.edu/
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The things we eat and drink on a daily basis can impact our health in big ways. Too many carbohydrates, for instance, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? Richard J. Wood explains.
Lesson by Richard J. Wood, animation by Qa’ed Mai.
Healthcare system rankings by country:
Health industry contributes huge sums to political campaigns:
Life expectancy vs health expenditure:
Physicians reported that 20.6% of overall medical care was unnecessary, including 22.0% of prescription medications, 24.9% of tests, and 11.1% of procedures.
$210 billion wasted on unnecessary healthcare services. National Academy of Medicine:
In cases where people can be saved by effective care, the survival rate is higher in the UK, than in the US:
An NBC News analysis of federal and state data found 107 reports in 23 states of UPS employees being hospitalized for serious heat-related illnesses since 2015. The company says it believes air conditioning would be “ineffective” in its trucks, and that it encourages drivers to “drink water” and “rest,” and provides employees extensive “health and safety training.”
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In today’s episode, Kevin & Melissa have Jason Fredericks as a guest. Jason is Kevin’s older brother who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. We discuss his diagnosis and its effect on his marriage.
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Dan runs us though 8 points that not only assist our physical health, but our mental health as well.
Dan is a psychologist at Newstart Psychology & Counselling with expertise in adolescents, anxiety, child psychology, couples therapy, depression, HIV-AIDS, spirituality, stress, teenagers and more. He has ample experience administering psychometric tests to support the assessment of individuals cognitive and decision making capacity.
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