Dietary Supplements Can Make You Sick

Dietary Supplements Can Make You Sick

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April 22, 2014

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Food and nutrition, Health care & health policy, Salber:

The under-regulated dietary supplements industry rakes in billions while unsuspecting consumers become sick due to adulterants and side effects of legal ingredients. It’s time to correct the glaring lack of accountability in this industry.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Congratulations to Willy Spaan

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April 22, 2014

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Physician leadership:

I met Willy Spaan many years ago, during a visit to my former hospital. Later, he invited me to his hospital, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis in the Netherlands, to conduct a number of seminars and workshops on quality and safety and other process improvement.

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It’s Electric!:  From Chronic Pain to a Spinal Cord Stimulator

It’s Electric!: From Chronic Pain to a Spinal Cord Stimulator

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April 21, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies, Patient experience:

When chronic pain is relieved, life changes. Julie Hemker, a young woman with sacral agenesis, describes her life after a spinal cord stimulator.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Beavis and Butthead Go To Silicon Valley

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April 21, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Women's Issues:

I have seen a fair amount of formal and casual review on the show including a heated debate of whether it’s funny or not and whether it is more of a satire or closer to a reality show. A few people have commented that there are virtually no women on the show and what’s the deal?

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Healbe prototype plus claims from Indiegogo campaign page

The Healbe GoBe Indiegogo Crowdfund:  Fraud or Just Naiveté?

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April 20, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies, Michaeli, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

The Healbe crowdfund raised more than $1m but is mired in accusations of fraud. Salber and Michaeli explore the science and ask is it fraud or just scientific naiveté?

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Happiness is a Warm Puppy and a More Productive Employee

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April 20, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE:

Workplace wellness programs have not accomplished what employers hope for, perhaps it is time to roll out workplace happiness programs instead.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Teamwork and Thinking Differently: Can Healthcare Leaders Do This?

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April 20, 2014

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EDUCATION:

How can we take what we have to work with in healthcare and see what has yet to be discovered or apply what has yet to be tried — especially when it comes to teamwork.

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Telluride Alumni and “Paying it Forward”

Telluride Alumni and “Paying it Forward”

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April 19, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Michael Slade, a second year medical student and Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camp alumni, recently emailed me to share the following reflection on how his Telluride educational experience has translated into further patient safety education at his home institution.

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Seven Things You Need to Know About The Overt Fun and Covert Benefit of Health Gamification

Seven Things You Need to Know About The Overt Fun and Covert Benefit of Health Gamification

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April 18, 2014

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IT:

The PHB was only vaguely aware of the growing medical literature that uses humans’ love of gaming to promote healthy behaviors, increase prevention and mitigate chronic disease. And it certainly wasn’t aware that there was a entirejournal dedicated to the topic.

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The Cost of Childhood Obesity: Setting an Example for (Hope) & Change

The Cost of Childhood Obesity: Setting an Example for (Hope) & Change

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April 17, 2014

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WELLNESS:

A study published in Pediatrics provided found that each obese child results in an individual $19,000 healthcare cost increase as compared to a child of normal weight. Multiply that figure by the number of 10 year olds who were estimated to be obese in the US today and the total lifetime healthcare expenditure in this age group alone would be more than 14 billion dollars.

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