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Tough Case?  Now You Can Crowdsource Your Medical Diagnosis:

Tough Case? Now You Can Crowdsource Your Medical Diagnosis:

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April 24, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Crowdsourcing your medical diagnosis is now possible through a new online platform, CrowdMed. They are hoping to more quickly diagnose rare diseases or unusual presentation of common diseases.

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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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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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Patricia Salber, MD, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Tacloban, Haiyan, and MedShare

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April 17, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

Top charity MedShare is raising funds to send medical supplies & equipment to Tacloban City Hospital in typhoon-devastated the city of Tacloban in the Philippines. The perfectly good supplies are donated by US hospitals. Instead of going to landfill, they go to meet a need.

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Patricia Salber, MD, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Healthcare: “Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve”

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April 17, 2014

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Patient experience, Salber:

Healthcare could learn something about customer satisfaction from other industries. An autobody shop sends “thank you for the opportunity to serve emails” that really make you smile.

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Five Important Health Stories You May Not Have Read About

Five Important Health Stories You May Not Have Read About

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April 14, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

Some of big health stories were widely reported the second week in April 2014, such as the resignation of Secty Sebelius. Others received less attention, but have huge implications for healthcare going forward. Here are 5 of them.

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Readmission Reduction: Progress (Infographic)

Readmission Reduction: Progress (Infographic)

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April 13, 2014

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Costs, Health care & health policy, Salber:

There has been progress in readmission reduction for some common conditions, such as heart failure, but we still need to understand the net cost savings.

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5 stars in my book:  Mad Hot Ballroom

Health: It’s Not Just About Healthcare

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April 11, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

What’s a documentary about teaching pre-teens to ballroom dance got to do with health? More than you may think.

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Todd Wilemon & Aasif Mandvi discuss best healthcare in the world

America’s Best in World Healthcare is 37th on the List

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April 10, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

Aasif Mandvi takes us on a tour of 3rd world healthcare in Knoxville baffling Fox News Commentator Todd Wilemon who has the funniest pause in TV history.

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The Big C Competition:  A Call for Solutions for People with Cancer

The Big C Competition: A Call for Solutions for People with Cancer

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April 3, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

The LIVESTRONG Foundation and Verb are sponsoring the Big C Competition to stimulate the design of innovative solutions (products, services, and other innovations) for people with cancer.

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