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What does it mean to be conscious?

What does it mean to be conscious?

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October 31, 2013

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Medicine: wellness & disease, RESEARCH, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

What does it mean when a behaviorally vegetative patient is found not just aware, but also paying attention? Do we need to redefine consciousness in the human and not just medical sense of the word?

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, CEO of Health Tech Hatch & Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Can We Squeeze the Waste Out of the High Cost of Trauma Care?

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October 29, 2013

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Health care & health policy, People in healthcare, Salber:

Trauma care is a $163 billion problem in the US. A significant chunk of cost could be avoided if more patients with minor injuries were transported to nontrauma hospitals instead of Level 1 and 2 trauma centers. In a healthcare system badly in need of cost reductions, this is an idea that should be explored.

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Health Reform Beyond the ACA – Are We Inching Towards Consensus?

Health Reform Beyond the ACA – Are We Inching Towards Consensus?

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October 24, 2013

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Costs, Health care & health policy, Salber:

Health care sustainability is a critical problem in the US that will require more than the current insurance reform embodied in the Accountable Care Act. A review of proposals by seven major policy think tanks by Jack Lewin and colleagues reveals remarkable consensus on what needs to be done.

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, CEO of Health Tech Hatch & Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Depressed or Bipolar? Can You Tell the Difference?

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October 23, 2013

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Medicine: wellness & disease, Mental health, Salber:

Bipolar disorder can be misdiagnosed as depression leading to inappropriate treatment and worsening of symptoms. There are ways to tell these conditions apart though, but it requires attention to details in the patients history.

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Hacking Health – Creating Cool New Stuff over the Weekend

Hacking Health – Creating Cool New Stuff over the Weekend

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October 22, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, IT, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

The idea behind UC Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Hacking Health Hackathon was to spend a day and a half creating digital solutions for some specific industry sponsored challenges. Or, if you wanted, you could create something cool that addressed a problem that you were really interested in or passionate about.

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, CEO of Health Tech Hatch & Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Dr. Nick and Nuance – Making Medical Record Documentation Better

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October 21, 2013

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Innovation/innovative companies, IT, Salber:

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to talk to Nic van Terheyden, MD, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Nuance Communications.

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Healthcare DIY:  Creating a Community of Health-Seekers

Healthcare DIY: Creating a Community of Health-Seekers

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October 13, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker) is up to something new. It’s called HealthcareDIY, a home for health seekers who want to join a community of like-minded people.

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Meet Laura Stachel, MD, Ob/Gyn and one of this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes

Meet Laura Stachel, MD, Ob/Gyn and one of this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes

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October 10, 2013

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Salber, Technology in healthcare:

In some countries, a lack of reliable electricity is to blame for deaths during childbirth. Dr. Laura Stachel witnessed this tragic truth during a trip to Nigeria five years ago. She and her husband are now delivering a solution: solar energy in a suitcase.

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The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

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October 7, 2013

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RESEARCH, Salber:

By Patricia Salber Seeing the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine announced today reminded me that it has been quite some time since I… Read More ›

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Social Media and HIV Prevention

Social Media and HIV Prevention

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September 25, 2013

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Salber, Social Media:

By Patricia Salber You know that social media is getting mainstreamed in medicine when the Annals of Internal Medicine publishes a study about its use… Read More ›

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My Great Big Apple Rant

My Great Big Apple Rant

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September 20, 2013

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Salber:

by Patricia Salber Fair warning – this has nothing to do with healthcare unless you count the health effects of being tee’d off. In mid-December… Read More ›

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What’s in a Breath?  So Much More Than You May Think

What’s in a Breath? So Much More Than You May Think

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September 3, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, Exercise & fitness, Health care & health policy, Medicine: wellness & disease, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

by Patricia Salber The What Athletes have been using personalized physiological data for years to tune their ability to perform better, sleep better and recover… Read More ›

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Man’s Inhumanity to Man – A Clinical Review of Torture

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August 13, 2013

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Medicine: wellness & disease, Salber, Violence and violence prevention:

by Patricia Salber A recent review in JAMA, titled “Primary Care Management of Non-English-Speaking Refugees Who Have Experienced Trauma” contains a Table labeled “Physical Torture… Read More ›

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It is only August, but it is Time to Vote – for the Blue Button Challenge Winner that is

It is only August, but it is Time to Vote – for the Blue Button Challenge Winner that is

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August 6, 2013

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Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

By Patricia Salber The Blue Button Patient Codesign Challenge has completed its codesign phase.  Apps were submitted to HealthTechHatch for patient testing – a process… Read More ›

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PTSD Rx: Breathing Exercises?

PTSD Rx: Breathing Exercises?

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August 4, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Mental health, Salber, Stress & relaxation:

By Patricia Salber Thanks to my friends over at Breath Research for tweeting about this interesting, albeit very small, study on the use of breathing… Read More ›

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