Some interesting things I've learned about reading the Creative Destruction of Medicine, the $1000 Genome, and some other sources. There is the future potential for 1) people to take a more active role in understanding their own health and 2) for new models of delivering healthcare...
TED Talk on using wireless devices to change healthcare -
TED Talk from founder of Hello Health - Social Platform for the Doctor's Office -
Under development medical tricorder device (Scanadu)
Interview with Scanadu CEO
23 and Me Blurb - Personal Genomics Service
Interview with 23 and Me's Founders
GE Pocket Ultrasound Device - Vscan
DNA Microarrays (Lab on a Chip) for Virus Detection
Blog on Personal Measurement - Quantified Self
First - let me get this out of the way : I fed a squirrel. I saw a bunch of squirrels so I went back to the RV and got some almonds. I put one in my hand and sat around forever, and finally a squirrel came and ate it. It was the cutest thing ever - he put his little front paws on my hand to eat it. Now I'm obsessed with feeding the squirrels, but I haven't had any more success.
Ok, so let me share a few things with you that will keep you entertained for a while.
I read the book, "The Four Hour Workweek"
I'm a little late, but I wanted to write about the series finale of How I Met Your Mother because I went on a spiel about it to a friend and decided that I wanted to write it down.
So, if you haven't watched the series finale yet, and you are invested in the show, STOP READING. If you really don't care, then please continue. :)
I started watching HIMYM when it was in its fourth season or so, but I was honestly never truly invested in the show. I watched many of the episodes and generally knew what was going on, but I was not an avid watcher.
But, then, one summer changed my life. Hahah.
I was visiting my cousins in Florida. They asked if I had watched the latest episode of the seventh season yet, and both of them, two boys that are only one and three years younger than me, were so shocked that I hadn't watched any episodes from the seventh season. What came next is what you can guess. We marathon-ed the entire seventh season in a day. And I remember distinctly that I had to head to the airport at 4am, and we were still awake when I had to go. But, after that day, I was very invested in the show.