Tag Archives: medicine

ONC ramps up efforts to aid data exchange for precision medicine

Federal standards and interoperability efforts are intended to play a role in increasing the utility of healthcare data to support precision medicine efforts. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is looking beyond efforts to ensure interoperability of data between providers’ information systems to ensure data can be utilized for medical research.… Read More »

[Book Review] A User’s Manual for the Human Body: How Traditional Chinese Medicine helps the body to heal itself

If there is one book you should read about health it’s a book written by Alex Wu, A User’s Manual for the Human Body: How Traditional Chinese Medicine helps the body to heal itself. This book is an incredibly valuable guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine, explained in the most simple terms.  The book will totally change… Read More »

The culture of permission in medicine

During the recent winter break, I went home and visited my yearly slew of doctors for check-ups: vision, dental, gynecology, etc. In the exam room, my new gynecologist instructed me to put my feet up in the stirrups. I had recently learned in a seminar at school that new guidelines on Pap smears suggest spacing… Read More »