At the fourth annual 2015 Stanford Medicine X, doctors, technologists, policy makers and “epatients” — patients who have blogs or active social media presence — came together to talk about the future of health care, to put it broadly. There were big names: Eric Topol, author of The Patient Will See You Now who inspired around democratizing medicine, and the White
General Autoimmune covers symptoms common to all autoimmune conditions, tips for finding and talking to a doctor or other health provider, and general information about the intersections and issues related to autoimmune diseases.
The list of medications, supplements, diet restrictions, exercises and doctor appointments goes on and on for those of us with a chronic condition. Most weeks, I feel as though managing doctor visits alone is a part-time job. Helpful technology options abound — apps, wearables, smart phone reminders — and if you’re in Austin or another tech city, no shortage of
In my post last week about quantified self – at-home health tracking to find insights for flares and symptoms – I wrote that I’d be posting a round-up article about the best wearables, which all of course have a companion app to view the data, as seen at SXSW Interactive. Since then, other wearables have launched and others have shut
Although SXSW Interactive wound down in mid-March, it is for good reason that this post is published in early summer. I was inspired by the health and medical technology speakers who talked about the idea of ‘quantified self’ – tracking health data to find trends and root causes – particularly after attending the “Decoding Our Bodies: A New Era of
It’s bad enough to feel so tired it’s like you’re walking through thick mud, but for it to show on your face when you need to look your best is even worse. Luckily, you have a variety of makeup tricks at your disposal to cover fatigue symptoms. Fatigue is a highly common symptom of autoimmune disease. Research shows that when