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The Interoperability Challenge

Remember the days when your Apple computer couldn't talk to a PC or use the same software? In a few short years, the IT industry solved the problem. Wouldn't it be nice if the sick care IT community could do the same?

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Obesity, and the Limits of Imagination

The issue (January 16, 2018) of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) was devoted to the topic of obesity. On the one hand, we may be thankful this intractable public health scourge is receiving the high level attention it deserves. On the other, we may lament the need for such attention in 2018, so many years and decades into a problem we created, and which we have known all along how to address and prevent if ever we mustered the will.

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3 Effective Depression Tips: How to Stay Motivated to Exercise

Exercise helps depression but can seem like an insurmountable hurdle when you aren't feeling well. Even people who aren't depressed struggle with getting themselves to work out. It is hard to start an exercise regimen but also hard to keep it up. Old habits can creep back in and slow down your progress. Learn how to overcome depression and stay motivated moving forward.

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What is a Digital Therapeutic?

While definitions vary, digital health products usually refer to information and communications technologies used to send, receive or exchange medical information. Typical examples include telemedicine, mobile apps and predictive analytics.

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Treating Insomnia Without​ Medication

Do your worries keep you awake at night? Restorative sleep is so important for our health yet is often sabotaged by anxiety. If you are a "sleep worrier" you may benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (abbreviated CBTi). CBT for insomnia is a targeted insomnia treatment that can have long-term benefit and doesn't require taking medication.

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My Shoes Don’t Fit

Mary broke down a bit as she told me that her child had some developmental issues that would be with her forever. She had three otherwise healthy children and for a parent like her, uber accomplished, always in control, knowing Mattie would have to make her way through the rest of her life as an adult looking through the world with the eyes of a child was just now hitting her. You could see the fear of a mother worried that a time would come when her daughter might be guided through life by others who did not love with the same depth of a mother for her daughter.

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Ode to Olive Oil

As lovingly and lavishly revealed in her own photo-essay on the topic, my wife and I are recently back from co-hosting an Oldways sponsored culinary travel adventure through Sicily. We ate, we drank, we toured, we made friends, we saw the dual beauties of nature and ancient civilization, and then- inevitably- we ate and drank some more!