A doctor diagnosing you without seeing you, or a contact lens which monitors your blood sugar around the clock. Healthcare is on the precipice of a major revolution, and technology is leading the way.
When Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist from California, underwent knee replacement surgery, his recovery was far from easy. Months of physical therapy from best-in-class facilities did nothing to end the sleepless nights of pain he endured. The problem? Dr. Topol was victim to a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine.
This year, for Thanksgiving, I was on Delta flight 463 crossing the country when most people were tucking into turkey and debating the election. I was headed to Las Vegas for the long weekend. During my time there, I drove to Zion National Park in Utah. This is an account of my day trip to Zion, a magical land that lives up to its biblical name.READ MORE
Sounds like an odd thing to say right? After all, hundreds of millions of people across the world struggle with their weight, obesity levels are rising and the call to lose weight is louder than it has ever been. The most frequently used model to assess an individual’s weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI)*. BMI calculates your weight in proportion to your height and labels you underweight, normal, overweight or obese. That’s all well and good except for one thing: BMI neglects the most important variable in its equation: Fat. READ MORE