Does violence spread like a contagious disease? Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence says the issue has been misdiagnosed, and instead created science-based strategies that aim to interrupt violence before it becomes an epidemic.
A complete map of our brain activity is the “Everest of science,” says Rafael Yuste, who helped conceive of Obama’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative as a first attempt at scaling it. He discusses its importance to health knowledge at TEDMED 2013.
EMT and founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer re-imagined first response and the power of community, saving 40,000 lives this year alone. He shares the story of its beginnings.
A free flow of information goes to the heart of science, PLOS CEO Elizabeth Marincola says, but we’ve commoditized data instead. Can web-based, open-access publishing advance knowledge — and turn a profit? Watch>>
Closing out the week with some Friday fun: Like the words that inspire him, ichi-go ichi-e – each moment is unique – Kishi Bashi’s multilayered violin-techno-pop music is truly one of a kind. Here he is opening TEDMED 2013.
Design is a way of making meaning in an uncertain world, John Maeda says, and the evolving field of medicine could well borrow from its tenents of creatively matching form to content. He shows how at TEDMED 2013.
Many affected by illness and disability find profound meaning, inspiration and identity in their differences, says “Far From the Tree” author Andrew Solomon, who holds that it is diversity that truly unites us all. Watch him at TEDMED 2013.
Missed yesterday’s enlightening discussion by TEDMED Great Challenge experts on the caregiving crisis? Watch it here to get caught up on the latest thinking in the field. Along with the TEDMED community online, the Caregiving Challenge Team talked of assessing the current and future numbers of caregivers, factors contributing to the Challenge, and family, healthcare, business and government interventions that have the potential to help patients and their caregivers.
Tune in to the TEDMED Google+ page or on TEDMED.com next Thursday at 2 pm EST for the next in our series of live online events, and follow us for updates @TEDMED #greatchallenges and on TEDMED’s Facebook page.
Both doctors and patients are seeing the value of well-informed patients. See below: As part of a video series filmed by Fenton at TEDMED 2012, Lisa Witter interviews James Merlino, Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, and Dave deBronkart, a patient activist, on why effective treatment starts with a solid doctor-patient partnership.
Yet, no one has trained either group on how to go about furthering that goal, and doctors have increasingly less time in which to counsel patients. How can we move forward? Improving Medical Communication is one of TEDMED’s Great Challenges in health and medicine. To learn more and discuss further, visit the Challenges website.
It’s the $8,402 question — health care expenditures per person in 2010, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation — Is it possible to positively influence personal health behaviors through environment, technology and monetary incentives?
As part of a video series filmed by Fenton at TEDMED 2012 and co-produced by Fenton and TEDMED, Lisa Witter talks with Scott Ratzan, Vice President of Global Health at Johnson & Johnson, and Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, about what kinds of wellness programs work best to promote wellness and disease prevention.
Have ideas of your own? To discuss inventing wellness programs that work with leaders in the health and medicine community, visit TEDMED’s Great Challenges website.