Ivan Oransky, M.D. and Executive Editor of Reuters Health, made waves with his TEDMED 2012 talk on the vast amounts of time and money spent on “pre-conditions” — pre-cancer, pre-diabetes, even pre-acne. Today, Medgadget continues the discussion with Ivan, in which he fields questions about post-talk coverage, the importance of casting a critical eye on research evidence, and whether consumer-based health monitoring devices actually work.
Blogroll from continuing coverage of TEDMED 2012. Marya Zilberberg writes on The Health Care Blog about “How I Fell in Love at TEDMED,” calling out Bryan Stevenson and Rebecca Onie, among others – hear, hear. Dirk Hanson’s blog “Addiction Inbox” took a closer look at Ivan Oranky’s fantastic talk about the current epidemic of pre-conditions.
And we present Alphachimp Studio’s digital scribes of TEDMED session #10, “Rethinking Assumptions, Reimagining Possibilities” – similarly met with acclaim by the viewing audience both at TEDMED and at large.