In the age of what people are calling, Personalized Healthcare - - science and engineering is being united to provide the right treatment to the right person at the right time. Under the umbrella of Personalized Healthcare people also talk about Personalized Medicine which typically refers specifically to the use of genetics and genomics to help treat and cure disease. What does all of this actually mean today to a person who is trying to prevent, treat or battle a disease?
Spray-on skin, made-to-order muscle and 3-D printed organs aren't just science fiction anymore.
About 120,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to grow and fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that are currently beyond repair.
There is a myth in this country that aging is an inevitable decline from Vitality to Frailty. It's not true. We can live healthy, active, and joyful lives until our very last days....if we choose to.
We are in charge of our health and well-being. A recent study conducted by a team at Harvard Medical School calculated that 20 to 40 percent of cancer cases and half of cancer deaths could be prevented if people quit smoking, avoided heavy drinking, kept a healthy weight and got just a half hour a day of moderate exercise.
Explore the ways that we can use technology to drive personal change, live more and create a better life.
The merging of our lives with computers has taken place at a pace that is hard to grasp. It has happened so quickly and so pervasively that we think nothing is strange or new about computers being used to listen to our questions and answer them, or store critical information. Computers drive much of medicine today, they drive our financial and educational systems and our ability to communicate. Computers and engineering together are even now helping us drive our cars and soon they will do so alone. Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Big Data are now part of our lexicon. Are computers becoming smarter than humans? Is that a good thing?
Digital health is the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society. Digital health is empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family's health, live better, more productive lives and improve society. Lofty goals indeed…but what is the reality of where we are, where we are heading and how fast we will get there?