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TEDMED 2012: Dessert!

In an earlier post I tackled some of the tougher issues that made the stage at TEDMED. Now it’s time for dessert and I’ll share an array of the tasty treats that were presented in Washington.One of the highlights for me, already mentioned in my first post, was the acrobatic performance of Traces by Les 7 doigts de la main...

June 19, 2012 — Judy Stone

Anthrax vaccine - To the victor, the spoils

In my last post, we began to play “Follow the Money” to better understand the history of the anthrax vaccine and the current proposal to test the vaccine on children.

May 30, 2012 — Judy Stone

Anthrax, anthrax, everywhere

This past week brought news about another successful bioterrorism response drill, effectively delivering hypothetical medicines to protect the citizens of Baltimore from a hypothetical anthrax attack...

May 22, 2012 — Judy Stone

TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on

With earlier posts about TEDMED, I hope I whet your appetite and energized you to take on the tougher topics. There were several talks that either particularly resonated with me or that left a sour aftertaste.Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health, offered excellent perspective on the current trend of treating “preconditions” more aggressively, noting facetiously that “subclinical acne is the easiest type to treat.” He focused on the medicalization of even trivial problems leading to unnecessary interventions...

May 15, 2012 — Judy Stone

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I’m Dr. Judy Stone, an infectious diseases physician and author. I love helping people understand issues and look at things from a different perspective.

May 14, 2012 — Judy Stone
A taste of #TEDMED 2012: Main Course

A taste of #TEDMED 2012: Main Course

The initial fare at TEDMED 2012 whet my appetite for the sessions that followed. Howard-Yana Shapiro, a plant scientist wizard, focused on how to improve nutrition in crops, rather than just the volume of the yield, and the coming crisis in feeding the world's population...

April 20, 2012 — Judy Stone
A Taste of #TEDMED 2012: Appetizers

A Taste of #TEDMED 2012: Appetizers

Innovation. Story telling. Discovery. Connections. Beauty. Heartbreak. TEDMED 2012 had it all. What seemed initially like disparate sessions later proved to be a carefully planned series that wove together important themes for making a healthier future...

April 17, 2012 — Judy Stone

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