Paul Abramson MD Interviewed On Doctors Who Accept Bitcoin

Health IT News ran a piece this week about physicians who accept payment in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Dr. Paul Abramson was interviewed on his experiences taking Bitcoin at My Doctor Medical Group in San Francisco.

Abramson, founder of My… Continue reading

The Quant-Friendly Doctor at the Quantified Self Conference 2013

This past Thursday, Dr. Abramson and I attended the Quantified Self Conference in the Presidio in San Francisco. We hosted a morning breakout session titled “Quant-Friendly Doctors and Doctor-Friendly Quants” that drew a very passionate and diverse crowd. We began… Continue reading

SF Chronicle Interview: Paul Abramson MD on Medically-Supervised Self Tracking

My Doctor Medical Group founder Paul Abramson MD was interviewed this week in the San Francisco Chronicle about his use of self tracking technologies, in collaboration with “Quant Coach” Lauren DeDecker, to collaboratively help his patients in San Francisco solve… Continue reading

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), When the Mind-Body Connection Short Circuits

So many diseases and conditions in America are automatically treated with a prescription pad. But what if pills won’t help?

“The mind and the body are linked, physically, neurologically, as well as emotionally, and that things that affect the mind… Continue reading

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Crushing Us. Investigative reporting at its best from Steven Brill. #costsofcare

Required reading for everyone who lives in the United States, or who is thinking about doing so: Steven Brill delivered an amazing piece of investigative journalism in February 2013 on the U.S. health care system in Time Magazine. Hopefully everyone… Continue reading

Sodium Butyrate: An Overlooked Supplement for #Crohn’s Disease #ibd

Sodium butyrate is a short chain fatty acid by-product of gut microbes and the primary energy source for cells lining the colon. Since it is sold as a dietary supplement in the United States, it is not regulated by the… Continue reading

Can eating processed carbs thwart attempts to treat other addictions?

A recent article in the New York Times: “How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings” discussed the mechanisms by which high-glycemic index foods trigger similar brain reward responses as highly addictive drugs like cocaine.

While the author mainly concluded that people… Continue reading

Do you or a loved one have the Female Athlete Triad?

How often does a doctor say “you need to gain weight?” We’re all used to medical professionals (and the media) focusing on weight loss and other ways to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease. What’s often overlooked is that a surprising… Continue reading

Key Questions to Ask Before Getting a #Dog For Yourself or a Loved One

You might have been thinking about it for a while now. You might be motivated by the recently published statement from the American Heart Association (backed up by multiple studies) about how having a dog might reduce your risk of… Continue reading

Owning a #Dog May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease #animaltherapy

The American Heart Association released a surprising statement this month: Owning a dog is associated with a lower risk in heart disease, and maybe blood pressure, cholesterol levels, obesity and the response to stress.

Of course finding a correlation does… Continue reading

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