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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.The three days of immersion were, at times, overwhelming, but the careful planning interspersed intense talks with music or dance, all illuminating different aspects of healing, well-being, resilience, and persistence.I was quite surprised that the conference began with an acrobatic/dance performance Traces by Les 7 doights de la main...

April 17, 2012 — Judy Stone
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Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?

This past week, I was jolted out of my chair by news that a Pfizer-led group plans to buy access to patient data in hospitals. My initial reaction was anger, on a variety of levels: as a researcher, as one who is increasingly wary of the reach of huge corporations, and as an individual.Actually, it is not just Pfizer doing this—a new consortium called the Partnership to Advance Clinical Electronic Research (PACeR), includes Merck, Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Hoffman-La Roche, Quintiles, and Oracle...

November 22, 2011 — Judy Stone
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