Reflections on TEDMED 2013 and Hopes for TEDMED 2014

  The following is a guest post by Dr. Ivor Braden Horn, a board-certified pediatrician and leading thinker on how social media and mobile health technology can be used to improve health outcomes in underserved populations. She is an NIH-funded investigator whose research interests focus on health care communications and child health disparities.     […]

Health in the Palm of Your Hand

17 percent of cell phone users have used their cell phone to look up health or medical information, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. That number may seem low, seeing as apps and smartphones are all the rage, but the key to this statistic is who makes up that […]

When the fine print is unintelligible even for native English speakers, what hope is there for Latino immigrants?

Check out “The Language of Care” in Newsweek (June 9, 2010). My health-insurance company has a nice Spanish-language Web site full of information about diet, exercise, and healthy living, but the terms of the policy are in English—and it’s this fine print that scares me. Randy Nieves Ruiz talks about how language is a barrier […]