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Ideas42.org Managing Director Ted Robertson on Transformational Potential Applying Behavioral Design in Healthcare

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Ted Robertson, Managing Director of Ideas42, a non-profit design firm that applies the disciplines of behavioral economics and behavioral design to develop scalable solutions to transform systems in health care, … Continue reading

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Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth’s Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samir Damani, cardiologist at Scripps Clinic and co-founder of MintHealth, a system using blockchain technology to create a portable, secure health record for patients to manage. Dr. Damani speaks … Continue reading

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Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” which she explores the huge gap in … Continue reading

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E Healthcare’s ‘Interoperability Guru’ Keith Boone Talks Health IT and Coming Advances

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Keith Boone, “Interoperability Guru” at GE Health Care. Mr. Boone discusses his work developing standards for health information technology as a board member at HL7 International, and how HL7’s new … Continue reading

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Why am I Still Here after 10 years?

Many years ago I joined forces with Dr. Iden, who had been practicing in the small town (pop. 3000) of Berryville, Virginia. He had been practicing over 40 yeas at the age of 70.  The office was a wonderful relic … Continue reading

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Worlds Collide: The legality and psychology of intimate partner violence

A man in Minnesota, Long Vang, has been charged with third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and stalking after his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Haban, committed suicide. These charges are unprecedented both in Minnesota and across the country. As a Clinical Psychologist with a … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Zarr, ParkRx Advisor, National Park Service

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Zarr, pediatrician at Unity Health in Washington, DC and founder of the ParkRx movement, which seeks to help patients achieve optimal health by prescribing the use local park … Continue reading

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Goodness, Oh My!  Self-Care While Working with Trauma

In the wake of recent human atrocities, I find myself engaging in a practice that I used to implement routinely when I first began treating trauma victims.  I would look around and ask myself – Where is the goodness?  It … Continue reading

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How to Manage Diabetes during Ramadan

A few years ago CHC published a blog discussing Ramadan and the precautions diabetic patients may need to take to manage their health while fasting. Given that Ramadan occurs during the summer solstice this year, meaning the time between sunrise … Continue reading

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Prescription for Outdoor Activity; a Day with Dr. Robert Zarr

This past Friday, May 27th, Dr. Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, FAAP, a board-certified pediatrician at Unity Health in Washington, DC visited CHC to conduct grand rounds for our providers. While he was here, he also led a Community Forum in … Continue reading

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