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Nov

2020

More action is needed to combat diabetes in children, says wound expert Dr. John Capotorto

Diabetes, Health literacy, In Your Hands podcast


Tuesday 24th November 2020


More needs to be done to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles as diabetes cases rise around the world, says Dr John Capotorto, an endocrinologist and co-founder of RestorixHealth, a wound healing centre.  Diabetes is…

12

Oct

2020

More needs to be done to provide better wound care

Diabetes, In Your Hands podcast, Wound care


Monday 12th October 2020


More needs to be done to provide better wound care and prevent amputations, says Dr Desmond Bell, a podiatrist who specializes in wound management and lower-extremity preservation. Not only would patients immensely benefit from better…

10

Sep

2020

Technology is driving medical sector advances with far-reaching impacts

Health literacy, In Your Hands podcast


Thursday 10th September 2020


Technology is fuelling advances in medical sector innovation at an exponential rate and the implications for our society are likely to be profound and far-reaching. Drones, medical tourism and brain-based cognitive research are just three…

26

Aug

2020

Robot-assisted surgery

Health literacy, In Your Hands podcast


Wednesday 26th August 2020


The use of robotics in surgery has sometimes provoked a certain amount of controversy. Ever since the concept was introduced in the UK in 1990, people have been wary about the idea of involving anything…

27

Jul

2020

Patients: the unintended consequences

Health literacy


Monday 27th July 2020


Cancer patients have become the unintended casualties of the Covid-19 virus as the lockdown has caused crucial investigations and treatments to be shut down, causing an explosion of stage 3 and 4 cancers.  A huge…

5

Feb

2020

The Business of Healthcare

Health literacy


Wednesday 5th February 2020


The business of healthcare is an interesting beast. It has been described as miraculous, uncertain, opportunistic, a right, and even an art form. Semantics aside, healthcare is one of the most significant industries in any…

29

Jan

2020

Why we should celebrate uninsured healthcare

Health insurance


Wednesday 29th January 2020


The film John Q, starring Denzel Washington, was a compelling story that raised awareness over the cracks in the US healthcare system when it came out 20 years ago. Sadly, in this case life really…

15

Jan

2020

Patient a.k.a. consumer

Health insurance, Health literacy


Wednesday 15th January 2020


For the patient, healthcare is about three things: timely treatment, professionalism access to quality care. But what if the patient is a commodity? Increasingly, we are seeing hospitals and insurance providers put a premium on…

4

Dec

2019

Cellular Helper: How our phones can change the culture of care

Health literacy, Personal


Wednesday 4th December 2019


The use of mobile technology is impacting over two billion users. To put that into perspective, that is a larger number than the respective following for every major religion around the world. You could say…

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