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  1. By Michael BIRT There was a lot of whoopin’ and hollerin’ from some unlikely suspects last week in Washington, DC at the Health Datapalooza: boisterous health data enthusiasts. Now in its fifth year, the Datapalooza has grown from a small core of a few hundred data geeks to 2,000 newly converted data zealots. The usual […]
  2. By Eugene SCHNELLER During a workout in the gym this past winter, I fell. No good deed goes unpunished! I fractured my femur, and now I have a rod from my hip to my knee.  One interesting part of the journey was being able to look at biosensor technology and how the health system functioned […]

  3.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART TWO An interview with James Levine, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, Director, Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health   CSH: Recent technology advances and explosive growth in sophisticated but inexpensive data capture devices - biosensors - […]
  4.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART ONE An interview with Steven Lester, Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health CSH: What motivates you to spend so much time and energy on connecting the practice of medicine to biosensor technology? SL: We are often extraordinarily inefficient in the […]

  5.     The honeybee is nature’s best collector and communicator of data. Based on this framework, the Center for Sustainable Health has launched Project HoneyBee, an initiative that brings together the best minds from across disciplines and sectors to inspire efforts around building sustainable human health solutions through the collection and validation of biosensors and […]
  6. The Phoenix heat makes bike riding difficult for a good portion of the year.  During summer, my bike lives on our patio, waiting to break free once the weather cools down.  This year, as summer was ending, I brought my bike to a local shop to get fixed.  After all, the Healthy Challenge was starting, […]

  7. My grandfather was a man of steel – that is, he retired from a steel mill and was invincible, at least to an eight-year-old boy who saw him as a mythical figure. He was raised bow hunting in the wooded hills of New York State; in his early 20s he drove a jeep during World […]
  8. Judging by the extensive recent news coverage, Diana Nyad’s successful attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida struck a chord for many people around the world. There were many strings that Diana Nyad plucked to sound that chord of public adulation. There was her age—64 years old—that certainly appealed to Baby Boomers everywhere looking for […]

  9. How to Sustain Health—the Simple, Affordable, Effective Way In May 1975, a team of Chinese climbers carried a 3-meter aluminum ladder up to the Second Step, a promontory less than 300 meters from Mount Everest’s summit of 8,848 meters. Long considered to be nearly impassable, the Second Step was the site of George Mallory’s death […]
  10. It all started with a story assignment. As a writer covering research at ASU, I’m constantly learning new things. Sometimes, that new knowledge causes me to make a change in my own life, and it happened recently in a big way. For my latest article, I was asked to explore the emerging trend of personal […]

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