Category Archives: Updates

Seeing the future 45 years later at the Brookings Institution: CHF and Payment Reform



When I was at the Brookings Institution ( @BrookingsInst @BrookingsMed )with fellow Permanente physician, cardiologist Priti Sood, MD, for MEDTalk: Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform | Brookings Institution, this quote immediately came to mind: We believe any group of physicians, or a foundation working with physicians, can easily duplicate the » » » » on to the full article

It’s Just Chemistry: Healthier buildings can have less harmful chemicals, with Arlene Blum, PhD



View ‘Arlene Blum, PhD at the Center for Total Health 40189′ on Flickr.com We had the privilege of hosting a healthy buildings event (see: Healthy Buildings: Reducing Use of Harmful Chemicals | Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health) with our friends at US Green Building Council (@USGBC) featuring Arlene Blum, PhD  author, mountaineer, and founder of the Green Science » » » » on to the full article

Rand Paul speech alludes to unconscious bias



I was impressed at this part of the transcript, widely broadcast today (i.e. I did not watch the speech, I don’t post things on this blog that are political in nature, and this should not be considered an endorsement for any candidate) which alludes to the challenge of unconscious bias in our society today, without » » » » on to the full article

Thanks for Publishing my photo and a comment: Assaulted with Google Glass



Reporter: “I was assaulted for wearing Google Glass” in San Francisco | Ars Technica View ‘Google Glass Explorer Exchange 36287′ on Flickr.com I’m always happy to have publications use my photographs, and this is no exception (they are all creative commons licensed). I just noticed the irony of the two uses this week, once about » » » » on to the full article

Thanks for publishing my photo: Google Glass Available to Anyone in the U.S. — for One Day Only



In Google Glass Available to Anyone in the U.S. — for One Day Only via @karissabe and @mashable View Glass Photoshoot DC 27397 on Flickr.com Similar Posts: Thanks for Publishing my photo and a comment: Assaulted with Google Glass Photo Friday: Ancitipating Google Glass, Washington, DC USA Learning more about Google Glass Photos Friday: GlassMakesFriends » » » » on to the full article

Why doctors should care about gender neutral restrooms : health, safety, and equality, in Washington, DC



Two years ago, I didn’t know what a gender neutral restroom was. Now I know they are a necessity. People who are transgender tell me stories of fear when they talk about using bathrooms when they travel. Their loved ones tell me they count the number of seconds that facilities are being used, also out » » » » on to the full article

Thanks for publishing my photo: Weekend Flashback: 4/4-4/6 – We Love DC



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International Pillow Fight Day, Washington, DC, USA Weekend Flashback: 4/4-4/6 | We Love DC. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: Dupont Circle Pillow Fight What I learned at Social Justice Camp DC ( #sojuca ) 2011 Photo Friday: Life’s better here – It’s True, DC is diverse Love wins: Gay marriage in Washington DC / The Christian » » » » on to the full article