A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope

A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope

After recently reading this paper about the natural history of diabetes remission using Kaiser Permanente data, Just Read: Predicting Risk of Diabetes Progression, and Incidence of Remission in Usual Care – data from Kaiser Permanente, I had the opportunity to walk and talk with one of its authors, Shantanu Nundy, MD (@DrNundy) who framed the …

Photos: Checking up on American Heart Association’s Heart-Check – My Grocery Store Safari

Photos: Checking up on American Heart Association's Heart-Check - My Grocery Store Safari

It’s not a secret – I like to take pictures and I like innovation safaris 🙂 .

With that in mind, the tweets below caught my eye.

I decided to do what I enjoy while perusing the aisles of the grocery store to visualize American Heart Association’s Heart-Check. I think there’s truth in both tweets.

My results are below. They include products that used to have the Heart-Check seal but no longer do, products that have the Heart-Check seal, some healthy, some not – there’s still sugar-sweetened cereals with the seal, products that don’t have the AHA seal but an AHA-like seal placed by food manufacturers, which stretches credibility in my mind and causes confusion (Chocolate Cheerios?), Other products whose packaging was amusing in terms of subtle health claims/non-claims.

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What Does Google Trends Tell Us About A Proposal for a Future Valid Emoji Sequence for Transgender Visibility?

What Does Google Trends Tell Us About A Proposal for a Future Valid Emoji Sequence for Transgender Visibility?

It’s 2018, we’re excited for another fantastic @TransPrideDC, and we are still working and hoping to see transgender representation in the Emoji character set (link to our proposal). Specifically: Transgender and intersex symbols The transgender pride flag Inclusion is the wave of the future; diversity allows the human species to survive 🙂 We received several …

#WomensMarchDC #WomensMarch2018 Photos: The Future Has to Start Somewhere (and it’s usually here)

#WomensMarchDC #WomensMarch2018 Photos: The Future Has to Start Somewhere (and it's usually here)

I always stop to take pictures when I see the future being born. One thing that was interesting to me was the amount of press looking for males to interview at the event. That seems kind of 20th Century to me 🙂 . In the last century, they used to say this about another state …

Photo Gallery: Medical Advertising from the 20th Century – remembering an era when doctors were always right and diversity was less expansive

Photo Gallery: Medical Advertising from the 20th Century - remembering an era when doctors were always right and diversity was less expansive

Remember estrogen? While doing some research on the medical profession’s misadventures – the times it thought it was right, at great cost to itself and the patients, I stumbled on this year of the New York State Journal of Medicine (Scanned and @CreativeCommons licensed). I grew up in a physician household and I remember some …

Why Doctors should meet patients (and each other) where they are: My intersection of #LGBTQ , #LCHF, and #LetPatientsHelp

Why Doctors should meet patients (and each other) where they are: My intersection of #LGBTQ , #LCHF,  and #LetPatientsHelp

I received this unsolicited email from Mark Kellett (who’s given me permission to republish): Hi – I am looking for a personal care doctor that understands the low carb approaches and also is more likely to be aware of the limits of statins to address cardiovascular disease. I live in Bethesda….Do you have any recommendations? …

Go ahead, have a dream – Photos from 2017 #MLKDay Peace Walk and Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA

Go ahead, have a dream - Photos from 2017 #MLKDay Peace Walk and Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA

This year was the 12th Annual Peace Walk and Parade, through the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, DC. Photos are from the DC Center for the LGBT Community (@thedccenter) contingent, who were welcomed along the parade route. It’s what happens in the most inclusive city in the world. All photos @CreativeCommons licensed, enjoy.

The future, it arrived – All humans respected and represented, and making government boring again

The future, it arrived - All humans respected and represented, and making government boring again

As the title of the post says – I had the privilege to meet Delegate Elect Danica Roem (@pwcdanica) again. The first time was almost a year ago and then again over the summer. Like those first two times, she was working harder than ever this was her third event of the day, on a …