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Weight Loss Scams [Video]
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Weight Loss Scams [Video]

Weight Loss Scams byline AARP Nearly half of American adults and well over half of American women are trying to lose weight, according to a 2018 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those figures fuel a $70 billion weight-loss industry — and a widespread trade in dubious products that will reduce only your bank account. Diet scams rank No. 1 among health care frauds reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with on-the-make marketers deploying a variety of tricks to get people to purchase their wares. Some create websites that look like those of legitimate magazines and news organizations and fill them with phony articles claiming that celebrities have achieved amazing results from their products. The FTC recently obtained a $500,000...
The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine
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The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine

The TEDMED 2020 theme is Make Way For Wonder, and we are looking forward to convening our Community and embracing the wonders of our times, the astonishing accomplishments, incredible possibilities, and extraordinary potential for the future. So, we were thrilled when the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) decided to celebrate its 200th Anniversary with TEDMED. After all, today’s wonders are built upon a strong foundation of scientific discovery. And, humanity is especially eager for those innovations that will help people everywhere live longer and healthier lives. In anticipation of USP’s presence at TEDMED in March, we talked with Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., chief executive officer, about the organization’s history, its current work, and its approach to building trust in the futur...
TEDMED 2020 Sessions Announced
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TEDMED 2020 Sessions Announced

Inspiring a healthier humanity requires us to push ourselves forward to drive progress while reflecting on the astonishing accomplishments we have achieved. At TEDMED 2020, we will connect with an invisible force that has been propelling humanity forward for millennia—wonder. To experience wonder is to experience the power and possibilities that lay beneath the surface waiting to be discovered. As our 2020 Stage Program and community conversations evolved, we began to see the power of wonder at work. From the great wisdom that can be found in wonder to the duality of wonders of the human mind, wonder is abound at TEDMED 2020. As such, we are pleased to share our five 2020 Sessions with you: Our 2020 Editorial Advisory Board and Research Scholars have been deeply involved in...
Meet the Session Hosts!
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Meet the Session Hosts!

As TEDMED 2020 nears we are excited to announce our 2020 Session Hosts. Playing an integral role at TEDMED, our Session Hosts guide us through our amazing Stage Program, helping to connect the themes and ideas shared by our Speakers throughout the program. In addition to their work on Stage at TEDMED, all of our Session Hosts generously give their time and expertise as members of our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) working to shape the program itself. In the coming weeks we will be sharing some details about the ways in which our Speakers, Innovators, Partners and Delegates come together beyond the Stage, to share their voices in curated conversations and meetups hosted onsite soon. If you haven’t registered there is still time to join us and be a part of the onsite community at TEDM...
TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings
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TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings

There are plenty of ways to engage with our TEDMED 2020 class of Hive Innovators. Whether in a Hive Innovator Meetup, the Community Lunch, where we will have the opportunity to explore the Innovator’s “What If” questions, or through TEDMED Scout: Your AR Guide to Innovation. This year, the Hive Innovator experience is powered by our partner TBWAWorldHealth. Innovator Meetups At TEDMED 2020, the Hive Innovators will participate in curated meetup discussions around a topic that aligns to their work. Innovator Meetups are open to everyone in the TEDMED Community onsite and are an exciting opportunity to learn more about the Hive Innovators and the work they do to shape a healthier humanity. This year’s Hive Innovator Meetup topics include: New Age Diagnostics, Personalizing Digital...
TEDMED 2020 Meetups
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TEDMED 2020 Meetups

TEDMED Meetups, uniquely designed conversations, engage the entire TEDMED community to share their individual perspectives and voices to help improve humanity’s health. Read on to view some of the details of these captivating conversations taking place at TEDMED 2020. Meetup 1 Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:00 am- 8:45 am Climate and Culture, A Health Equity Conversation Hosted by RWJF and facilitated by Malik Yakini, an RWJF Health Equity Expert Speakers: Cheryl Holder, Jyoti Sharma, and Thijs Biersteker Description: When we consider human health, we must consider climate health. Whether it is the impact the climate has on the social determinants of our health, the depletion of essential resources like water caused by a changing climate, or how we can harness art to better connect ourse...
Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19
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Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19

At TEDMED’s gathering in Boston, we had the opportunity to interview on stage the world’s top virologist, Peter Piot. In plain English, Peter provided solid scientific knowledge about COVID-19 and how to cope with it. Short answers, clear explanations. Based on that live interview here is a written Q & A supporting the responses to 100 questions on COVID-19 with Peter Piot. We hope that you will find this additional content helpful and that you will share the video Q & A and this blog post with your friends and family. 1. TEDMED: Let’s start with the basics. What is a virus? A virus is a very tiny particle of RNA or DNA genetic code protected by an outer protein wrapper. 2. TEDMED: How common are viruses? Viruses are everywhere. It’s amazing to realize that...
Black Lives Matter: Health IT Industry, Where Are You?
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Black Lives Matter: Health IT Industry, Where Are You?

All lives truly matter. However, the world does not exist in a vacuum void of institutional racism, subconscious, and implicit bias. As a result, every life within America is not valued the same, as is evident by the recent George Floyd murder. When all lives are not treated with the same opportunities and respect, whether in matters of criminal justice, employment, housing, education, health, and healthcare evidence shows the result is that only some lives actually matter. One cannot change the evidence and facts surrounding the existence of inequity merely to appease the unweakened mind of individuals who simply chose [not] to self-awaken intellectually.  As a result, within America, all lives haven’t mattered. Today, those lives, which happen to not be treated the same within the a...
Zimmer & Apple Watch Transform Joint Replacement Virtual Care w/ App New Features
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Zimmer & Apple Watch Transform Joint Replacement Virtual Care w/ App New Features

What You Should Know: – Zimmer Biomet announced new features of mymobility with Apple Watch® – bringing remote patient care to life for patients who receive hip and knee joint replacement at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). – Available later this year, mymobility with Apple Watch will now use gait metrics (the stride of a person as s/he moves limbs) to passively collect walking speed and double support time when walking on flat level surfaces without GPS. These measurements are critical for the recovery process and were once only able to be captured during an in-person doctor’s appointment.    Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, announced new features of mymobility with Apple Watch, creating a first-of-its-kind remote care ma...
BrightInsight Raises $40M for Regulated Digital Health Platform for Biopharma & Medtech
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BrightInsight Raises $40M for Regulated Digital Health Platform for Biopharma & Medtech

What You Should Know: – BrightInsight, provider of the leading global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech, today announced a Series B funding round of $40 million, led by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners. – Already the partner of choice to four global pharmaceutical leaders—AstraZeneca, Roche, CSL Behring, and Novo Nordisk—the Series B financing will enable BrightInsight to speed up hiring, expand its global footprint and add functionality to its regulated digital health platform as it continues to grow its customer base. BrightInsight, Inc., provider of the leading global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech, today announced a Series B funding round of $40M led by global venture capital and private ...