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Thinking and Feeling Our Way Through Medical Decisions


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A Review of Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together
Peter Ubel, M.D.
New York: Harper Collins; 2012

Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together. By Peter Ubel, M.D.  New York: Harper Collins; 2012

This is a very belated review. And I mean that as a compliment.

As soon as I finished reading Peter Ubel’s Critical Decisions, I immediately leant it out to a colleague as a very enjoyable “must-read.” She devoured it and passed it along to yet another colleague – and that was literally the last I saw of my copy, which I hope to eventually get back in some kind of battered but well-read condition.

Yes, we’ve ordered more copies. But I think everyone keeps passing it on because Critical Decisions provides a wealth of history and information about medical decision making, and how doctors and patients each think about decisions. Perhaps most importantly, it shows the author confronting the reality of how medical decision making…

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My notes from Wired Health at the RCGP


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This week I was in London to give the opening talk at the inaugural Healthcare Apps Summit organised by PharmaIQ. I also managed to pop down to Wired Health and thought it might be helpful to share some of my notes from the meeting – you can also click on the following links to view My notes from the Healthcare Apps Summit and My notes from Nesta’s Preventative & Personalised Healthcare meeting.

Wired Health (29th April 2014)

This new one day meeting was organised by Wired Magazine publisher Condenast and took place in the new Euston Square HQ of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Designed to introduce, explain and predict the coming trends facing the medical and personal healthcare industries the event was focused on what was billed as a “tremendous technology-led revolution. From genomics to digital medicine, synthetic biology to neuroscience… …From robotics and repairing…

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Apple’s Healthbook: alleged first photos emerge


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Details and images of Apple’s first foray into the booming health and fitness tracking market have been leaked to through the website 9to5Mac. Codenamed Healthbook, the future app is likely to be included with iOS 8, the next iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system. 


According to the website’s sources, Healthbook will allow users to track a multitude of different health indicators (heart rate, blood sugar, sleep, nutrition, activity, etc.), each of which can be accessed through its own “card.” The entire program seems to be designed for use with next-generation health-tracking sensors.


The app even features an “Emergency Card,” which will allow users to enter their critical information such as blood type, organ donor status, allergies and medications for doctors and emergency medical technicians in case they are unable to speak in a health emergency.

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