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Craig Venter’s Latest Excellent Adventure: Caveat Emptor

November 5, 2015

By Vikas Saini, MD

Last month, Craig Venter’s venture, Human Longevity, through a news release, launched Health Nucleus, “a platform that uses whole genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging and innovative machine learning—combined with a comprehensive curation of personal health history—to deliver the most complete picture of individual health.”

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Natalia Roldan, MD: Making patient preferences primary

November 5, 2015

By: Kim DiGioia, MSPH

“We don’t get to focus on things that mean the most to the patient or help us get to know them better,” laments Natalia Rodan, MD, chief medical resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. So she decided to do something to about it.

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Colorado doctors support RightCare Action Week

October 28, 2015

By Patricia Gabow, MD, MACP, et al

October 18-24 was RightCare Action Week. Like so many other “special weeks,” most people are probably unaware of it. But unlike many such campaigns, this one matters to every family’s wellbeing and safety. RightCare Action Week is a nation-wide activity sponsored by the Lown Institute, whose founder Bernard Lown, a prominent cardiologist, received, along with a fellow Russian physician, the Nobel Peace prize in 1985 for their establishment of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Today, Lown’s organization is aiming at a different threat—the American healthcare system’s paradoxical problem of giving many patients too much medical interventions , while also failing to give many of them the care they really need.

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