So this was supposed to be a review of a meditation app with guided meditations to help with sleep. That plan went a little sideways. Instead, I’m going to talk a bit about how difficult it is to get a habit of sleep meditation via app to stick. Here was my plan: Pick an app […]
I would love to believe that I knew my son better than anyone, that I knew everything about him. I would love to tell you that. But I didn’t. For 12 years, I didn’t get to know him. Dylan Barmache, a non-verbal 16-year-old with autism, was unknown even to his mom before he developed the […]
The Open Patient tells the stories of two brain cancer patients, Steven Keating and Liz Salmi, and their experiences with accessing and sharing their medical data. Great insights into the power of making data accessible to patients and empowering them to lead their care with that data.
Google is rolling out new search tools aimed at your medical symptom queries. Search results will return a list of related conditions and, for some symptoms, a description along with self-treatment options and info to help you decide when it’s time to see a doctor (other than Dr. Google). They’ve also been working with Harvard Medical […]
When I was doing Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for OCD, it was very behavior-focused. It was all about progressively cutting out compulsions, starting from the easiest and working up to the most difficult. Although ERP is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), it’s generally heavier on the B than the C. But […]