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Is Autism an Inflammatory Disease?

Michael Chez, MD, Director of Pediatric Neurology at Sutter Health, evaluates the role that the immune system and inflammation play in autism. Dr. Chez evaluates evidence from different studies, including elevated cytokine levels and mutations in the MET kinase beta gene. Read more about Michael Chez,...

The Hottest New Gadgets for Physicians and Patients

The Doctor’s Channel’s very own David Best, MD, MBA, and MedGadget’s Shiv Gaglani, MD-MBA candidate, team up to bring you the hottest new gadgets for physicians and patients. For patients, Shiv and David cover DuoFertility, the Zeo Sleep Manager, FitBit, Spiroscout and much more. For physicians, the duo covers GE VScan, AliveCor, ThinkLab’s digital stethoscope and much more. Read more about the latest medical gadgets at MedGadget. Filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2013, at Singularity University.   Featured image is a screenshot from video...

This 15-Year-Old Can Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

Jack Andraka, recipient of the 2012 Gordon E. Moore Award, explains the process of developing a cheap, fast, and 100% accurate diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer. Drawing from lessons on antibodies from his high school biology class and research on carbon nanotubes, Jack developed a diagnostic strip that tests for mesothelin levels to determine whether a patient has early-stage pancreatic cancer. Read more about Jack Andraka. Filmed at FutureMed, in February 2013, at Singularity...

Scatological Study Says Smelling Farts Is Healthy

Flatulence may not be the most appealing to your olfactory senses, but it may benefit you in other ways, an article published by CNET says. According to a study conducted by the University of Exeter, flatulence contains certain compounds which drive energy production in blood vessel cells, contributing to the prevention or reversal of mitochondrial damage. Hydrogen sulfide, a compound that is naturally produced in the body, is also present in flatulence, and when smelled, plays a role in protecting mitochondria and warding off common ailments such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, arthritis,dementia and aging. Read the article published by CNET. Read the study from the University of Exeter. – See more at:...

Can We Gamify Healthcare?

John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Kaiser Permanente, discusses the growing market of gamification in the health sector and the science behind the most powerful and sustainable components of a gamified platform: empathy and compassion. Read more about John Mattison, MD Filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2013, at Singularity...

Hope You Had A Happy “FIFA July!”

Though the United States national soccer team has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup, there’s still cause for celebration this Fourth of July, or as we call it, “FIFA July.” Celebrate Independence Day 2014 and the FIFA World Cup with The Doctor’s Channel team, and score one for...

4 Most Common Myths About Autism

Raun Kaufman, CEO & Founder, Autism Treatment Center of America, describes the 4 most common misconceptions about autism: Myth #1: Autism is a behavioral disorder Reality: Autism is a social relational disorder Myth #2: Treatment should focus on changing behavior Reality: Treatment should focus on creating a relationship Myth #3: Social limitations should be compensated for by teaching an autistic child different skills Reality: Helping an autistic child relate to other people is crucial Myth #4: Parents get in the way of treatment Reality: Parents should be at the center of treatment for their autistic...