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The Humility of Expertise – Health Article

Ed note: Today we welcome Junaid Nabi back to the blog. For more about Junaid, please see the bottom of this post. Photo by Margarida CSilva   The following is adapted from a speech that was delivered as one of the Undaunted talks at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. In the Spring of 2013, on a warm, sunny afternoon, I was working in a government hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a Fellow in a foreign-exchange physician program, I was training to…

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Alexa, diagnose my cough – Health Article

About a year ago, my wife and I got a Sonos Beam for our house. With built-in Amazon Alexa, I thought this would be a pretty awesome way to interact with the TV, and would allow me to live out my dream of being on the USS Enterprise, asking Alexa to make me coffee, order groceries, and at the very least, start playing A State of Trance on Spotify. After a year, I’ve realized a few things. One, Alexa can…

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Guest Post: How climate action can save global health – Health Article

By Junaid Nabi, MD, MPH, is a Research Associate in Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston (Twitter: @JunaidNabiMD). Thilmeeza Hussain is a former deputy ambassador of the Maldives to the United Nations (@Thilmeeza). Abhilasha Karkey, MD, DPhil, is a medical microbiologist at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Kathmandu, Nepal (@abhilashakarkey). They are 2018 New Voices Fellows at the Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C. Each one of us grew up in a region that is surrounded by such beauty that…

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Googling for health information: A needle in a very, very, large haystack – Health Article

Previously, I talked about smart speakers , how they can be used as a way to find health information, and some of the implications this has for the delivery of healthcare. I want to switch gears a little bit now, and discuss how we, as patients, search for information prior to going to the doctor. To talk about that, I’m going to focus on a recently published report by KRC Research, titled “The Great American Search for Healthcare Information,” which…

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