thanks for coming to my blog. i'm charles huang. no - not the guitar hero rock star guy (sorry, i wish i was that smart/creative... but i actually know that guy too, so might be able to help redirect you), i'm charles c huang.
this blog is to share a bit about who i am and what i'm interested in... healthcare, tech, innovation, international relations, culture & ethnicity are just the start of a fairly long list.
stay a while and take a look around! and drop a line whenever, as comments & suggestions are always welcome.
people are very open to the idea of anonymously sharing their health records or genetic information, with more than three-quarters of respondents over the age of 55 saying that they would be open to sharing lab tests and health monitoring data
new technologies can bring decision support, health monitoring and health coaches into the home. it was also interesting to see that people in emerging markets such as Brazil, China and India trusted themselves to use health monitoring technologies more than those in more technologically advanced economies such as Japan and the United States.
Interesting study findings and a reminder that while the US is a leader in many ways, it can still learn from others, particularly when it comes to health and healthcare.
This is a revolutionary shift. Once upon a time, medicine was a discipline based on the nuanced diagnosis and treatment of sick patients. Now, Big Data, networked computers and a culture obsessed with knowing its numbers have moved medicine from the bedside to the desktop (or laptop). The art of medicine is becoming the science of an insurance actuary.
If you said to me, go and design a Diabetes store, I would just take you to the supermarket
Great post from Nick here. Doing good things with Sessions.
Eat real food, as close to nature as possible. It’s what we do to food that is a problem — processing, refining, reducing and altering in general. Forget about reduced fat and skim milk. The less processing the better. If you’re going to eat fat, choose good quality and go for full-fat. Eat avocados, use olive oil or coconut oil (yes coconut oil is healthy) in cooking, have nuts, wild salmon, grass-fed butter, and pastured grass-fed beef.
I think that reduced-fat foods, particularly skim milk, nonfat yogurt, etc. are a slippery slope. When you remove the fat content from one cup of milk, you lose a significant volume, which means it’s replaced with milk that has a higher concentration of sugar to fat ratio. It’s not the fat in milk that makes us fat. It’s the sugar.
Medium is on a roll (not the dinner kind) with some great content lately. This conversation between a chef and a doctor is no exception. If it were food, it’d be calorically dense and nutritious.(via chriskurdziel)
Yes. Here’s to unprocessed food for better health for all.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.
In the connected world in which we live, the difference between average content and bad content is hardly noticeable. In fact, the difference between good content and bad content is not that big. Truly, the only thing that really gets rewarded is remarkable content. If you’re investing in content production, always invest in the most amazing, ballsy, exceptional content that you can get your hands on because if you build it, they won’t come. This quote sums things up for me:
We’ve tried to work longer on stories for greater impact, and publish fewer quick-takes that we know you can consume elsewhere. We’re actually publishing, on average, roughly one-third fewer posts on Salon than we were a year ago (from 848 to 572 in December; 943 to 602 in January). So: 33 percent fewer posts; 40 percent greater traffic – source
This is so true. While I do not wish to slam the host of startups that are looking to automate “content marketing”, the fact is that great, original content:
1) Takes time
2) Requires vision
3) Necessitates risk
That is not something that can be created by a bot. It is not something that an algorithm can replace or make more efficient. While cultivating a strategy and ethos of quality content may not yield the quick hits or instant recognition, in the long run it is a strategy that will yield the greatest gains.(via marksbirch)
Great insight here.
Don’t post just to post. Have meaning behind your content so others can pick up the signal in the midst of all that noise.