Category: Health

Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame to Joy

Peggy Orenstein is the author of The New York Times best-sellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. Orenstein was one of the SXSW Interactive Keynotes with her panel, Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame...

One Nation Under Stress: How Social Connection Can Heal Us

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is the Surgeon General of the United States. His primary responsibility is to inform the public of scientific information on critical issues and he also communicates with the public directly. It was never Murthy’s aspiration to become the Surgeon General, but it was a role he always admired. He took the position...

Preview: Advocating VR and Gaming in Hospitals

JJ Bouchard is the Patient Technology Coordinator at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you’ve never heard of the Patient Technology Coordinator profession, that’s probably because Bouchard is the first of its kind. Bouchard started as a Child Life Specialist with a role to help normalize the hospital experience for the patients...

Moonshots Through Failure

Today Astro Teller talked about how to shoot for the metaphorical moon by failing up. “I fear thoughts that fear technology. You have to approach the changing world with knowledge and confidence, not fear.” Teller talked about bringing the internet to the world with balloons designed to fail… … and self driving cars that learn...

BIG Health Data & HIPAA

When trying to understand the many different view points on Health data being at a place like SXSW is very helpful. The panel Why HIPAA Won’t Save You covered a verity of topics ranging from the patients, the health care companies to the scientific researchers who will use this data. How to keep everyone’s health...