19 1 / 2012

NYT's Interactive Guide to the Body

An interactive article on New York Times with an interesting vintage aesthetic – notably done in Flash. (via she_is_king)

11 1 / 2012

A guest article on KevinMD.com by Stephen C. Schimpff, former CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center. This in the comments:

The technology is only as good as those who use it, with evidence and good judgment being more important than having the latest piece of equipment.

10 1 / 2012

Dr. Mike Evans (right here in Toronto) shares the single best preventative thing you can do for your health. I first heard this lecture earlier this year on his podcast, 23 1/2 Hours, and it has indeed changed the way I think about prevention and exercise (just a little every day…), but the whiteboard illustration truly brings it to life. It’s fantastic. More on his website.

12 12 / 2011

TED talk with Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that “feels”

30 11 / 2011

Apparently only 30% of adults have downloaded an app to help manage their health. Let’s get that number higher! Saturate the market! Read the article.

(Thanks Chris Hopkins for sharing the link with me)

16 11 / 2011

Dr. Brian Goldman talks about making mistakes in healthcare in his TEDxToronto talk “Redefining the Practice of Medicine.” 

16 11 / 2011


Designers test solutions in three hospitals in the UK to reduce frustration of patients and abuse of ER staff – A report via BBC by Jane Dreaper

Designers test solutions in three hospitals in the UK to reduce frustration of patients and abuse of ER staff – A report via BBC by

03 11 / 2011

I saw Dr. Mike Evans moderate an excellent panel on healthcare at NXNEi last year (that panel is essentially why I am at UHN now). Evans, a regular health columnist for CBC and Globe and Mail, has started a new podcast and this first episode is brilliant.

Ever wonder what’s the one thing [you] can do that will have the biggest impact on [your] health?

See what Evans has to say.