ZDoggMD aka “physician Zubin Damania, Director of Healthcare Development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, has a plan to fight back against a system that can dehumanize doctors and patients alike.”
Admiring his creativity in producing rap videos about medical subjects, just found out what he’s up to in Las Vegas. Impressive project, hope he will continue his health advocacy with his witty and funny rap songs. Reaching out to the new generation.
Excellent construct with certainly additive value to healthcare.
A strong advocate for peer-to-peer collaboration in health care, Roni Zeiger, MD, believes that networks of highly-motivated, well-informed patients and caregivers empowered by emerging technologies are poised to accelerate scientific discoveries and break down existing silos within the medical community. He calls these patients “micro-experts.”
This is what I call good use of new technology. Stanford physician Abraham Verghese, MD, developed the Stanford Medicine 25. With the Stanford Medicine 25, residents and students are taught techniques and skills during workshops and while rounding on the wards at Stanford Hospital. The Stanford Medicine 25 website features videos and descriptions of each of the 25 topics. It includes a series of hands-on workshops teaching 25 essential techniques for examining patients.
In this recently posted video, Verghese donned Google Glass and offers a first-person perspective of how he would approach a patient and begin examining the individual’s pulse and hand.
Read an interesting article in the NYT: A Trip to Camp to Break a Tech Addiction. It’s about an an adults-only summer camp.It was organized by Digital Detox, an Oakland-based group dedicated to teaching technology-addled (or technology-addicted) people to “disconnect to reconnect”.
The rules of the camp are very simple:
no phones, computers, tablets or watches
no work talk
no discussion of people’s ages
no use of real names.
Is it worth while?
But Camp Grounded, Digital Detox’s biggest event thus far, was designed less to be a spiritual journey than a whimsical return to childhood. Campers, who spent $300 for the weekend, were sent maps, instructions and a suggested packing list designed with a self-consciously retro style that wouldn’t be out of place in a Wes Anderson film.
Reminded me of the sixties:
a rigid culture, unable to contain the demands for greater individual freedom, broke free of the social constraints of the previous age
Social media and digital revolution won’t go away, just needs adjusting and for those who can’t work it out these camps seem to be a solution, what do you think?
ZDoggMD: A Spoonful of Medical Satire. It’s a music-medicine mashup! Viral video star ZDoggMD shows the audience at TEDMED 2013 that a spoonful of satire can can help folks take health messages seriously.
ZDoggMD brings important information in a way that patients and the younger generation can profit from the information. He uses all kinds of new media to promote the just cause.
Rapper and internist “ZDoggMD” Zubin Damania wants to shake up healthcare with ideas as bold and personable as his satirical videos.
My blog was put in quarantaine. Luckily the boys and girls from the hosting service cleared it again today. Don’t know what happened yet but will find out. Happy to be back. Missed you’ll. Thanks for your patience.
Interesting lecture on the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders and their treatment.
Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He illuminates new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications — that work better and avoid side effects. How’s he doing it? For a start, by making a bunch of fruit flies angry.
On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title This Is Water, and was even adapted into a short book. Now, the fine folks of The Glossary have remixed an abridged version of Wallace’s original audio with a sequence of aptly chosen images
Impressive speech, used parts of it for the white coat ceremony. Students should stay aware of their experiences during their clerkships, stay aware of their situation and learning opportunities. This is water…..