Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Encouraging healthy behavior — with a dose of fun.
Katrina S Firlik MD
Impressive medical claims make the headlines but don't always make sense
Tracking your own health and wellness stats is all the rage these days, particularly among the fit, healthy and well-to-do. It’s no longer about simply tracking your weight once a week, or your daily calorie intake while on a diet.
How to explain why filling a dog's prescription could trump filling your own, or why people would rather take out the trash than take their medication? It's human psychology.
There are no risk-free interventions in medicine. Rewards needs to trump risks.
The joy of rifling through a treasure box appeals to both kids and adults. The prizes just need to be a little different.
Here is a major and underappreciated problem with healthcare, particularly from the patient’s perspective: it’s not fun. Not at all.
When you think of big healthcare problems, you think of the obvious ones well highlighted by the media: obesity, the uninsured, the diabetes epidemic, Kim Kardashian's psoriasis.
Katrina S. Firlik, M.D. is a neurosurgeon-turned-entrepreneur, co-founder of HealthPrize Technologies, & author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside.