At 25, Ben Ahrens was the living emblem of fitness and health. As a surfer and young athlete, Ben had a deep fondness of sharing and cultivating a community centered around health and fitness. However, when he was diagnosed with Lyme disease everything changed. Continue reading “Ben Ahrens: Accessing the control panel of consciousness”
‘Mauli Ola’ is Hawaiian for ‘Breath of Life’ and there is no more fitting name for a foundation whose motto is ‘May the wave heal us all’. Continue reading “How Mauli Ola Foundation helps cystic fibrosis patients breathe a little easier”
Let’s say you live to 80-years of age. You will spend approximately 26 years of your life asleep. It is no wonder that sleep forms an important part of our lives. Continue reading “Dr Guy Leschziner wants you to recognise you’re entitled to a good night’s sleep”
Amie Behave is a former brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patient and current weightlifter. Her journey to getting better helped her find the motivation to care for her own health and those of others too. Continue reading “Amie Behave: From brain surgery patient to weightlifting powerhouse”
Lauren Luteran was five months old when her parents noticed that she was not developing normally. Doctors diagnosed her with cystic fibrosis (CF). At 19-years old she is determined to not let her diagnosis get in the way of what she wants to achieve in life. Continue reading “Cystic fibrosis warrior Lauren Luteran brilliantly shares how time and health reveal what matters most in life”
David Duong, a Harvard-trained physician, was five-years-old when him and his family migrated from Vietnam to the US in the early ‘90s. His experience of growing up in a migrant family is reflected as compassion for his patients in Boston and Vietnam. Continue reading “Why human connection and caregiving are powerful resources in promoting exceptional healthcare, according to David Duong, MD”
As a little girl, pediatrician Lucy Marcil knew she wanted to be a doctor. The human body fascinated her, having studied its shapes and discrepancies with her archeologist mother. But she was a sensitive child, she says, and her deep concern for others is what led her down an unconventional career path. Continue reading “How Dr. Lucy Marcil is Changing Lives Through Medical Care and Tax Preparation”
A woman becoming a mother is a powerful force. According to science, parenthood is one of the most challenging normative developmental life stages. Continue reading ““Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood”
I had the pleasure of interviewing bionic actress Angel Giuffria about growing up without a left arm, biomechatronics, acting, discrimination and her research in psychology.
She was such a lovely person to interview. We shared plenty of laughs and nerdy talk about prosthetic limb technology. There are also beautiful moments where the interview becomes more personal and emotive.
Millions of people around the world still do not have access to early cancer detection methods. Research has shown that detecting cancer early can lead to greater treatment outcomes and quality of life. Early detection is the closest we have to a cure. Continue reading Smartphones could change the way population cancer screening is done in the future