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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances for aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Jun 21, 2017

Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President for Technology and Enterprise Development, New Jersey Innovation Institute talks about how a small state like New Jersey is working with public and private universities to bring new technology to the healthcare market. With a background in chip technology, Judith is particularly...


Jun 14, 2017

A.J. Michaels is a seniors real estate specialist and he shares insights about how seniors and almost seniors are thinking about aging in place, downsizing, and how decisions about housing are so often put off until a crisis hits.  He also points out some helpful options for retro-fitting a home to address concerns...


Jun 7, 2017

Salma Jutt, Vice President of Marketing US, Orexigen Theraputics talks about their obesity drug CONTRAVE and how it works on two areas of the brain to reduce hunger and cravings.  This is a drug for those committed to stick to a regime of exercise and diet and can help keep the weight off.  A growing business in this...


May 30, 2017

Jason Shelton, CEO, Telomere Diagnostics and developer of TeloYears is bringing to market a way to measure the health of the cells in our body.  Using a blood test to determine the length of the telomeres at the end of the chromosomes, a person's TeloYears is computed and compared to others of the same chronological...


May 22, 2017

Brinda Rana PhD is participating in the analysis of data from the NASA Twins Study that focused on identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly.  Scott recently become the first US astronaut to spend a year in space while Mark, also an astronaut, remained on earth.  The study is beginning to shed light on the physical effects...