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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.

Dec 4, 2018

Elad Kedar, CEO, Orasis discusses CSF-1, the company's corrective eye drop being developed for the treatment of presbyopia as an alternative to reading glasses.  Presbyopia, the inability to focus on near objects, is common after the age of 40 and affects more than 1.8 billion people worldwide.  While glasses have been...


Jan 24, 2018

Roma Patel MD, Chief Ophthalmologist for the Sacramento VA and assistant professor at the University of CA Davis emphasizes that there are treatments for delaying the full impact of glaucoma but that the condition needs to be found early.  Glaucoma is a silent disease that presents no early warning signs but can be...


Sep 27, 2017

Vision impairment is a major factor contributing to loss of independent living for otherwise healthy seniors. Dr. Jason Slakter, M.D. leading expert ophthalmologist and CEO of Ohr Pharmaceutical, Inc. explains how wet age-related macular degeneration (wet-AMD) affects the eye, genetic and environmental factors for...


Sep 24, 2017

Arsen Marsoobian also known as Papa Soob has written a soon to be published book A Heartbeat Away/ Are You Ready?  We talk about some of the key elements of being ready for the end of life by being satisfied with relationships and reconciliation with friends and family so there are no regrets.  We also talk about what...


Jul 24, 2017

Jay Patel, Clinical Transformation Officer, SeniorLink talks about caregiver readiness and the difference a confident caregiver can make in the life of a patient or aging loved one.  Primary concerns are the health of the caregiver and the social and medical support teams that give caregivers the ability to respond...