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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 in biopharmaceuticals
  • age related diseases and 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.

Sep 16, 2019

Lincoln Nguyen, CEO, Karuna Labs discusses their work in pain management using virtual reality to build immersive environments to aid in retraining the brain to overcome learned pain behaviors.  Of particular concern is the fear of movement of those suffering from chronic pain and addressing real dangers for additional injury and those that are threat signals from the brain related to the original cause of the pain.  Since opioids have not proven to help chronic pain long term, innovations with VR are showing exciting real relief.

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Karuna Labs

Download the transcript of the interview here