My ten-year-old daughter Lucia asked, “Dad, do you want to read with me?” No, I didn’t. It was late, and I was exhausted after a long day in the office. But I have a rule. When my kids want to talk, I make myself available. Kids want to talk on their terms, not ours, and my children often want to chat at the most inconvenient times.
And who can say no to a 10-year-old?
I am a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Texas. I grew up in Dallas. I attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio, where I played basketball and majored in Spanish. I then returned to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
After completing my residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, I moved to Irving, Texas, to work with MacArthur Medical Center, where I now serve as the CEO.
I have the honor of speaking around the country on family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and teen pregnancy prevention.
I am happily married to a wonderful woman. We…
Sometimes we need a jolt to snap us out of a funk. It‘s been a long time since I smiled, laughed, or felt happy about something. Like many, my soul craved a defibrillating reboot. I discovered a shocking way to inject optimism back into my life through a TV show called Ted Lasso on Apple TV+.
The show follows the journey of American college football coach Ted Lasso played by actor Jason Sudeikis. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about soccer, Ted has been hired to coach a fictional English Premier soccer (football) team, AFC Richmond. Ted’s job is to elevate the…
Have you noticed those weird-looking short stories popping up in your daily feeds? I have. At first, they just confused me. I was not sure what was happening. Then, I noticed I was reading every single one of them from start to finish.
After this lightbulb moment, it was time to investigate this different style of publishing Medium refers to as shortform stories. If you are not familiar with shortform, here is an article from Creator’s Hub explaining how this story style works.
Thank you, Hal Elrod, for waking me up to a new perspective
Tired, sluggish, and dreading the day, I drag myself out of bed like a zombie from The Walking Dead. Like many hard-working entrepreneurs, this was my daily morning routine. Two years ago, I stumbled upon a podcast interview with author Hal Elrod in which he shared his incredible story and explained his book The Miracle Morning. His message hit me like a ton of bricks.
We all work so hard to create an amazing life for ourselves, but we never stop and take the time to enjoy the…
The United States reached a horrific milestone. Five hundred thousand lives were lost due to Covid-19. Stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression are common pandemic side effects.
The Being Well writing team recognizes the importance of self-care. We are here to help others take care of their bodies and their minds.
A failure to address mental health issues has tragic consequences. Lisa Bradburn shares her personal experience after a neighbor tragically decided to end her life in The Difficulty Reconciling With Suicide.
2021 will be a remarkable year for health innovation. Healthcare needed a shove to throw out our fax machines and use new tools to improve our lives and the care we provide. Covid-19 converted digital health into a necessary survival tool for healthcare companies. It’s no longer a luxury.
The pandemic forced many technology companies to tap the brakes, but digital health innovators and entrepreneurs are finding opportunities to make meaningful change and impact healthcare.
One year. We have reached a tragic anniversary as the world continues its fight against Covid-19. With over 110 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.4 million deaths, we are losing our ability to fathom the loss.
Vaccine distribution is improving, and case counts are falling, but we can not let down our guard. We thank the Coronavirus Blog for sharing our story, helping people learn what to do after they get vaccinated in You Got the Second Dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine. Now What?
New apps. New devices. New wearables. The digital health market is flooded with new products all promising to change your life. Health startups are obsessed with features, but bells and whistles are not the same as providing value.
Many health startups would benefit from going back to basics. Ask the question, “My product helps _____ do _____?
Doctors will prescribe and recommend digital health apps and devices, but the new product must answer two fundamental questions beyond the hype.
If the answer is no, then no amount of internet marketing will buy a product long-term success.
This article by Robert Turner surgically dissects the issue.
Health technological innovations only have value if doctors and patients have access to them. Insurance companies label new products as investigational to justify the denial of care. Nonsensical processes prevent patient access to new, safe, and effective treatments.
The pandemic proved new therapeutics and vaccines are able to navigate through the bureaucratic quagmire when there is the public will to make it happen. New antivirals therapies, monoclonal antibodies, and mRNA vaccines are now saving lives.
These success stories are outliers. In reality, pharmaceutical and medical device innovations move through the system at a snail's pace.
A product must pass through…