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    New podcast: ‘Wearables & Digital Health’

June 28, Episode 10: 'Wearables & Digital Health'  

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Wearable technology has come a long way from being a novelty. These wearables are now being used to help monitor patients to forestall problems. They can help people take a more active role in their health. Plus, the trove of data they collect can help medical researchers.

Explore how wearables and digital health individualize medicine in this episode of Mayo Clinic's "The Pursuit of Precision: The Science Advancing Individualized Medicine" podcast.

Cathy Wurzer, a broadcast journalist from Minnesota Public Radio, talks with two noted leaders in wearable technology, how these devices support health and wellness and their challenges to personalized healthcare.

Guests are: 

"I think people have to be informed of their data, who's going to use it, how is it going to help them, how is it going to benefit others, and who else will it benefit and what are they collecting? And that all has to be spelled out and people have to agree to that. And if they have trouble understanding, we have an obligation to make sure that they get the information they need." – Dr. Maniaci

  • Ryan McGinnis, Ph.D., assistant professor and assistant director, The University of Vermont, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

"If I had a crystal ball, I suspect my prediction is that as our population continues to age, people are more and more OK sharing information through technology. I think we'll see community opinion shift on this, where people are going to be OK sharing that data both to benefit themselves and to benefit society." – Dr. McGinnis

Look for this upcoming episode  

July 12, Episode 11: "Xenotransplantation and Regenerative Medicine" 

Guests are:  

Julie Allickson, Ph.D., the Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon Family Director for Regenerative Medicine and the Otto Bremer Trust Director of Biomanufacturing and Product Development in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics 

Robert Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., chair Department of Surgery and director of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute