Thursday, February 13, 2014

Helping Millions Feel Good

Hear the story and meet the people that are transforming how doctors and patients connect, and how people everywhere can get immediate access to trusted, doctor-created health information at HealthTap. visit  and download the App for iOS and Android.

Thanks Marcel Moran for the message:



I’m excited to share with you the launch of our short documentary video (7 minutes) about transforming the health and well-being of millions everywhere.

This video is now open for you, your friends, your loved ones, and others. I encourage you to share it today with everyone you know, and help us make our world a better place.

Thank you for helping everyone live healthier, happier lives.

Marcel Moran & the HealthTap Team

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The 10 Most Polluted Cities in the World |

The 10 Most Polluted Cities in the World |

I came to think about the need for Medicro Pulmonary Function Measurement devices.

A day after the World Health Organization published a report linking air pollution to lung cancer, Quartz has put together a list of the most polluted cities in the world, based on data from the same organization. While the list originally came out this Spring, it’s an important reminder given the recent health news.

At the top? The city of Ahwaz, in Western Iran. With a population of more than three million, it is also the capital of the Khuzestan Province, which produces most of Iran’s oil. Like the other cities in the WHO’s top ten, it is a center of heavy industry.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Google health technology

Google unveiled Calico Wednesday, a new health technology business focused on aging and related diseases.

It will be run as a separate company and operated independently, however, Google is an investor alongside Arthur Levinson, the chairman of Apple and biotech company Genentech, who will be Calico's CEO.

This is the latest project that takes Google away from its Internet search origins. The company is already developing driver-less cars and giant hot-air balloons that bring Wi-Fi to remote corners of the world.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Telemedicine to deliver health care

If you've not yet heard of telemedicine or think that it's not a great way to deliver quality health care, you may want to read this.

Telemedicine, made possible by the availability of mobile networks, is revolutionizing health care. But not in the U.S.

You have to look to India, where telemedicine is already widely used in the delivery of health care — and is saving lives even in the most rural corners of the country.

It is especially used in peritoneal dialysis (PD), a key treatment option for patients with severe and chronic kidney disease, so-called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Under this procedure, fluid is introduced through a permanent tube in the abdomen, and flushed out either every night while the patient sleeps, or via regular exchanges throughout the day.

It is home-based care. The alternative treatment is hemodialysis (HD). Compared to HD, the primary advantage of PD is the ability to deliver treatment without visiting a hospital; it is thus more cost-effective.

The primary disadvantage is that it can cause complications due to infections, since PD permanently attaches a tube to the abdomen.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Size of personal space and anxiety

Size of Personal Space Is Affected by Anxiety Aug. 27, 2013 — The space surrounding the body (known by scientists as 'peripersonal space'), which has previously been thought of as having a gradual boundary, has been given physical limits by new research into the relationship between anxiety and personal space.

Distance to anxiety.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Hard Truth: Google Doesn’t Care About Your Awesome Content — New Media Expo Blog

A Hard Truth: Google Doesn’t Care About Your Awesome Content — New Media Expo Blog

What really struck me about this statement was how right Mark is about Google not caring about “surfacing the little guy.” In fact, I would go as far as saying that Google doesn’t care about your content at all, even if it is awesome.

They aren’t some altruistic being whose job it is to find great content and make sure the world sees it. They’re a business performing a service, and that service is giving people answers to their questions based on whatever keywords they type into that little box.

Google doesn’t care if your piece was more well-written or insightful if the search results are already full of relevant, quality content. Their aim is to consistently show good results, even great results, but they don’t care about showing the best results.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!


PICTURE: Helge V. Keitel, Naapurinvaara, Sotkamo, Finland (22.12.2012)

Returning back home from the Kontiomäki Railway station with Samuli. It was –30 C outside. You can see Vuokatinvaarat in the background.

It has been cold outside but the snow covered nature looks so incredible.

Happy Christmas to all of You!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Global Health and Medical Tourism

2011-09-28 17.14.16 Medical Tourism or  cross-border healthcare, global care, globally integrated care, medical travel, organ transplant tourism, dental tourism is discussed at Medical Writing Network - The Online Community for Medical and Health Writers .

The practice – cross-border health-care - is not new, and was very popular in ancient Rome and Greece when citizens traveled to other parts of the empire to visit spas, seek treatments, etc. In later days, it was also popular where one might travel to Colorado to tuberculosis sanatorium, or to warm weather climates to abate rheumatologic symptoms.

Recent studies published my McKinsey and Deloitte cite traffic into the US in 2008 at more than 400,000 non-US. residents who sought care in the United States, known as inbound medical tourism, and spent almost $5 billion for health services.

Not included in this calculation are the cases and revenues that came from other cities and states not typically included in a US providers' relevant geographic market.

More than 750,000 Americans (with enough cash to pay for the cost of their care and the travel expense) left the country last year to access less expensive or unavailable medical treatments, a number projected to grow to six million by 2010, potentially costing our US health care system billions.”

Americans primarily seek this sort of care for elective surgical procedures, but many are medically necessary and have no tourism or leisure component associated with the trip.

Popular Medical Tourism Services

  • Plastic surgery
  • Medical spa services
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Cardiologic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cancer treatment
  • Fertility / IVF
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Gender reassignment surgery
  • Executive Checkups

Source: MWN Global Health and Medical Tourism

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


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They offer high definition HD Video Conferencing Solutions for Boardrooms of large enterprises using only one third of bandwidth of comparable solutions. With Professional, Affordable, Secure video conferencing software services, you can virtually meet any one in the world over the internet and not just installed locations. 

As many users can get connected simultaneously equivalent to the number of licenses purchased, irrespective of their location. For example,  purchase 10 licenses, and you can simultaneously connect any of your 10 locations and not just any fixed locations 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Join Me for Success in 2012?

Hello Helge!!

A few days ago, I wrote you about a group I am starting on the Medical Writing Network.  The purpose is to share 2012 goals, and then track our progress against them, and actually reach them this year.

I'll be your coach with some guidelines, reminders, and gentle nudges once in awhile.  No cost.  Complementary coaching.

I've just posted New Year's Resolutions for our company,
InQuill Medical Communications on the Medical Writing Network. <- Click.

Some Members wrote back saying they wanted to keep their goals private.
That's fine.  Their goals are between them and me, confidentially, and I'll be coaching.

You can share your goals publicly, the way I did for InQuill, or you can share them privately with me by responding to this email.

It's good to get our resolutions in front of us. Even in front of others (if you wish.)  That reminds us and motivates us to achieve our desires. Others help us stay accountable.

Would you like to share your 2012 resolutions and plans with me or others?
Would you like some help sticking to them, with some coaching a couple of times a year? (No cost?)

Click here - Share my 2012 goals, and get me some no cost coaching.

There's no catch here. We're being honest and trustworthy.
We'd love to see your business or career grow. And when yours does, we think we will grow along with you.
This is a WIN-WIN.

This complementary coaching offer expires January 15, 2012. Set your resolutions. Post them on MWN, or email them to me. Let's work together to achieve them.

Hope you are enjoying your first week of  2012, Helge.


Jonathan Marx
Senior Vice President
InQuill Medical Communications, LLC

Medical Writing