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Susannah Acuff

Anthropologist in Washington, DC

Health of Africa

PRESENTED ON MAR 07, 2013
IN MEMPHIS, TN @ VOL 6

Graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

Beautiful photographs by Jim Tanton, jimtanton@gmail.com

Donations for bed nets at http://www.matregroup.org/

Solar lamp program https://sites.google.com/site/tuchwemuproject/

"Presentation of the Day" on May 18, 2013.

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The Big Picture of Healthcare

BY CATHY ULRICH
@ HEALTH TALKS 2013 ON FEB 27, 2013

Speaker Cathy Ulrich talks about the complexity of our modern health care system, and how it can cause difficulties with patient care. She also shares her work in integrating local healthcare systems into their communities through health programs, increasing acessibility, decreasing wait times and advocating for home care. 

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The Ying and Yang of Healthcare

BY STEVEN LEWIS
@ HEALTH TALKS 2013 ON FEB 27, 2013

Canada's health care system needs change, and presenter Steven Lewis has some ideas. Increasing ease of navigation for patients and increasing funding for preventative health are just two of them, shared here in a bid to transform Canada's health care system into one of the world's best.

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Clean Stoves for Africa

BY EMMANUEL BALELE
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) describe the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and show how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves.

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An Unstoppable Force for Health

BY JOSHUA RUBIN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

In his Pechakucha, Joshua Rubin, Health Care Advocate, speaks on the human experience and how hard work and perseverance can tranform human health and the future. 

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1 Hour + 10 Years

BY CARLY MEDOSCH
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Living with Chrohn's Disease, Carly Medosch tells her story of living with this disease and an experience she has had with the US health care system and misdiagnosis. 

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Accupressure for Us

BY LEKHITA SINGHAL
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 19, 2015

Lekhita Singhal, an accupressure practitioner, reflects on the role of this alternative therapy in healthcare.

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

BY TEGA BRAIN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.

 

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Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Primary Care Changes Your Future

BY KENTA NAGATSUKA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 30, 2016

Kenta Nagatsuka, pharmacist.

As Mr. Nagatsuka pharmacist, each person as your family doctor to have a primary care pharmacist, since it is medicine management of patients, has been the presentation and it is possible to prevent such injury in the medicine.

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If You Care about Health

BY DUNG TRUONG
@ VOL 7 ON APR 21, 2016

Dung Truong is the co-founder of Ruy Bang Tim (RBT). RBT is a not-for-profit project that aims to help popularizing good knowledge about cancer to Vietnamese people