/Digital Health

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution

It is almost officially Spring. This can be a good time to look back at the New Year’s resolutions and the progress you have made. Well, if you are among the ones who like to set them and have problems sticking to them, you are not alone. As part of the NY resolutions, my [...]

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution 2019-04-09T15:34:06+00:00

Monkey Business

The other day I read an article about monkeys*. Yellow baboons from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, to be precise. Scientists have been observing them, measuring them and mapping their behavior since 1971. Nearly 40 years worth of monkey business. The median life span of a baboon is 18.5 years. Some baboons have it [...]

Monkey Business 2019-04-09T15:33:51+00:00

Miles Away

I come from India, a land where it is a norm to expect your child to grow up to become an engineer or a doctor and any other profession is disregarded. After putting in years of hard work getting my doctor’s degree, my big decision to change my career path from a clinical to a [...]

Miles Away 2019-04-09T15:40:01+00:00

Knock, Knock – Who’s There?

In previous blog posts, we have written about the need for communication and the power of connection. And the dangers of serial killers’ basements. Today, I want to tell you a more personal story. It’s about my mother. She moved from California to Munich in the mid 1970s and it was quite a culture shock. [...]

Knock, Knock – Who’s There? 2019-04-09T15:44:41+00:00

Are You Good Enough?

Let me chance a guess why you opened this post. You opened it, because you are not fully certain the answer is “yes”. You want a test, some proof, or maybe just a small boost of confidence. You are not alone. I doubt myself and what I’m doing every day. When I have to [...]

Are You Good Enough? 2019-04-09T15:50:07+00:00

Lost in Translation

Last time I visited a doctor was a few months ago due to my stomach problems. I was procrastinating because I was a bit frustrated - I just moved to Germany and didn’t yet know how the healthcare system worked here, where to start looking for a doctor and what kind of doctor I actually [...]

Lost in Translation 2019-04-09T15:56:20+00:00

The Stories We Tell

Whether you’re reading a pamphlet at a doctor’s office or a blog post about chatbots, it can sometimes feel like a one-way street. The information is coming in (some of it useful, some maybe not so much) but as much as we might wish it, there is no way to ask the pamphlet for clarification [...]

The Stories We Tell 2019-04-09T16:00:07+00:00

Anyone Out There?

How was your commute this morning? If you are lucky, you got to ride your bike through a crisp autumn day. If you’re me, you were stuck on busy public transport with many other people. A good opportunity to share each others hardship? Hardly. Look around and you’ll see almost everyone looking down at the [...]

Anyone Out There? 2019-04-09T16:05:35+00:00