Addiction Medicine

5 Takeaways from the 2018 Virtual Medicine Conference

5 Takeaways from the 2018 Virtual Medicine Conference

I recently attended the Virtual Medicine 2018 conference, held in Los Angeles, California, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. With physicians, technologists, and other healthcare professionals from 13 countries present, this was one of the first medical conferences focused purely on virtual reality (VR). Over the course of two days, I heard from a variety of speakers, both […]

iOS/Android Best Apps this Week – April 6, 2018

iOS/Android Best Apps this Week – April 6, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit iOS and Android app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. SBIRT app Drug and alcohol abuse is a major health risk, and it’s sometimes left up to healthcare providers to reduce and prevent health-related consequences for their patients who take […]

Tackling Smoking Cessation with Virtual Reality

Tackling Smoking Cessation with Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) is frequently used for immersive gaming, but it also is being used to assist people make healthier lifestyle choices. BehaVR (pronounced “behavior”), a Kentucky-based VR startup, has just launched a pilot study of their VR smoking cessation program with the University of Louisville. I recently spoke with Aaron Gani, the founder of […]