The Art of Pairing: some food-med pairings can be dangerous
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

December 10, 2018

The Art of Pairing: some food-med pairings can be dangerous

Don’t Eat This if You’re Taking That   That’s the title of the book from AARP by husband-wife authors Madelyn Fernstrom (a nutrition and diet expert) and John Fernstrom, PhD (a neuroscientist and pharmacologist). In it, they warn that some foods you eat and medications you take could work against each other. According to the FDA: “What you […]

Caregivers

The Benefits of Sharing Your Family Medical History with Your Doctor
Greg Pelton

Greg Pelton

Dr. Pelton was a professor and research scientist at Columbia University and is now dedicating his time to helping people stay healthy and care for their loved ones, during this new digital health era. In addition to his private medical practice, he currently serves as the chief medical officer for ICmed, a healthcare technology company.

November 6, 2018

The Benefits of Sharing Your Family Medical History with Your Doctor

  Family Medical History Is More Informative than Genome Mapping While there is understandable excitement about genome mapping, there is still much discovery and testing to be done to determine its efficacy in healthcare today. At-home DNA kits may be entertaining and perhaps revealing, but time and energy are better spent gathering and recording thorough […]

Caregivers

Use Your Medication Tracker to Its Full Potential
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

August 22, 2018

Use Your Medication Tracker to Its Full Potential

  Medication/ Pill trackers are designed to organize your prescription information but why limit it to just that. We purposely use and consume products to help our body stay healthy. Here are four types of products you should include in your medication tracker to help you save money and narrow down what actually works for your […]

Features

Enjoying Parties & Potlucks with Dietary Restrictions
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

July 23, 2018

Enjoying Parties & Potlucks with Dietary Restrictions

It’s that time of year again when you find yourself at a meal with extended family, a party, a potluck or if you’re popular, maybe several of each!  As much fun as these gatherings can be, they can be equally stressful when you or your children deal with dietary issues.  As a Type 1 diabetic, I […]

Allergies

Summer Safety Tips When Vacationing With Kids
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

June 20, 2018

Summer Safety Tips When Vacationing With Kids

Two examples of summer safety conversations with my husband — Before kids: “Oh! I need to wipe this tanning oil off my hands before I grab my drink… it could get too slippery and poke my eye out with the mini-umbrella!” [Takes sip out of a coconut] “Phew that was a close one!” [Reclines chair […]

Allergies

A Doctor Takes On the Healthcare System
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

December 12, 2017

A Doctor Takes On the Healthcare System

Some would say the American healthcare system is rigged or broken. One of them is Dr. Linda Girgis, a board-certified family physician in South River, New Jersey. In a recent blog of hers — titled Navigating the Complexities of the Healthcare System – she maintains it’s not enough to know what a patient needs. Doctors […]

Digital Health

Deprescribing Intervention Improves Nursing Home Care
Jenelle Azore

Jenelle Azore
ICmed, LLC

November 10, 2017

Deprescribing Intervention Improves Nursing Home Care

A study in the Netherlands shows that more collaboration around prescribing medications can help elderly nursing home patients deprescribe from certain drugs, reducing potentially inappropriate and duplicative prescriptions. After only one round of Multidisciplinary Multistep intervention i.e. collaboration, the study shows that 39.1% of the population successfully discontinued use of at least 1 inappropriate drug.  […]

Elderly Care

Helping Family Members Follow The Doctors’ Orders
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

August 25, 2017

Helping Family Members Follow The Doctors’ Orders

Key to medication adherence: family I recently wrote about revisiting your medication needs with your doctors from time to time to make sure you still need them in the same dosages and frequency. I also wrote on you should may sure that your meds don’t interact negatively with food. Taking the right medications, though, is only part of […]

Doctor Appointments

A Simple Overnight Stay Turned into a Week in Intensive Care
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

August 15, 2017

A Simple Overnight Stay Turned into a Week in Intensive Care

Partnering for Better OutcomesIn autumn 2004, my husband and I had been dating a few months when I begged him to drive me to the ER with unrelenting intense pain in my side. The next thing I remember, a surgeon announces I need an emergency cholecystectomy. I was 23, in agonizing pain, and unprepared. No […]

Doctor Appointments

Protect Your Skin When Having Fun in the Summer Sun
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

August 3, 2017

Protect Your Skin When Having Fun in the Summer Sun

When I was growing up, I lived a stone’s throw from the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound and spent time on a half-dozen beaches.  Summer required getting a tan, which in my case meant getting sunburned first then suffering through the pain and peeling to finally get one.I’m paying for it now with regular visits […]

Children