“My ultimate belief is that we can serve patients, and those who love them, at scale more compassionately with digital tools. I hold an enduring belief that elegant prevention translation can save lives and reduce suffering. We can leverage the wisdom of clinicians, patients, and researchers to innovate and transform health care delivery in the digital age.”
Thanks for these clips (see above)! Practicing gratitude remains a highlight around here. Although ritualizing the sharing of the great parts of our family’s day bring us together at meals, helps us connect, and assists us in talking about our time apart at school or work, it also may be boosting our health. Practicing gratitude has been found to improve overall wellbeing, assist in sleep, and help decrease anxiety and depression. People who practice gratitude also report better long-term satisfaction with […]
This year, for the first time, I did the annual 20 questions (see below) with the boys at the start of school and realized that I couldn’t share all of the responses here. Just too personal, just too vulnerable, just too real. Sharing all of the answers they entrusted with me would somehow expose them. At some point, every “mommy blogger” censors and protects her children and I, of course, have been doing that since day one. But with these, even […]
Most parents cringe in the office or at the park when their child reports to me that recess is their favorite subject. Thing is, I think they may want to celebrate. Some of our best thinking, our most inventive or creative solution generation, happens when moving around outside. Research has validated the merits of play and movement for learning during the past decade and educators and pediatricians have risen up to exalt the time our children spend twirling around between […]
Dental caries (cavities) are preventable for most children. To keep those pearly whites pearly it takes being thoughtful about eating habits, brushing habits, drinking habits, and being knowledgeable about your child’s water supply. Although physicians are making robots to perform surgery and putting tiny cameras in our bodies to explore the inside, we may sometimes lose sight of easy, affordable ways to improve the lives of millions. Maybe we simply retreat from those prevention efforts…or maybe it’s something else. The CDC […]
I’m a pediatrician, mom, speaker, technologist, and champion of science.
I’m building solutions in PREVENTION for children everywhere.
I aim to help parents gain clarity and eliminate fear when making decisions for their children.
•Dr Wendy Sue Swanson•
Pediatrician, mom, author, digital health, innovation. Champion of science & evidence. Building solutions in PREVENTION.