Eric Lefkofsky’s Partnership with University of Chicago; Towards Effective Breast Cancer Therapies

Located in the heart of Chicago, Tempus is a medical startup that is going to revolutionize the way we treat cancer. The company focuses on disseminating crucial genetic and molecular sequencing information to doctors to help them come up with more efficient remedies for their patients. Despite the fact that millions of patients have battled breast cancer, there is insufficient information on how the patients responded to different therapies and results of their genetic makeup.

Tempus was founded by the astute entrepreneur, Eric Lefkosfsky. Eric built the company under the premise that the field of oncology requires data as much as it needs active drugs. For the fight against cancer to be won, scientists and medical professionals have to leverage the power of technology and information.

Personalized medical care happens to very few individuals. There is compelling evidence that this is the right approach in developing remedies for diseases such as cancer. Personalized therapies rely on medical data from patients. Currently, the public health care datasets of cancer patients stand at a paltry 20,000 patients against a likely 50 million individuals who’ve fought cancer. That is why Mr Eric Lefkofsky is a man on a mission. Eric has forged a working relationship with the University of Chicago, where he shall be sharing molecular sequences’ information of breast cancer patients with the doctors of the institution.

The molecular, therapeutic and genetic information to be availed to the University of Chicago shall be obtained from 1,000 cancer patients. The information will then be used by the medical professionals in designing more targeting cancer therapies.

Eric Lefkofsky is a man of means. He is worth a cumulative $1.81 billion according to Forbes. Eric’s wealth is a result of his successful startups such as Groupon; a daily deals website started in the year 2008. Lefkofsky also founded Uptake, a data company that focuses on providing businesses with scientific data on how they can run operations more efficiently and how they can ensure safety. The company’s value rose to $2 billion since the year 2014 when it successfully raised $120 million in funding. Together with his longtime business partner Keywell, Lefkofsky is also the man behind Lightbank.

Lefkofsky earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. He was brought up in the neighborhood of Detroit.

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The USHealth Group Offers a Different Level of Insurance Coverage

The insurance industry provides people with insurance that gives them the opportunity to purchase insurance for specific needs that cover them in various situations. For generations insurance has been used to help millions of families related to a variety of important aspects in their lives. Insurance offers people with a level of protection concerning such things as their automobiles, home, and life.

While no one wants to be in a situation where they are faced with a traumatic event in their life, the reality of life is that things will happen that will affect people in a negative manner. What insurance does is protect people against some of the negative aspects that can occur when something bad happens in their life. An automobile accident can damage the automobile but insurance coverage can cover the cost of repairs. A tree falling on a home can damage the home but insurance can pay for the expense of repairing the home.

Insurance is a valuable item that many people do not think about until it is needed. However, insurance is needed before an event takes place. When people have insurance, the insurance can provide a combination of help that can prevent financial problems or other problems related to an event. The importance of insurance is expressed in many ways. One of the ways is by the number of insurance companies in the market that provides insurance. The insurance industry is one of the largest industries in the business world because insurance is one of the most needed products in the world.

The USHealth Group is one of the most flexible insurance companies in the insurance industry. The company provides a level of insurance that provides people with the chance to find insurance that fits their particular needs. The USHealth Group offers insurance for self employed people, small business owners, families, and employees of small businesses.

One of the things that separates the USHealth Group from other insurance companies is the flexibility that the company provides in regards to insurance types, insurance coverage, and people who can get coverage. The insurance industry has many insurance companies, but the USHealth Group offers a different level of insurance.

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Dr, Jennifer L. Walden One of Harper’s Bazaar 24 Best

Harper’s Bazaar magazine has, recently, named Jennifer Walden, M.D. to its prestigious list of the 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in the United States of America. Walden was born in Austin Texas, she was the daughter of a father, who was a dentist, and a mother, who was a surgical nurse. After graduating from high school she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Biology, she went on to graduate as salutatorian at the Texas Medical Branch of the University of Texas. She began her career in Manhattan, N.Y. at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, there she was mentored by Dr. Sherrell Aston, a highly regarded and appreciated surgeon.
Dr. Walden has now returned to Texas where she continues her career as a skillful and highly-regarded plastic surgeon and founder of the Jennifer L. Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center. She performs surgery for a variety of body and face surgeries, including the now very popular labiaplasty.
ABC News and Fox News have successfully featured her as an expert professional commentator on her field of plastic surgery. She sits on the board of directors of Modern Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Editorial Board. Dr. Walden co-wrote “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” a popular textbook for her profession of plastic surgery.
Dr. Walden personifies the professional woman of today: dedicated, driven, involved with her local community and with the world at large. Her complete commitment to her craft has left her little time for a personal life; evidenced by her decision to have children by in vitro fertilization. Dr. Walden is a successful professional woman, who now is the mother of two boys, and she is surrounded by her large extended family in Texas. She is a common sight on television in Texas where she endeavors to shed light upon surgical solutions for physical problems affecting people, today.

Dr. Sergio Cortes, Expert on Zika Virus

Dr. Sergio Cortes, a specialist about the Zika virus, talked about the virus and has helped bring to light what this virus is and how to avoid the virus. The Zika virus was first noted some 40 years ago on the continent of Africa. Over the next couple of decades, the virus traveled through parts of Asia. Recently, the Zika virus appeared in Latin America. The Zika virus is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

The first case of Zika appeared in Brazil in April of 2015. The virus has spread quickly and caused great concern among the medical professionals. If the disease is detected quickly and early enough, it can be controlled easily. One thing that has medical experts worried is the link between Zika and microcephaly and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological disease with an autoimmune origin which can be linked to the Zika virus.

Dr. Cortes spoke about several issues and concerns about the Zika virus to help reassure the general public. These issues include Transmission, Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment, Recommendations for Pregnant Women, and Prevention. Transmission of this virus is by mosquito. These mosquito lays eggs in good clean water but has adapted to other types if needed. This disease is not contagious. You must be bitten by the mosquito. The person bitten by an infected mosquito is then infected. If a mosquito isn’t carrying the virus, they may bite a person who has been infected by another mosquito and then become infected as well starting a non ending chain.

The symptoms that are most common include fever, muscle pain, and a skin rash. Symptoms are not very aggressive and usually only last a week at the most. Diagnosis is only done by an examination. There are no tests to identify the virus. Treatment is geared to the symptoms so the infected person has some relief. There is not cure for the Zika virus. Doctors treat the symptoms. Symptoms may vary from person to person. Doctors may prescribe an anti-inflammatory or an analgesic remedy. Pregnant women or women planning on becoming pregnant should take precautions to not be bitten by insects. Plan on staying indoors during the worse time insects are known to bite. Use clothing that covers most of the body to avoid bites. Use repellents and even use mosquito netting at night to avoid being bitten while you are asleep.

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Sanjay Shah and Autism

The Hedge fund manager, Sanjay Shah, was born and raised in England, but moved to Dubai in 2009. In 2011, his youngest child, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism. Since that time autism has remained a cause very close to his heart. In 2014, he received some unexpected help. At that time, he got a totally unexpected visit from international famous rapper, Snoop Dogg. This happened on New Year’s Eve as Shah was relaxing in his home. He received information from a friend that Snoop Dogg was in town for a performance.

This friend said the performer wanted to visit him. Snoop had come to the right man. Not only was he the father of an autistic child, but 20-plus years in the banking business had put him in very good stead. The rapper convinced Shah to help him do something to help the autistic. So the two have joined forces to put on a benefit for autism research. They have also persuaded such big stars as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and Joss Stone to help by giving performances. The music-centered benefit will be called Autism Rocks.

The money made all goes to the Autism Research Trust, which funds autism research at the Autism Research Centre. ARC’s full aim is to both find ways to diagnose it as early as possible and then to explore ways to enable the autistic to live full lives. ARC recently found that in autistic patients, different parts of the brain are affected depending upon the sex of the individual. Early studies found the areas affected in males. It had always just been assumed that this applied to both sexes. Shah continues to seek to fund this worthy organization, even while being involved in finance businesses.

He himself has been retired from the actual work of trading since 2009. He currently owns Solo Capital, a stockbroking firm that bought out Old Park Lane Capital just last year. Shah is calming clients who are alarmed by rumors that Solo Capital is experiencing financial trouble. Although there was a little danger in some sectors of their financial dealings, Shah and the management at Solo Capital have assured clients that they have successfully dealt with the issues. In any case, ownership has allowed Shah to remain more in the background which in turn allows him to concentrate on raising money for autistic charities.

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Sergio Cortes Takes Charge Of Flooding Health Concerns

The Health Secretary, Sergio Cortes, surveyed the casualties and infrastructure damage inflicted in Xerém, Duque de Caxias by heavy flooding this week. The State Government has provided the Dengue Hydration Center as well as the main shelters in the city, since Sunday. This center can handle providing emergency re-hydration to as many as 300 people each day. All agencies are coordinating to help not only the city of Xerém, but also use the city as a base to help all the surrounding areas devastated by flooding.

Secretary Cortes made this statement: “We are taking steps, planning for the worst and hoping for the best. This center is a preventive action of the state Department of Health to support the municipality, given the amount of accumulated garbage in the city, increasing the possibility of dengue fever mosquito proliferation.”

As a medical professional, Secretary Cortes, whom is an MD, has done much research and developed treatments for back pain and ways to use those treatments to encourage better body posture, which is the source of many issues with back pain. He takes a very practical and preventative approach to healing in his patients. He points out that chronic back pain is the end result of too much chronic use of modern technology without maintaining proper back posture, in many cases.

The Health Minister, Camillo Junqueira, and the National Health Force Conception Mendonça have agreed the government must immediately deliver another Caxis emergency kit, beyond the one already sent into the area. Also, 3,000 treatments of antibiotics were requested as an early intervention against leptospirosis. They recommend drinking bottled water whenever possible.

The State Department of Health sent in Epidemiological Surveillance teams to target preventing spread of diseases, such as leptospirosis, hepatitis A, and severe diarrhea. They are also watching people with chicken pox, meningitis, and dengue fever. The water from several sources supplying Xerém’s shelters have tested positive for infection-causing agents, therefore all people are advised to disinfect their water. The government also delivered 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite to Caxis. These were being distributed through the city’s shelters. The National Health Force will be brought in to manage the situation. This was first reported by ‘Sergio Cortes Oficial‘ here: Sérgio Côrtes acompanha situação.

Dr, Jennifer Walden Discusses Popular Vaginal Cosmetic Surgeries

Women today are being bombarded with images of what culture has deemed the perfect body. While breast augmentation and other types of cosmetic surgeries have been done for years, recently surgeries to correct or enhance female sex organs have become very popular according to the Austin, Texas-based Dr. Jennifer Walden.

The first of these surgeries is known as a labiaplasty. The labia are the folds of skin surrounding the vulva and or on either side of the vagina. The surgery can be performed on either the labia major, or larger outer “lips”, or the labia minor, the inner and smaller folds of skin. The labia can change both the size or the shape of the lips.

One of the more common reasons for women choosing this surgery is due to the popularity of tighter clothing like swimwear, tight jeans and yoga pants that accentuate that part of a woman’s body. Also, the prevalence and wider acceptance of pornographic films have increased many women’s desire to enhance that part of their anatomy. Aside from the aesthetical issues surrounding enlarged labial lips, there are also medical and hygienic concerns, plus some women have reported sexual discomfort.

Vaginoplasty is the other procedure that is gaining in widespread popularity. This procedure is used to “tighten” up a vagina that has become loose due to childbirth or the normal aging process. This surgery can increase the enjoyment from sex for both partners. There is also a non-surgical technique that uses pulses of radio frequencies that is a popular option.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is the spokesperson for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS and has appeared on a number of television shows and newscast. Her articles and interviews have likewise been featured in a number of popular beauty and women’s health publications. She graduated from the Texas Medical University and performed her fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals. Walden has also edited and authored a number of peer-reviewed research articles and a widely used textbook in aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Walden is active in the charitable community in her hometown and goes on frequent international medical service trips with Austin Smiles, a charity dedicated to delivering cleft palate surgery to children around the world. She is also a proponent of the Austin junior League’s FIT (Food in Tummies) program that provides nutritious meals to children over the weekends and during school breaks when they do not have access to school lunches.

Exercises by Sergio Cortes for Back Pain

Back pain is something that can be detrimental and debilitating for patients who have it. It can be difficult to deal with and can reduce the quality of life in all patients. Back pain is sometimes the result of a patient not practicing proper posture while they are working at a computer and the article that is published on Sergio Cortes Offical talks about the ways that patients will be able to help themselves get relief from the back pain they have that may be coming from their use of computers as well as technology. Patients can get the relief they need from following the tips in the article.

Among the most important ways to stop back pain is to improve posture. Patients will be able to have better results from back pain when they practice better posture. This practice will ensure that patients not only feel better, but also that they are better when they have issues with their backs. They are able to do so if they improve their posture. Patients may also practice Pilates, yoga, walking, swimming and cycling. These exercises are ways for patients to relieve pressure in their back, loosen the muscles and strengthen them for computer work.

Dr. Sergio Cortes is a general practitioner who is dedicated to helping his patients. He does so not only through his practice, but also through the blog that he runs. He has posted many different things on the blog that are made to help patients feel better about what they are doing in their lives. These are often articles that give patients tips for improving their lifestyle. They are able to follow the tips set up by the doctor and can do so to ensure that their lives are improved and symptoms relived without having to visit a doctor.

As a practitioner, Cortes has seen many different things in his practice. He has seen everything from back pain to diabetes and everything in between. This is something that he has worked to build up and the practice continues to grow. His use of the blog in combination with the practice has allowed patients to have a better quality of life. He has improved the way that they live as well as work and continues to do so by publishing high quality information. The blog is packed with expert doctor advice on how to improve nearly everything a patient could be going through.

Dr. Sergio Cortes – A Leader In Brazilian Healthcare

With so much happening in Brazil these days, Dr. Sergio Cortes is someone who is often seen making efforts to respond to health-related issues occurring in the state of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Like any major city, Rio has its share of health problems and it was the responsibility of Dr. Cortes to respond to them accordingly as the former State Health Secretary for the State of Rio De Janiero. Dr. Cortes continues to work to support healthcare advancement through his efforts in the private sector.

Dr. Cortes has a background as a hip surgeon and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Rede D’Or Sao Luiz. He has served in this position since June 2014. From January 2007 to December 2013, he served as Rio de Janiero’s State Health Secretary. He has an extensive background in medicine where he served as a doctor for Selecao Brasileira de Volley Masculino Adulto for ten years. He later served as Director Geral – Chairman for Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia from 2002-2006. He spent a total of 23 years of service as an orthopedic surgeon for Cirurgiao de Quadril in Rio de Janiero.

Just before accepting his role as CMO, Dr. Cortes served as Counselor of Administration for the Instituto Brasileiro de Governanca Corporativa in 2013. This position played a key role in his current duties since he was responsible for improving the performance of board members and executives. He would work with managers to promote their exploits with substantial business experience. He also collaborated with shareholders and heirs to act as advisers and encouraged the development of corporate governance within companies.

The program he served in allowed him to discuss the role of the board, its relationship with management, and how to ensure its proper functioning. This position provided Dr. Cortes with experience in major themes that fit the decision and monitoring by the board of directors and prepared participants for the collective work of the agency. While serving as counselor, Dr. Cortes was able to deepen his knowledge in corporate governance and discusses the challenges in the adoption of good practice.

While serving as the Secretary of Health, Dr. Cortes was also responsible for coordinating with other state agencies during calamities in his municipality which demonstrated his real leadership. He was responsible for coordinating actions to provide early intervention against dengue mosquito proliferation and leptospirosis. Today, Dr. Cortes continues his work in the hospital and healthcare industry to address new healthcare issues that lie ahead in the future.

Overweight In Brazil Is Shocking, Says Sergio Cortes

In 2014 a survey of the Health Ministry warned that about 17% of the population is obese and over 50% is above the ideal maximum weight according to the BMI indicators (Body Mass Index). Another survey by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) also released some information related to the health of the population. It is estimated that the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) has the largest number of overweight people (about 63% of the state population), compared to other states. In second place is the state of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), with 60.4% of the population in this condition. Ranking third is the Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), which also has 60.4% of the population overweight.
An important fact derived from the survey by the IBGE is that, although the Rio Grande do Sul to be in this prominent position, the Brazilian state with the most obese said persons is Santa Catarina. This is because obesity and overweight are considered different conditions, clarifies the doctor Sergio Cortes. They are considered obese people who have excess fat. In turn, overweight means having more weight than is considered by IMC as normal or healthy, according the calculations made to their age, height and sex. At the national level, this research confirmed that approximately 56% of the population is above the weight number that corresponds to about 82 million people, says Sergio Cortes.
According to Sergio Cortes, medical doctor and expert on the subject, the data released by research are shocking because obesity is usually accompanied by other diseases, mostly chronic, which leave their mark in more than 72% of deaths in the country. Another study by the Global Burden of Diseases Study found out that in 2010, more than 3.4 million deaths in the world had a cause or determining factor overweight or obesity. Sergio Cortes also points out that in Brazil, the number reached 2,300 deaths resulting from these factors, according to a study in 2011 by the ESP data. According to Sergio Cortes, experts say the trend is that these figures will increase, if not taken no action to prevent and/or bring awareness of people in regard to these diseases.
In search of the body “ideal”, many people embark on crazy and restricted diets and without professional supervision that may even harm their health. What few know is that small daily care can already make a huge difference, says Sergio Cortes. There are many factors that can influence obesity or cause overweight in person, such as a genetic predisposition, bad food, low water intake, among others.

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