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  • Mobile Healthcare: An App Is Not a Strategy
  • Canine PTSD
  • The Brain’s Best Tools for Living a Good Life



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Mobile Healthcare: An App Is Not a Strategy

Navya Singh



There’s no shortage of mobile health tools for accumulating data — everything from monitoring your sleep to tracking your moods. But once you’re able to quantify your REM sleep or anxiety levels, what then? Without a medical or clinical background, few are competent to evaluate these numbers, let alone determine the most efficacious treatment plan.

Dr. Singh says: “Mobile health technology fosters continuous, more robust, even more accurate data collection. When data-driven, evidence-based health apps are supported by accessible clinical expertise, screening, diagnosis and treatment for mental and behavioral health issues become more precise and effective. Hence, an app in itself is not a strategy – neither is it a viable treatment strategy or a sustainable business strategy for companies looking to lower healthcare costs. Behavioral and mental health is a fundamentally human enterprise. Technology today is helping reach and engage large and underserved segments of the population, but in order for it to be truly effective, it also must be backed by expertise and provide on-demand access to human experts for personalized support and treatment.”

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Canine PTSD
Kristen Maurer


Mission K9 Rescue

“Just like with two-legged soldiers, four-legged soldiers can come back with emotional issues. Some of them have been isolated their entire life, and they need to learn how to get along with other dogs and people. They need special rehabilitation. These dogs were drafted into what they did; they didn’t choose it. They have selflessly given their lives to protect our soldiers, our first responders, and our citizens, and they deserve a happy retirement.”

Maurer is the president of Mission K9 Rescue, an animal welfare group dedicated solely to rescuing, reuniting, rehoming, repairing, and rehabilitating American working dogs. Since 2013, the group has provided a wide array of services to working dogs in an effort to offer them a comfortable and peaceful retirement. Mission K9 focuses on retrieving dogs both from overseas and national shelter situations where they are suffering without proper care or medical attention. Their work has been featured numerous times in the national media, including appearances on “America with Eric Bolling” and “Pitbulls & Parolees.”

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The Brain’s Best Tools for Living a Good Life

Cholet Josué

Physician, Author

“Self-compassion. Emotional intelligence. Critical thinking. If any human being can get these three tools into their brain, they can get the resources they need to live a good life.”

Josué is a Bahamian-born Haitian American author and physician seeking a home among the three cultures that have played a role in his life. Born in the Bahamas of Haitian parents who wanted their children to experience their ancestral roots, Josué moved to Haiti with his siblings when he was four years old. There he spent the next 12 years of his life reveling in a simple and decent, if checkered, childhood until he was sent across the Caribbean Sea in a wooden boat to join his mother in South Florida after the death of his father. While still an undocumented immigrant, Cholet earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Florida Atlantic University. Then he spent the next six months at the University of Miami law library preparing to represent himself in the trial of his life: the quest to become a legal resident. Josué received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and did his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, Josué practices medicine in the greater Washington, D.C., area with a functional and integrative approach, and draws on his special interest in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Maryland Psychiatric Association, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. His forthcoming book (spring 2019) is entitled: “Twelve Unending Summers: Memoir of an Immigrant Child.”

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