If you had asked me about the idea of it 20 years ago I would've been skeptical and said you've been watching too much Star Trek. But today, we're as close as we've ever been to having Dr. Bones McCoy's tricorder, the seemingly magical device that could scan a patient quickly and report critical health data - Inmar Intelligence
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The New Trend in Healthcare: Do-It-Yourself
Elizabeth Ditty says she struggled to get a doctor to pay attention when she felt lethargic and unable to lose weight. So a year ago she ordered do-it-yourself kits for medical tests to measure hormone and cholesterol levels and detect food sensitivities. Based on the results, the 39-year-old screenwriter in Kansas City, Mo., adjusted her diet, adding supplements and eliminating eggs. She says she feels better and has lost weight.
“I took matters into my own hands,” she says.
Ms. Ditty is part of a do-it-yourself healthcare movement that has accelerated during the pandemic, doctors and industry analysts say. Frustrated with an overburdened health system, more consumers…
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Last Updated : Thursday, January 13, 2022