Jeanette Beebe

Aging, health care, & tech: Forbes, Daily Beast, Fast Company, SciAm, NPR/WHYY.
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Jul 14, 2019
The Wild West of Anti-Aging Medicine

In a remote fishing lodge in Soldotna, Alaska—a town of just over 4000 people along 2 million pristine acres of protected wilderness—Dr Robert Ledda leads a specialized medical practice designed to help his patients manage or even optimize aging.…

In a remote fishing lodge in Soldotna, Alaska—a town of just over 4000 people along 2 million pristine acres of protected wilderness—Dr Robert Ledda leads a specialized medical practice designed to help his patients manage or even optimize aging.…

In a remote fishing lodge in Soldotna, Alaska—a town of just over 4000 people along 2 million pristine acres of protected wilderness—Dr Robert Ledda leads a specialized medical practice designed to help his patients manage or even optimize aging.…

Mar 22, 2019
What you don’t know about your health data will make you sick

This story is part of The Privacy Divide, a series that explores the fault lines and disparities–economic, cultural, philosophical–that have developed around data privacy and its impacts on society. Every time you shuffle through a line at the…

This story is part of The Privacy Divide, a series that explores the fault lines and disparities–economic, cultural, philosophical–that have developed around data privacy and its impacts on society. Every time you shuffle through a line at the…

This story is part of The Privacy Divide, a series that explores the fault lines and disparities–economic, cultural, philosophical–that have developed around data privacy and its impacts on society. Every time you shuffle through a line at the…

Feb 7, 2019
This Fusion Technology Could Make Clean Energy Drastically Cheaper

Getty The most ambitious clean energy option — fusion, a lesser-known type of nuclear power that could one day put a near-limitless supply of electricity on the grid — has faced one big problem for years: It's expensive. The research is expensive.…

Getty The most ambitious clean energy option — fusion, a lesser-known type of nuclear power that could one day put a near-limitless supply of electricity on the grid — has faced one big problem for years: It's expensive. The research is expensive.…

Getty The most ambitious clean energy option — fusion, a lesser-known type of nuclear power that could one day put a near-limitless supply of electricity on the grid — has faced one big problem for years: It's expensive. The research is expensive.…

Jan 3, 2019
Artificial Intelligence That Helps Doctors Predict When Patients Will Die

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Our final days are difficult because they are infused with uncertainty: We don’t know which meal, conversation, embrace or even goodbye will be our last.…

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Our final days are difficult because they are infused with uncertainty: We don’t know which meal, conversation, embrace or even goodbye will be our last.…

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Our final days are difficult because they are infused with uncertainty: We don’t know which meal, conversation, embrace or even goodbye will be our last.…

Dec 11, 2018
That Sugar Rush Is All In Your Head

We've all heard of the "sugar rush." It's a vision that prompts parents and even teachers to snatch candy away from kids, fearing they'll soon be bouncing off the walls, wired and hyperactive. It’s a myth American culture has clung to for decades—and…

We've all heard of the "sugar rush." It's a vision that prompts parents and even teachers to snatch candy away from kids, fearing they'll soon be bouncing off the walls, wired and hyperactive. It’s a myth American culture has clung to for decades—and…

We've all heard of the "sugar rush." It's a vision that prompts parents and even teachers to snatch candy away from kids, fearing they'll soon be bouncing off the walls, wired and hyperactive. It’s a myth American culture has clung to for decades—and…

Oct 31, 2018
How old-school silicon could bring quantum computers to the masses

The path forward in quantum computing is unclear, but for big governments and a range of companies, the destination isn’t: quantum advantage, or quantum supremacy, the point at which a quantum computer can outperform a classical computer at a…

The path forward in quantum computing is unclear, but for big governments and a range of companies, the destination isn’t: quantum advantage, or quantum supremacy, the point at which a quantum computer can outperform a classical computer at a…

The path forward in quantum computing is unclear, but for big governments and a range of companies, the destination isn’t: quantum advantage, or quantum supremacy, the point at which a quantum computer can outperform a classical computer at a…

Oct 30, 2018
Can a drone save your life? Possibly

Bloomberg This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the Strengthening Rural Health Care For Older Adults Special Report. Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets…

Bloomberg This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the Strengthening Rural Health Care For Older Adults Special Report. Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets…

Bloomberg This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the Strengthening Rural Health Care For Older Adults Special Report. Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets…

Oct 16, 2018
Drone Ambulances to the Rescue

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets off on a weekend hike into the deep woods to a couple who…

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets off on a weekend hike into the deep woods to a couple who…

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets off on a weekend hike into the deep woods to a couple who…

Sep 4, 2018
Rainforests Are Fast Becoming a Laboratory for Cancer Drugs

Djaja D. Soejarto has been trekking through the rain forests of Laos and Vietnam for over two decades in search of cytotoxic molecules—the anticancer drugs of the future. It's a quest—a biological prospecting—that depends on carefully-crafted …

Djaja D. Soejarto has been trekking through the rain forests of Laos and Vietnam for over two decades in search of cytotoxic molecules—the anticancer drugs of the future. It's a quest—a biological prospecting—that depends on carefully-crafted …

Djaja D. Soejarto has been trekking through the rain forests of Laos and Vietnam for over two decades in search of cytotoxic molecules—the anticancer drugs of the future. It's a quest—a biological prospecting—that depends on carefully-crafted …

Aug 3, 2018
Black Women Suffer From Eating Disorders, Too

GlobalStock Pop culture tells us one thing about eating disorders: It’s a ‘white girl’ disease. From The Bachelor to Natalie Portman’s Nina in Black Swan to Lily Collins’ Ellen in To the Bone, eating disorders seem to only affect affluent white girls …

GlobalStock Pop culture tells us one thing about eating disorders: It’s a ‘white girl’ disease. From The Bachelor to Natalie Portman’s Nina in Black Swan to Lily Collins’ Ellen in To the Bone, eating disorders seem to only affect affluent white girls …

GlobalStock Pop culture tells us one thing about eating disorders: It’s a ‘white girl’ disease. From The Bachelor to Natalie Portman’s Nina in Black Swan to Lily Collins’ Ellen in To the Bone, eating disorders seem to only affect affluent white girls …

Jun 22, 2018
Should You Put a Camera in Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Room?

At some point during her stay in the memory care wing of a large, long-term facility in Hamilton Township, N.J., Marie Tykarski started to complain of pain. Getting to the bottom of what happened — understanding how and why she got hurt — took …

At some point during her stay in the memory care wing of a large, long-term facility in Hamilton Township, N.J., Marie Tykarski started to complain of pain. Getting to the bottom of what happened — understanding how and why she got hurt — took …

At some point during her stay in the memory care wing of a large, long-term facility in Hamilton Township, N.J., Marie Tykarski started to complain of pain. Getting to the bottom of what happened — understanding how and why she got hurt — took …

Apr 5, 2018
The Magnetic Therapy That Could Recover Your Memories

Shutterstock Try to recall a conversation without hearing it in your head. It’s difficult, because sound impacts our memory formation. That’s why we forget the milk at the store, and leave without the one thing we came for: we heard the instructions, …

Shutterstock Try to recall a conversation without hearing it in your head. It’s difficult, because sound impacts our memory formation. That’s why we forget the milk at the store, and leave without the one thing we came for: we heard the instructions, …

Shutterstock Try to recall a conversation without hearing it in your head. It’s difficult, because sound impacts our memory formation. That’s why we forget the milk at the store, and leave without the one thing we came for: we heard the instructions, …

Feb 5, 2018
For People Who Hate Loud Noises, There’s a New Therapy

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast Imagine sitting next to a bored stranger fidgeting with a pen. The room is silent, except for that pen. Quiet amplifies—it makes everything sound louder. Yet for people who suffer from misophonia, …

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast Imagine sitting next to a bored stranger fidgeting with a pen. The room is silent, except for that pen. Quiet amplifies—it makes everything sound louder. Yet for people who suffer from misophonia, …

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast Imagine sitting next to a bored stranger fidgeting with a pen. The room is silent, except for that pen. Quiet amplifies—it makes everything sound louder. Yet for people who suffer from misophonia, …

Jan 16, 2018
So You Might Actually Not Be Allergic to Penicillin

Photo Illustration by the Daily Beast If you say that you’re allergic to penicillin—a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that, for many bacterial infections, is still considered to be a “wonder drug”—your doctor won’t prescribe it. Once you write it on those …

Photo Illustration by the Daily Beast If you say that you’re allergic to penicillin—a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that, for many bacterial infections, is still considered to be a “wonder drug”—your doctor won’t prescribe it. Once you write it on those …

Photo Illustration by the Daily Beast If you say that you’re allergic to penicillin—a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that, for many bacterial infections, is still considered to be a “wonder drug”—your doctor won’t prescribe it. Once you write it on those …

Dec 24, 2017
HiRO the Drone Will Change Emergency Medical Treatment

Courtesy Italo Subbarao Shortly after five o’clock on a Sunday evening in February 2013, a severe EF4 tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Winds whirling up to 170 mph tore through town, warping what seemed solid and upending the …

Courtesy Italo Subbarao Shortly after five o’clock on a Sunday evening in February 2013, a severe EF4 tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Winds whirling up to 170 mph tore through town, warping what seemed solid and upending the …

Courtesy Italo Subbarao Shortly after five o’clock on a Sunday evening in February 2013, a severe EF4 tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Winds whirling up to 170 mph tore through town, warping what seemed solid and upending the …

Robot Chef Learns to Twirl Pizza Like a Pro

Pizza has a proud history of fueling late-night lab work, and scientists in Naples—an Italian city famous for its slice—have easy access to some of the world's tastiest take-out. But what inspires engineer Bruno Siciliano is not just that first bite …

Pizza has a proud history of fueling late-night lab work, and scientists in Naples—an Italian city famous for its slice—have easy access to some of the world's tastiest take-out. But what inspires engineer Bruno Siciliano is not just that first bite …

Pizza has a proud history of fueling late-night lab work, and scientists in Naples—an Italian city famous for its slice—have easy access to some of the world's tastiest take-out. But what inspires engineer Bruno Siciliano is not just that first bite …