Jack Imaging Named a Semifinalist in the “Big C” Competition

Jack Powered by Nephosity

One of weSPARK’s partners, Jack Imaging, empowers individuals to manage imaging records securely online, allowing for greater engagement and communication with healthcare providers.

Jack Imaging, Nephosity’s online image sharing and collaboration platform, caters to any cancer patient who undergoes frequent medical imaging. Because of the program’s ability to offer a suite of tools for individuals to view and to store medical records, it allows them to easily share these images with healthcare providers. This program, based out of Los Angeles, enables individuals to easily manage and share their records securely online. Nephosity has already paired with 15 cancer support groups in the U.S.

Michael Pan, CEO of Nephosity, says that when running a pilot at Brigham Women’s Hospital, it was noticed that the largest pain point was experienced by patients who had to manually carry CDs from provider to provider. “We ensure that the patient records are available at the point of care, without the patient carrying CDs and paper records in a giant binder,” Pan says.

Recently, Jack Imaging has been selected as one of 168 semifinalists to move on to the second phase of the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s inaugural Big C competition, which aims to change the way the world lives with cancer. Now the image sharing platform will compete for one of 20 spots in the contest’s next round, the venture accelerator program. The competition will be a tough one, as the VP of marketing at the LIVESTRONG Foundation says that all 168 entries have to potential to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. “We’re so thrilled with the quality of the entries and are lucky to have so many entrepreneurs interested in helping cancer patients, survivors and caregivers,” Heather Wajer says.

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Out of the 168 entries, 20 will move on to the venture accelerator phase from July 14-September 15. At this time, contestants will be paired with cancer survivors and business mentors in order to turn their ideas into action. Five finalists will then be flown to Austin, Texas, on September 29, to present their innovations during the Ride for the Roses weekend. Sixty ventures will receive a total of $140,000 in funding, based on their innovations benefits to cancer patients and survivors. The Grand prize winner will receive $25,000.

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100 Happy Days

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Studies have shown that journaling or taking the time to remind yourself of what makes you happy, can actually make you healthier and happier. There is a social media trend right now called #100happydays. According to their website, 71% of people tried this challenge and failed quoting lack of time as the reason. That means we, as a collective society, have ran out of time to be happy.

Let’s take our happy back. Some of the staff at weSPARK are participating and we love it! We are challenging you to try it also….

It is simple, you can privately email them a picture every day or publicly post a picture a day on instagram, facebook or twitter. When you register you choose what hashtag you will use and how you choose to comunicate your happiness. It only takes a minute. Click here to register.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Despite the polar vortex disrupting much of the country, we are having pleasantly warm weather. It’s kind of confusing actually. This fat free, low calorie, easy to make frozen yogurt is just the type of thing I like to make and keep in my freezer for random warm February days. It makes six, under 100 calorie, servings and has a full days worth of vitamin C.

 

strawberry frozen yogurt

Ingredients


4 cups strawberries, hulled

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons orange juice

1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt

Directions


1. Place berries in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add sugar and orange juice; process for a few seconds. Add yogurt and pulse several times until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or overnight.

2. Pour the strawberry mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.

Note: If the fresh strawberries at the store look less than lovely, feel free to use frozen instead!

Recipe found online here

Loaded Scrambled Eggs

As a health professional and an avid breakfast lover, it is like nails on a chalkboard for me when people say that they regularly skip breakfast. Not only is it necessary for optimum brain function but to boost your metabolism, keep your skin, nails and hair healthy and a million other reasons. Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or filled with sugar. Some of the easiest recipes can be colorful, healthy and packed with a veggie and protein punch.

It is so easy! Need more protein? Mix in some lean meats or cottage or cheddar cheese! Need more grains? Serve it with quinoa or whole wheat toast!  Need more veggies? Saute some spinach, tomatoes, peppers or onions!

The recipe below is the super basic version from Real Simple, found here. But, make it your own and have fun!

 

loaded eggs

Ingredients

1  red onion, chopped

1  bell pepper, chopped

2  tablespoons  olive oil, plus more for serving

kosher salt and black pepper

8  large eggs, beaten

3  ounces  Cheddar, grated (about 3/4 cup)

1  cup  halved cherry tomatoes

1/3  cup  finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

bread, optional for serving

 

Directions

1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender, 12 to 14 minutes.

2. Add the eggs and cook, stirring frequently, until the eggs are just set, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the Cheddar and cook, stirring, until just melted, 1 to 2 minutes more.

3. Remove from heat and stir in the tomatoes and parsley.

4. Drizzle the bread with oil and serve alongside the eggs.

 

Tip

Stirring the cheese into the cooked eggs helps them retain the right consistency. The relatively cold cheese will stop the eggs from cooking and maintain the soft, scrambled texture.

World Cancer Day

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According to worldcancerday.org, World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we are focusing our messaging on the four myths above. In addition to being in-line with our global advocacy goals, these overarching myths leave a lot of flexibility for members, partners and supporters to adapt and expand on for their own needs.

weSPARK is proud to work towards Cancer Support, Prevention, Acceptance, Recovery and Knowledge!!!

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