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How Health Nonsense Prevails - and What We Can Do About It

I spoke this week at the Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Michigan - both at a community forum, and in grand rounds for the medical staff - on my usual topics: the fundamental truths and luminous potential of diet and lifestyle as our medicines of choice. A colleague and friend in the audience captured on video a brief snippet in which I explain how nonsense about health routinely impersonates gospel. Of course, these days, nonsense on virtually every topic impersonates gospel - we are, after all, in the post-truth era. But let’s stick with health.

20 days

Entrepreneurial Sexual Dimorphism

It might sound intuitive, but, in nature, males have different biology than females. Scientists and clinicians call it sexual dimorphism. For example, severely injured women younger than 50 years of age have a survival advantage when compared with men of equal age and injury severity. Young men have a 27% greater chance of dying than women after trauma. Gender dimorphism affects the survival of patients after trauma.

23 days

How to Succeed in Healthcare

An overwhelming number of doctors, engineers and scientists don't have an entrepreneurial mindset. What's more, when they have an idea, they don't know what to do with it since they will not learn those competencies in their formal training. They just don't know how to innovate their way out of our sick care mess.

25 days

How to Close the Doctor-Patient Digital Divide

When it comes to eCare, patients are way ahead of their doctors. During the summer of 2015 Neilsen surveyed 5014 patients and 626 physicians. Among the specific results found are that while 36% of patients would like 24/7 access to telephone advice, only 14% currently have it.

26 days

Women in Healthcare

The highest paying jobs in the US are in tech, medicine and law. For the first time, there are more women in medical school than men, but only 30% of the physician workforce are women. 60% of pharmacists are women. However, women hold only 20% of tech jobs. Over one in three lawyers are women.

27 days

Healthcare: What are your Innovation IRR's?

When it comes to getting your employees (intrapreneurs), or the citizens of your country, to act like entrepreneurs, many have a hard time getting people to show up ready to play. Entrepreneurship is dropping in the US. In addition, some countries, like China, are mandating that products be increasingly made in their own country, like medical devices instead of importing them from the US and Europe. China may use incentives to encourage domestic hospitals to use Chinese-made medical devices as it looks to stimulate the local market and reduce soaring healthcare costs, a potential threat to the global firms who currently dominate the sector.