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The Internet of Medical Things Challenges

Each day, more and more things get connected, creating an event bigger and bigger smart world creating more and more data that makes us more and more vulnerable to cyberattacks and intrusions.

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It’s Not Just About the Pap – Why Women Should See Their Gynecologist

Some days, work frustrates me. Yes, we all have our frustrations. Maybe the traffic is slow and you get to work late. Maybe you spill your coffee on your work clothes as you walk into your office. Maybe someone calls in sick and you are short of help at work. But my frustration has to do with not being able to properly care for my patients. This frustration lies in the misconception that women should only go see their gynecologist if they need a Pap smear.

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How to Improve MedTech

Like all sick care industries, The $379B MedTech indutsry is feeling the impact of the tsumani of sick care change. Veritical integraton is but one trend being driven by the need to come up with system solutions in a risk sharing environment, not just gadgets.

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SickWork and Office Space

WeWork now claims the accomplishment of being the number one occupier of office space in Manhattan based on square footage. The Wall Street Journal first reported this news noting the flexible co-working space provider leases 5.3 million square feet of office space. WeWork says with its lease of 258,344 square feet at 21 Penn Plaza  it has topped the 5.2 million square feet of office space that JPMorgan Chase owns or rents. WeWork became the largest private occupier of office space in London and Washington, DC, earlier this year.

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Is there a US Doctor Brain Drain?

We read and hear a lot about why doctors are so grumpy. But, are doctors really leaving clinical practice at higher rates compared to the past? Are they just talking, or are they really telling people to take this white coat and shove it? And, what happens when the increasing numbers of employed white coats get the pink slips?

7 months

Modern Medicine and Maladies of Evidence

I won’t name any names, but I just read that a former science editor at a major, global publication has concluded that science advocacy is boring, and that she would now prefer to “slaughter the sacred cows” of conviction. Leaving aside the somewhat brutal image, and the potential innocence and genuine sacredness of the cows in question, we may simply note that acquiring conviction born of science generally takes years, even decades. Disparaging it just takes a news cycle, innuendo, and a bit of click-bait.

7 months

The Gluten Dilemma

I hear more and more stories of family and friends discovering they are gluten intolerant. You will be surprised how many people suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine.

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