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Junk Food: from Confusion, to Clear and Simple Truth

I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by a study on junk food, generating headlines such as: “Junk Food Not to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic.” I was startled because my wife, an expert cook and mother of 5, has become very knowledgeable about nutrition over the years in her own right; because she is highly intelligent; and because she is embarrassingly well educated, with a PhD in neuroscience from Princeton. In other words, if she’s confused, everybody’s confused. That’s why I was concerned.

3 months

Helping Patients Navigate Cancer With The Power And Simplicity of Waze

Cancer is a journey. And a difficult one at that. From diagnosis to treatment, the navigation of this disease is complicated for all stakeholders. Patients and caregivers often find the complexities and logistics of care practically insurmountable and the ensuing difficulties may directly compromise clinical care and outcomes.

3 months

What Materials Are Hazardous to Our Health?

The term hazardous waste is quite broad and deals with materials of all shapes and sizes. Biological waste, for example, such as blood or bodily fluids is one type of waste, albeit organic. Other substances and chemicals may also be considered just as hazardous, from something more simple like a cleaning solution or bug spray to more severe nuclear and radiation waste.

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Food is Medicine

Food is medicine, the best there is- assuming we get it right. The idea is far from new; Hippocrates famously espoused it. The idea is not new in the realm of research, either, including the variety of research generally most revered (at times for better, at times for worse): the randomized controlled trial. We have randomized trials to show that high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, dyslipidemia, and coronary artery disease – just to name a few- can be treated with diet (and, at times, other lifestyle interventions) as effectively as with state-of-the-art pharmacotherapy.

3 months

Which Sicktech Event Should You Attend?

Sicktech is the interface of biomedical and clinical sick care entrepreneurs (sickcare professionals or otherwise) with investors and other stakeholders.

3 months

Here's How Astronauts Practice in Zero Gravity on Earth

Astronauts go through months and years of training before they ever make it to outer space. This training teaches them how to survive in the harsh and sometimes alien environments that they encounter in orbit. All of this training takes place here on Earth — including preparation for living and working in zero gravity. How can astronauts learn how to live in zero-g while still under our planet's gravitational pull?

4 months

The Big Fix Update: Changing Sickcare to Healthcare

"The US Healthcare System" is a misnomer. In fact, we have instead a sick care system of systems (public and private systems and subsystems, like the VA, the Indian Heath Service and the Department of Defense) that masquerades as a healthcare system and offers variable access, cost, quality and experience to those in different economic strata and those who work in them. Few connect with each other despite billions of dollars spent trying. The sickcare SOS is in trouble.