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Is Digital Health Snake Oil?

Some think digital health is snake oil, i.e. a product that is deceptively advertised or promoted to do something that it has not been proven to do. After all, mobile medical apps don't come with package inserts and that cotton stuffed in the bottle.

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Trauma Today, Pathology Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow... of Children, Forests, and Fire

Much of my clinical career was devoted to integrative medicine. This is not the time and place to wrestle under control every nuance of an often-fraught definition for such practice, but I can readily characterize the why, what, and how as I experienced them. 

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How to Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Industry, in general, keeps the country — and the world — running, but there are side effects to these advances, including the generation of hazardous waste. What is classified as hazardous waste, why do we create it, and how can businesses in the UK and EU dispose of it safely?

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You Can Run from the Business of Medicine, But You Can't Hide

Not too long ago, I was asked to talk to a group of 4th year medical students about physician innovation and entrepreneurship and the business of biomedicine and care delivery. I asked the roughly 50 people in the audience how many intended to go into private practice or work for a private group. One lone hand sheepishly pierced the air. When asked why, student loans and not wanting to "mess with all that practice management and business stuff" topped the list.

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Sickcare: Think Big, Start Small, Stay Small

Sickcare is a mess and needs help badly. Many sickcare and non-sickcare entrepreneurs think they have the solutions. Few, in fact, will get across the finish line. There are many reasons why:

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Is Joy Possible? Finding Your Purpose Through Active Living

Do you believe joy is possible? Many people I work with feel they passively exist without joy. Depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. may initially cause this, but then it is perpetuated by a lack of engagement in life. People do better when they are actively living. In the last post, we talked about what is the meaning of life and finding your purpose in life. Today we will talk about ideas to get started increasing engagement and enjoyment even if you aren’t feeling well. Active living can kickstart positive feelings and bring in new clarity about life purpose and meaning.

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Why is Innovation Execution So Hard?

If innovation starts with mindset and practicing entrepreneurial habits, it will end without proper execution. By now you have probably heard these quotes about execution or have an aspirational poster of one in your employee lounge posted next to your company mission statement.