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Diet: Choosing How to Be Wrong

I am quite confident about the fundamental truths of diet for good health. I am quite confident because they are predicated on a massive aggregation of evidence of every description, spanning methods, populations, and decades. I am quite confident because I share these convictions with a veritable who’s who of leading experts, with predilections from vegan to Paleo, from all around the globe.

3 years

Factored Horizon of Healthcare's Future

A race to scale, competing upon clinical efficiency, the power of external influencers, and a future of lower consumer pricing. These are just a few of the coming trends and insight gleaned from Jacques Mulder, the US Health Sector Leader for EY.

3 years

Menopause, Hormone Replacement, and Mortality: A Research Reality Check

Perhaps you are in a hurry. If so, here’s the bottom line at the top: it turns out women can use hormone replacement to manage symptoms at menopause with, at worst, no adverse, long-term effect on the risk of mortality or any major chronic disease.

3 years

Ladies and Gentlemen, Now Entering Center Stage: Telemedicine !

Telehealth is screaming out with popularity. Venture funding continues to pour in, laws are more favorable, and many healthcare providers are implementing it at greater speed and breadth than ever before.

3 years

Behind Every Hard Case, There is a Hard Decision

Like most physicians, I could write a book about hard cases. Many of them bring back memories purposely suppressed only slightly below our subconscious. Cases of severe multi-organ trauma, child abuse, social discord, DIC with uncontrollable hemorrhage, complicated zebras, etc. Regardless of the complexity of the cases, difficult cases come with difficult decisions.

3 years

Science and Sense in a Post-Truth World: How Do We Know?

In my work and my world, I am dealing routinely with whiplash-inducing headlines about health, and nutrition in particular (“no, wait, fruits and vegetables are bad for us this week!”) that raise questions about science, sense, and knowledge. When whatever we think we know, however reliably we think we know it, is called into question so routinely, it begs the question: how do we know? 

3 years

Strokes of Unkind Fate

A crisis, it has been said, is a dangerous opportunity. One presumes that crises vary with regard to both. Some, no doubt, are more dangerous while providing less opportunity.