Your Returns Are Lifting Me Higher…

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I have often joked with friends that I have gone into the wrong area of investing as the perks are lame.  As a healthcare investor, I can get a free hearing aid or diabetes test whenever I want one, but who the hell wants something that just proves you’re old?  It’s the guys who invest […]

Crybaby!

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It’s nearly New Year’s Eve and if you are typical you will hear someone wish you a new year that brings good health. The promise of good health generally supposes that one will not get sick; in other words, that one will be able to prevent the onset of illness that might cramp ones style […]

Reply Hazy, Try Again

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Back in September 2010  I wrote about the controversies associated with home-based genetic testing companies and their products.  This topic remains much in the news, as the FDA has declared their intent to regulate these products and several companies have withdrawn from the direct-to-consumer market.  Reuters reported this week that in a survey of over […]

You're Not Hallucinating–There is a Snake in Your Bed

Stuffed and Unstable

As a healthcare venture capitalist, I see a lot of, shall we say, interesting ideas for how to treat patients. But today I really hit the jackpot in the “you’ve got to be kidding me” department. Unfortunately I didn’t see this in person, but on-line in a story that ran in the “Bad Ideas” (who […]

You’re Not Hallucinating–There is a Snake in Your Bed

Stuffed and Unstable

As a healthcare venture capitalist, I see a lot of, shall we say, interesting ideas for how to treat patients. But today I really hit the jackpot in the “you’ve got to be kidding me” department. Unfortunately I didn’t see this in person, but on-line in a story that ran in the “Bad Ideas” (who […]

The Shaman will see you now….

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Each day I receive a compilation email from the NY Times that lists all the articles about healthcare and medicine that are included in that day’s edition. I know, pretty lazy, but at least it enables me to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest medical topics deemed worthy of coverage by the Times …