Some people are using the pandemic to explore all the ice cream flavors. Some are using it as a way to avoid street clothing (honestly, I haven’t put real shoes on in 7 months). And some of us are reaching down deep and finding a level of thoughtfulness and productivity that I don’t quite know […]
Latest from the Tech Tonics Podcast: Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD: Where Curiosity Meets Compassion
Stanford professor Kari Nadeau lives the life, some would say the dream, of what Judah Folkman has called the inquisitive physician, integrating her deep knowledge of chemistry, her experience in biotech drug development, and her clinical acumen and deeply-felt compassion for patients to bring the best of medicine and science to children and adults with […]
Dear God No, Not the Bourbon
It has been a terrible week when it comes to news. Yeah, yeah, there’s all that Russia stuff, but what’s got my underwear in a bundle are two headlines that actually have the potential to be life changing from a health perspective (my health anyway): US bourbon producers warn of financial damage if EU retaliates […]
You Must Be Butter, ‘Cuz You’re On a Roll – A Public Service Announcement!
Given all the swirling negativity around healthcare, politics and media, I felt that it was my duty to provide the public service of giving people a way to be happy again. I mean seriously, there has to be some reason to keep on keepin’ on during these difficult times, right? Since our collective national depression […]
I Want a New Drug
I want a new drug One that won’t spill One that don’t cost too much Or come in a pill -Huey Lewis & The News, I Want a New Drug Over the last several days I have seen numerous articles and had numerous conversations about treatment and prevention approaches meant specifically to replace FDA-approved pills […]
Dr. Facebook –Science That Makes You Smile
They Call it “Stuffing” for a Reason
Like all of us here in America, I’m just coming back from Thanksgiving weekend. I know Thanksgiving is supposed to be about the Pilgrims and being grateful and all that (at least that’s how we learn it in school), but fundamentally I think it has devolved into a holiday where we say, “oh to hell […]
New Tech Tonics Podcast: Jane Sarasohn Kahn and the Economics of Healthcare Consumers
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn’s mother was named Polly. Polly was diagnosed in 1971 with leukemia treated with the current state of medieval medicine and told she would not live long. But armed with a well-equipped librarian, some cooperative doctors and Adelle Davis’ book Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit, she found her way to 7 more happy, […]
It’s National Healthy Eating Day: #ShowUsYourPeanuts!
The American Heart Association has declared this coming Wednesday, November 5th National Healthy Eating Day. On this day you are supposed to we encourage eat only foods and beverages that are high in nutrients and low in sugar, sodium and saturated and trans fats. And it’s good timing for a day like this if you are only planning on having only one. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the twelve days of Christmas Cookies will soon follow. That gives you a minimum of 13 National Crappy Eating Days, all sanctioned and promoted by community, religion and our food and beverage industry.
Uncle Sam Wants You…to Lose a Few
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