In the last couple of weeks I have had two vigorous healthcare conversations that I am having trouble figuring out how to reconcile with each other. Both were related to how we best predict cardiovascular disease and both were incredibly compelling and engaging and involved super smart people – experts at the top of their […]
This Thanksgiving, after the obligatory watching of the Macy’s Day parade, I stayed tuned to watch the 2017 National Dog Show. I have mixed feelings about the dog show, I admit. On the one hand, it is a giant cute fest and I love the dogs, especially the Frenchie and the Sheepdog and who wouldn’t […]
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 […]
Finally, an effective medical use for drones. There has been a lot of talk about how to make drones useful in the medical realm. One of the most-reported uses is the real-time transport of defibrillators to places where patients are having heart attacks. There is much talk of the promise of drones in disaster relief […]
When Dr. Sachin Jain got the call to become Chief Medical Officer of Anthem’s highly-regarded CareMore Unit, he could hardly have feigned surprise. It must have seemed like the role to which he was destined: a physician leader in an innovative delivery system The challenge, he says, was finding one. The son of a physician, […]
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, […]
Sean Duffy was one of those kids building monumental Lego edifices when his friends were playing outside. He continued to progress on the building front until he broke ground on his latest endeavor, the establishment of Omada Health, a company that helps people reduce their risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes by employing a […]
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.