Category Archives: Health Care

Do you know the age of your child? (Toward the biomarkers of childhood)

How often, when taking an over-the-counter drug, did you read the following note on the label: “adults and children 12 years of age and over: one tablet; children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor”? Pretty often, I guess. And … Continue reading

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All Innovation Is Local

I like this phrase: all politics is local. Ascribed to the late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill this phrase means that all political decisions, regardless of their purpose and scale, must take into account the interests … Continue reading

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A silver bullet that was not

There are lies, damned lies and statistics Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a horrible illness. A progressive neurodegenerative disorder that destroys memory, abstract thinking and cognitive function, it’s the most common cause of dementia in humans, affecting as many as five … Continue reading

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Customer Service

(This post originally appeared on Forward Metrics) A new buzzword is coming into vogue in the media: the consumerization of healthcare. Pundits define this term as a shift in the way the healthcare industry operates: from the traditional B2B mode to … Continue reading

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