The Future of Medicine Is Bespoke

July 03, 2020

There was a time when modern medicine was primitive. There were no antibiotics, so every infection took its own course, leading to decline in health. Hypertension and diabetes were largely untreatable. X-ray was new, and remedies had changed but little from medieval times. No one ever embarked on...

Social Distancing or the Danger of Life With Others

March 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to deconstruct and remodel the accepted behaviors of our culture as nations across the globe endeavor to artificially redefine everyday rules of their social life. For the first time since perhaps the arrival of the Black Death in 14th-century Europe, an entire...

How to Reboot an Infected Nervous System

November 09, 2019

Yes, the world seems less trustworthy every day. Politics is corrupted, science is corrupted, the law is corrupted, etc. Worst of all, education and the news are corrupted, so we can’t even know what’s true. It’s like John Wanamaker said a hundred years ago, “I know 30% of my ad budget is...

Why Addressing Social Factors Could Improve US Health Care

August 31, 2019

Health in the US is a tale of two starkly different realities. The better-off and well-connected are not only in a stronger position to receive care when they need it, but they also start off with advantages that have a tremendous effect on health — in housing, employment, stress levels, food...

Antibiotics Are Becoming Less Effective Due to Excessive Use

February 23, 2018

In his 1945 Nobel lecture, Alexander Fleming predicted that the improper use of antibiotics would cause future clinical failures. Penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, became known as the “miracle drug” for its instrumental role in the Second World War, when the Allied forces...

The Voices of the World

March 07, 2017

Training young minds to create a new global discourse that is diverse, deep and meaningful is the crying need of the hour. Climate change is a challenge facing the entire planet. Yet different countries have different perspectives even when they agree on the enormity of the challenge. The...

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