good: New Yorkers have the highest life expectancy in the nation. Why? They smoke less, walk more, and have more friends and neighbors. And because of a bunch of other reasons. Guess it’s time to put those “urban health penalty” myths to rest. Continue reading
Deepak Chopra: The physical bodies that you’re using to sit on these chairs, for example, aren’t the ones that you walked in with a little while ago. Even with one breath you take in 10 to the power of 22 atoms. An astronomical amount of raw material that ends up as your heart, brain and kidney cells, your neurons, your DNA. With each breath you … Continue reading
EMA. Breakfast. One of my favorite albums of the year. Continue reading
This assumption—that understanding a system’s constituent parts means we also understand the causes within the system—is not limited to the pharmaceutical industry or even to biology. It defines modern science. In general, we believe that the so-called problem of causation can be cured by more information, by our ceaseless accumulation of facts. Scientists refer to this process as reductionism. By breaking down a process, we … Continue reading Trials and Errors: Why Science Is Failing Us
I know I’ve debated with Jay before but if you know me, you know I think debate can be a healthy part of constructive discourse. I also think he’s doing something really important: He does SOMETHING. A comment made about my post about needing an intern. And, yes, that is my goal in life– to always do something that pushes healthcare for the better. And … Continue reading
Next month, we’ll be launching a new company, Sherpaa. I’m looking for a medical student who wants to learn a few things about starting a health company. You must be: tech savvy and can navigate your way around web apps entrepreneurially-minded in NYC curious ready to go ASAP Send me an email if you’re interested. Let’s talk. UPDATE: I found a really great intern. Thank … Continue reading I need an intern.
I spoke at Stanford a few months ago and one of the speaker’s gifts was sitting for a daguerreotype portrait. Continue reading