A new study was recently published suggesting that sugar, not obesity, causes diabetes. The data is as convincing as the 1960s studies that link cigarettes to lung cancer: For every 12 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverage introduced per person per day into a country’s food system, the rate of diabetes goes up 1 percent.  The study controlled for poverty, urbanization, aging, obesity and physical activity. It … Continue reading

We’re really looking for students that are innovative, that think out of the box,” Charney says, “the Zuckerbergs of the world that would go into medicine instead of [creating] Facebook. New York Medical School Widens Nontraditional Path For Admissions : NPR This is exactly what I was talking about in my TED talk. Creative, outside-the-box thinkers are crucial in redefining healthcare and making it sustainable. … Continue reading

sherpaa: How is Sherpaa different from a primary care doctor? That’s a question we’re always asked at Sherpaa. Sherpaa is your guide and advocate throughout your entire healthcare experience. We are: accessible, local, well-networked doctors who communicate via email and phone who will treat you when appropriate and/or guide your entire healthcare experience from beginning to end Our doctors are salaried. They are paid for … Continue reading

Moves is disrupting Fitbit, the Fuelband, and all those other nonsensical gadgets.  I’ve been using Moves for about 2 weeks now and I really, really love it. It’s an app that essentially functions as a pedometer and runs in the background tracing where you’ve been throughout the day and measuring your steps.  It is not some goofy thing I have to wear on my wrist or … Continue reading

Are you in your twenties? Are you an entrepreneur? Have you been told by your friends, your advisors, and your professional peers that now is your time to build your own life and not worry about things like settling down and having children — especially if you’re a female entrepreneur? It makes sense, right? This is the only time in your life when you have … Continue reading

shortformblog: C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General, key figure in AIDS crisis, dies at 96 Here’s Dr. Koop, discussing the AIDS crisis. Koop, who was one of the most high-profile Surgeon Generals in U.S. history, died Monday at 96. Koop, as he mentions above, was known for his role in informing the public during the AIDS crisis. ”I stepped into a job that nobody gave me. I … Continue reading

About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled … Continue reading