Across the world, half as many children died in 2012 as in 1990. That’s the biggest decline ever recorded. And hardly anyone knows about it! Bill Gates That’s amazing. The Gates Foundation is doing exceptional, truly world-changing work. It’s “the last mile” for clean water and vaccines.  Continue reading

I just got word that my dear friend, Bill Drenttel passed away today. I met Bill at a conference where we were both speaking and had an immediate connection as we chatted in the green room for a few hours. Bill invited me into his life and into the design world. He was the brains behind so many beautiful things and experiences we all see … Continue reading

A recent study in the British Medical Journal asked the following questions: What would happen if everyone over 50 were offered a statin like Lipitor, and 70% complied? What would happen if everyone over 50 were told to eat an apple a day (or one extra portion of some fruit) and 70% complied (and assuming no overall increase in calorie consumption)? Results: Statins would save … Continue reading

94% The proportion of doctors and lawyers who were white men in 1960.  Racism and sexism kept those professions homogenous, but it turns out less racism and sexism translates into better use of talent, more productivity, and actually creates economic growth. (via theweekmagazine) And, today, women comprise roughly 48% of medical students. We can give the boomers a hard time for making our economy unsustainable … Continue reading

livefrombklyn: my good friend jay commissioned me to design this poster for his company, sherpaa, a healthcare consultancy for businesses which helps companies spend their healthcare dollars wisely on both health insurance and healthcare usage. this poster will be used to encourage employees of sherpaa’s client companies to signup for and make use of sherpaa’s marvelous service (and it is marvelous, and frickin’ awesome. you should … Continue reading

From this weekend’s article in The Times, Enhanced Medical Care for an Annual Fee: In recent years, some of Dr. Goldberg’s patients have made unusual requests that he has obliged. In one instance, when a patient didn’t want to be seen having a colonoscopy, Dr. Goldberg closed his office for four hours to grant her more privacy. Another requested allergy shots at home and another … Continue reading