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October 29, 2015
Posted by Mark Scrimshire

There is a perfect storm brewing, one that will drastically reshape Healthcare. The change will come more slowly than many hope but far faster than anyone imagined. For too long healthcare has treated the patient as an object rather than a person. Treatments have been focused on symptoms and not causes […]

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October 21, 2015
Posted by Scott Rupp

There is almost nothing I’m certain of except that life is an uncertain thing and that it seems to change a lot. Even in the most predictable of settings, even the minutest changes in detail can have a lasting and overwhelming effect on nearly everything in its atmosphere. In healthcare, a space seemingly immune to the status quo, things seem to get a whole lot more complicated […]

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Medicine    October 14, 2015
Posted by Shelly Fan

In 2001, a team of neurologists at UC San Diego began testing a highly experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The process sounds far more sci-fi than science: Using tiny pieces of skin taken from the backs of eight patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the team isolated a long-living type of connective tissue cells. Then — using […]

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Medicine    October 1, 2015
Posted by Patricia Salber

I am so pleased to be participating in the Fred Alger Management “Think Further” program that, this year, is focusing on disruptive technologies that will impact healthcare in the next 5 to 10 years.  What I particularly like about the projection into the near future is that it means that many of these technologies are […]

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Medicine    September 29, 2015
Posted by Alan Kotok

The frustration of the physicians come through, piercing the structured format of a scientific journal. In July 2015, 118 oncologists at leading medical centers and cancer research institutes in the U.S. wrote in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings that the rising cost of cancer drugs “is causing harm to patients with cancer and their families.” […]

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