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AI’s Role and Reputation in Post-Corona Society

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All things pass, including corona. But not before shaping our future and accelerating trends that were already under way. Corona has forced us to undertake unprecedented social experiments - from super surveillance over new...
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Cannabinoids and The Search For A Cure To Advanced Cancer Pain

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Cancer pain can have a devastating impact on the quality of life of patients. Out of the 6.6 million cancer-related deaths worldwide, over 40-91% of patients report severe pain during the course of their...
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Understanding the ground robots and other intelligent systems that come to humanity’s aid during...

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Currently, with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, most patients in hospitals across the world are at high risk of getting seriously ill with the virus. Patients with weak immune systems, pre-existing conditions, and old-age are advised to...
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Can Startups Disrupt Medical Errors?

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Primum non nocere -- Latin for “first, do no harm” has been enshrined by the medical practice since the times of the Hippocratic Oath. Unfortunately erring is part of the human condition and despite...
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Stark’s law, corporate safe-harbor in contradiction of impartiality to physician decree

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Bribery and its formalized version; the kickback practice under the current definition is undoubtedly among the most unethical live out ever been committed by humankind. It will probably stay that way for generations to...
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How Startups Can Help Fix Our Broken Healthcare Infrastructure — The Unbundling Of The...

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A pandemic exposes the flaws in our society, healthcare very much included. While meaningful improvements require all 5 Ps -- Payors, Providers, Patients, Pharma, Policy-Makers -- startups can help. Big time. Entrepreneurs by definition...
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Who wants to live forever?

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Aging, longevity and the longevity market Aging For hundred of years, philosophers and scientists have tried to wrap their heads around the manifold wonders of aging. Aristotle — the originator of the scientific study of life — had also a...
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Healthcare Too Cheap to Meter

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“When the apocalypse comes, everyone will be on their own to buy healthcare.” Dave “ePatient” DeBronkart dropped this casually into a phone call. I had to ask about the apocalypse. “It’s when the system collapses...
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Verticalization Of Healthcare == Opportunities For Startups

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Aug 10, 2020: More hospital consolidation is expected post-pandemic Jul 6, 2020: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Withstands COVID-19 Slump Jun 22, 2020: After pandemic-induced delays, healthcare deals should speed up Headlines like these exemplify the ongoing...
Medical Care

Is Self-Care Medical Care?

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Health is personal- It’s by far the most sacred lifetime asset of a person’s despite knowing it will come into an end, yet thrives to cherish it through what life is willing to put...
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The Next Era of Tech

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Quantum Computing. It seems like that is the BIGGEST buzzword after artificial intelligence. However, a lot of the resources I used to try to understand the concepts of quantum computing were difficult to understand quickly....
healthcare logistics

U.S. Endorsed Screening for Illicit Drug Use – A Hasty Move with Feeble Import

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Screening for illicit drug use; endorsement of the U.S. preventive services task force: merit of staggering data security— A hasty move with probable feeble import The investigation of a medical problem with a methodical survey,...
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Can Primary Care sustain Quality Healthcare for All?

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A comparative analysis in the context of developed; and developing states Primary care medicine was established to provide essential treatment for common medical problems. It is primarily the modern version of a concept introduced based...
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Lessons From A Stroke — Can We Choose Our Way Into Better Healthcare?

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On Sunday July 5, 2020 my father had a hemorrhagic stroke that greatly paralyzed his right side and speech. He is a 78-year old who eats healthy, exercises regularly, had gone regularly for medical...
Healthcare

Defensive Medicine is a Symptom, not a Disease

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We are living through an increasingly litigious ecosphere. Patients expect better from their physicians, demand more from their administrations, and, most of all, rely extensively on their consumeristic predispositions. Consequently, governments raise the bar...
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Life Sciences Logistics: What’s Driving the Deals?

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The healthcare logistics market is booming. On July 15, healthcare logistics powerhouse Marken announced three acquisitions. Austria-based HETO, Hungary-based Der Kurier, and Italy-based HRTL all agreed to sell. Marken, in turn, was previously acquired by...
Coronavirus

Coronavirus epidemic; beyond Socio-political rhetoric

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An intimate insight into the chronology of emerging infectious diseases For the past few decades, we all have contemplated the increasing focus of emerging as well as re-emerging infectious diseases. Or in the least, we...
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The Silver Lining for Clinical Trials During the Pandemic

Located in major medical centers, clinical trials all but halted during the pandemic, but a new approach has given birth to the trials. He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who...
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Alma-Ata Declaration of ’Health for all’: A generation old quest with trivial conquest

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Health is the most precious asset of every human being, as we all endure the right to live in a full state of bodily, mental, social harmony without the pain and suffering. But, as...
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Adapting to the Data Demands of Healthcare — What’s Needed?

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In recent years, data-driven tools have been nothing short of revolutionary for the healthcare sector. With smart, IoT-powered health tech, patients with chronic conditions now have more control over their day-to-day care and health...