The problem with pharmaceutical medicine is that you only get to treat people when they’re sick. Well, unless you identify a bunch of indicators that they might get sick one day, and treat those. All you have to do is scare the
In the 1900s infectious diseases were rampant in New York City because New Jersey, just across the Hudson River, was basically a swamp that bred mosquitos. Every summer, the mosquitos would just fly across the river and start infecting people with malaria
“Physicians think they are doing something for you by labelling what you have as a disease” – Immanuel Kant You go to the doctor and say: “Hey doc, my heart hurts!” And the doc says, “I know what that’s caused by! You’ve
In much of the communication literature they say that we communicate to meet our needs, and that effective communication is communication that successfully meets needs. What they tend to mean by needs are things we universally tend to value like comfort, love,
In 2008 the state of Oregon inadvertently ran a randomized health insurance experiment regarding Medicaid. They decided they had just enough money in their annual budget to give Medicaid health insurance coverage to an additional 10,000 citizens, randomly assigned via a lottery.