“Rob (@mtnspring) is onto something here”:https://twitter.com/#!/mtnspring/status/173485019560558592. Health insurance is a huge lock-in for corporations. If an employee has a family, and/or ongoing health concerns, it is very hard for them to walk away into the morass of COBRA, pre-existing conditions, […]
It’s increasingly obvious that powers-that-be in football at all levels have to make some changes to protect players from head trauma. MEMS-based accelerometers are obviously super cheap now; why aren’t these in every football helmet made, along with necessary processing […]
* “If air travel was like health care”:http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/st_20090926_4826.php * “Value added by universities”:http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/09/value-added-by-universities.html. Interesting way to rank
Having spent way too much time with healthcare providers, insurance companies, etc, in the last 4 years, I certainly support change. Almost any change, change for change’s sake, is worth trying, because the system is not very satisfying right now. […]
Random posts that have caught my eye recently: * The VC Math Problem — excellent discussion of the “macroeconomics” of the VC asset class. * What to fear. The truth about what is going to kill you. The sensationalist news […]
Player safety? Bah…. (Blogging the Buckeyes). Not only do we not pay these kids, but we don’t protect them as well as we protect football-playing adults. That is pretty sad.
Toward the end of the dentist drill? — I grew up with a great family dentist but since adulthood my experiences have not been as good, and I sure hope that technologies like this come to fruition. I hope a […]
* “Plato and a Platypus walk into a bar”:amazon by Cathcart and Klein. Philosophy lite. A diverting bathroom book, no more. * “The Alchemist”:amazon by Paulo Coelho. A parable about being true to your dreams. Simplistic. And so kind of […]
Common cooking spice shows promise in combating diabetes and obesity | Science Blog — I need to learn more about ayurvedic medicine
Hurray. I hate canker sores.
* Switch Between Your Gmail Accounts — hmm this has been an impediment to spawning more accounts * Paypal toolbar gens one-off credit card numbers — always liked the one-off credit card idea; at one point some ecommerce sites didn’t […]
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Squash, winter, acorn, cooked, baked, with salt — great site for detailed nutrional analysis of any food product.
Mayo Clinic: Gastroenterology and hepatology options and information at mayoclinic.org — recommended if you really really need some help. Everyone we met in the gastro department was top notch, very patient-focused.
I have no idea how good the database is behind this tool — Check Interactions – DrugDigest — but a nice idea.
Great source of data on makeup of various food products — NutritionData’s Nutrition Facts Calorie Counter
* The blockbuster bestseller is dying. “…the evidence shows we are moving away from a winner-take-all society, not toward it” * Solar powered flickering candles. Ordered for Halloween * Great lens guidance from bob and rich. I now know infinitely […]
Eric recommend “Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever”:amazon by Kurweil and Grossman. Interesting read. The high level recos make a lot of sense and are not particularly new — eliminate sugars and processed carbs from the diet, […]
Among other reasons, we’ve been learning lots of new medical vocabulary in our household: clostridium difficile, celiac disease, lymphocytic colitis, flagyl, budesonide, not to mention tamiflu and telithromycin. Not all this was eventually important to know but it has been […]
Great pointer on marginal revolution to a discussion of earthquake survival — basically asserting that the duck and cover strategy is a sure way to get killed, instead you want to huddle next to massive objects. Makes a lot of […]