Shopping and a Colonoscopy

You can’t watch CNBC for any period of time without seeing a piece on how America’s Malls are failing. According to Green Street Advisors about 15% of U.S. malls will fail or be converted into non-retail space within the next 10 years and that number is growing every year. If you ask retail consultant Howard…

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Real cost of eating well

“Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” or “Der Mensch ist, was er ißt.” High school lessons failing you? OK, here are the translations: “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are” and “man is what he eats.” The English version of this phrase actually…

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Magic Behind the Curtain

  In the last few blogs I have tried to outline what I think the biggest challenges for Healthcare are. The most significant of which is cultural, not political. How in the world of convenience and rapid self-gratification do we get people to deal with doing the right things for their health? Every 30 seconds,…

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Eye of the Beholder

Do the Right Thing In 1588, the English dramatist John Lyly per phrases.co.uk, in his ‘Euphues and his England’, wrote: “…as neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote.” By 1741 Benjamin Franklin, in ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’, this had simplfied…

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How Did We Get So Fat And Is There Hope?

While I will be writing on Forbes mostly about the technology and the Human Internet of Things (HIoT) in health and wellness, I thought it was really important to get at the fundamental reasons we are so fat. Earlier, I wrote an article “Four fundamental shifts required for improved population health” in which I mentioned that…

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To Consumers, Today’s Healthcare Approach Is Like Getting Stuck On Mars

In healthcare, consumers are once removed from not just payment, but also decision-making. In spite of this disintermediation, health and wellness is innately individual. In parallel, consumer adoption of health and wellness related technology is soaring. It begs the question: As digital health approaches critical mass, who will lead the charge for healthcare consumerization and…

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