Graying America

As my anatomy professor used to say, aging is inevitable and beautiful. But, to ensure we age beautifully, we need the right people to help us—which is the big problem. While the population of adults 65 and older continues to grow, the population of geriatricians—physicians specialized in caring for the complex needs of older adults—isn’t…

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Outside the Huddle #137

1) Was the Amyloid Hypothesis Wrong? You’ve probably heard of Biogen’s unsuccessful Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm. Well, it turns out some of the original research showing that amyloid proteins (the target of Aduhelm) play a role in Alzheimer’s might have been fabricated. According to the investigation, a scientist copied gel lines from gel electrophoresis studies, making…

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Hope for Lower Drug Prices

Democratic leaders agreed on a $433 billion spending package to combat climate change and lower healthcare costs. While the legislation isn’t approved just yet, it’s a significant step in the right direction to address climate change and curb rising healthcare costs.  The Deets  The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 tackles three healthcare areas: climate change, drug pricing…

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Health Care in College Sucks

New digital health startup Caraway raised $10.5 million to revamp health care on college campuses for the Gen Z women+ population. This is great news since health care on campuses is notoriously awful. Caraway will leverage technology to make all-encompassing health care accessible for college students who, conveniently, are always using their smartphones.  The Deets  Caraway spun…

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Outside the Huddle #136

1) Premium Hikes in 2023 Insurers on the ACA Marketplace are prepping to increase premiums on average 10% next year. Inflation and impending policy changes influence such premium hikes. 2) Buy vs. Build in Healthcare Rik Renard dives into the thought processes around building a feature or outsourcing it. He touches on the Steve Jobs…

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Heat Waves

Western Europe experienced an unprecedented heat wave. Fires ensued, high ozone levels exacerbated respiratory illnesses and airport runways melted. Is this a one-off occurrence? Absolutely not. The Deets In Western Europe, places that considered 80 degrees to be “hot” dealt with temperatures well over 100 degrees. As I write this article in my NYC apartment, it’s 95 degrees…

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