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I’ve been working on a business model for a new initiative for some time now, and as part of the process I have looked at other business models that are already in place. As I was reviewing the health care model, the idea came to me that it may be almost p
KenJaques 24.02.2017 0 5989

What’s up with placebo effect and do we embrace it? What is placebo effect? What is nocebo effect? Placebo Effect The placebo effect describes a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of
KenJaques 23.08.2017 0 163539

Are you an empowered patient? Do you see how empowered patients (and health care practitioners that encourage their patients to become empowered) will heal the healthcare system? At the risk of screaming too loudly, here is my overriding thought. The empo
KenJaques 17.11.2017 0 2582

There have been some interesting reactions to a couple of recent articles regarding misinformation and distrust, authored by Professor Timothy Caulfield here (Pseudoscience and Covid-19 ...) and here (now more than ever we must fight misinformation). All
KenJaques 30.04.2020 0 1566

The “sides” are supercharged and it does not appear that there is an end in sight. Is it all out war, or is there room for a peaceful solution? The ultimate goal in sharing a post like this is with the intent to bring two sides together in an attempt to
KenJaques 28.03.2017 0 90928

There is a war taking place. The target is Integrative Medicine, and the losers are the patients of the healthcare system as well as the healthcare system itself. The Winners are those that are making (bucketloads of) money off of the patients that find th
KenJaques 06.12.2019 0 7722

Today is March 17th, 2020. Covid-19 is dominating all of our thoughts or at least almost all. Today I'm choosing to be kind, choosing to try to be an agent of change. I'm hurting. I am a patient in the Healthcare system, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthriti
KenJaques 18.03.2020 0 11062

{Editor: Thanks Andrew for sharing your story so that others can hear} Seventeen years ago, I missed out on an opportunity to learn. A group of us were having our blood pressure taken as part of a routine screening and I was flagged for extra monitoring.
KenJaques 24.03.2020 0 914

Preamble: I was part of a discussion last week where the opening tweet to a thread labeled (mis-labeled?) a group of people as TROLLS. Needless to say, the reaction predictably triggered an immediate, vitriolic response. That is not the intent of this blog
KenJaques 12.06.2022 0 75

Social media is a powder keg, just waiting to explode. Lockdowns. Vaccine mandates. Masks on kids. Firing and loss of privileges for medical professionals. On all of these topics, there is actually some reasonable discussion happening, and the science is e
KenJaques 07.12.2021 0 507