Michaeli

Ayn Rand. 1957. The prophetess of "ethical egoism"

The Randian Country

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April 13, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Health care & health policy, Michaeli, Patient Safety, Psychology & behavior, Violence and violence prevention:

This is a tale of two Rands (Ayn Rand & Rand Paul) and how the theory of Economic Man impacts healthcare.

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Sting in his heyday

How did Sting find his long-lost muse?

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March 24, 2014

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By Dov Michaeli In his column in the NYT, David Brooks relates a story about the rock star Sting’s appearance at the recent TED conference… Read More ›

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How does exercise benefit the body?

How does exercise benefit the body?

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March 18, 2014

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Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Exercise & fitness, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Sports and Health:

By Dov Michaeli There is very little that we, the crown jewel of evolution, have to be envious of lower mammals. Or so we keep… Read More ›

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The little molecule that could: the story of BAIBA

The little molecule that could: the story of BAIBA

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January 27, 2014

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Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Exercise & fitness, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Sports and Health:

By Dov Michaeli Volumes upon volumes of research articles have been published on the effects of exercise on health. It is common knowledge that exercise… Read More ›

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Dov Michaeli MD, PhD is author of The Doctor Weighs In (On Everything)

Unintended Consequences of Increased Minimum Wage

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January 15, 2014

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Food and nutrition, Health care & health policy, health disparities, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

By Dov Michaeli I don’t think there is a convincing moral argument against providing a living wage for full time work, “moral hazard”-type arguments notwithstanding.… Read More ›

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Could you predict your marital satisfaction?

Could you predict your marital satisfaction?

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December 9, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Family and kids, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

By Dov Michaeli The short answer is: Yes, if you just paid attention. Attention to what? Read on. A group of psychologists studied something that… Read More ›

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Want to Live Long? Hook Up With a Young One

Want to Live Long? Hook Up With a Young One

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November 17, 2013

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cardiovascular, Cognition & the brain, Medicine: wellness & disease, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, RESEARCH:

By Dov Michaeli Now, all you dirty old men as well as members of the PC Police – relax! I know what your fevered imagination… Read More ›

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Fake Supplements: Who is Responsible?

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November 10, 2013

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Food and nutrition, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals:

By Dov Michaeli An article published in the October 11, 2013 issue of BMC Journal (BMC Medicine 2013, 11:222) should deal a fatal blow to an industry rife with fraud:… Read More ›

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Dov Michaeli MD, PhD is author of The Doctor Weighs In (On Everything)

Can Critical Thinking be Taught?

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October 30, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

When reporters ask “is it good or bad?” to force a simple answer to a complex question, it reinforces our natural tendency to form come to easy conclusions instead of applying critical thinking. It may conserve the brains energy, but the outcomes are not always what we might hope for.

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Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth

Vaulting Ambition

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October 27, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Genes & genomics, Michaeli, Violence and violence prevention:

By Dov Michaeli Just walked out of a spectacular performance of Macbeth by the National Theater of London, with the title role played (and co-directed)… Read More ›

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