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Thoughts and Action

The Gummy Bear Effect

I had my first experience with placebos when I was very young. This is one of my very first memories. Whenever I had a minor injury as a child, my mother would place a Haribo® Gummy Bear on the boo-boo, the site of pain. She would tell me that “this gummy bear helps... read more

Quantifying the Self

In 2000 I started an experiment in self-quantification with the goal to empower patients. Empowered patients are the key to more effective care. Our health care system delivers the most advanced treatments in the world, but it is relatively weak in Continuity of Care.... read more

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