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Curious about many things, some of which I write about — usually health care, innovation, technology, or public policy. Never stop asking “why” or “why not”!

Maybe you, like me, are an Olympics fan (in my case: Summer Games, track & field). Most Americans look forward eagerly for the Super Bowl, while the rest of the world (and, increasingly, many in the U.S.) are waiting for the World Cup. But too few of us are aware…


Tincture may be (mostly) on a hiatus, but we highlight some non-Tincture COVID-19 and other interesting articles that founder Jordan Shlain and editor Kim Bellard thought you should see.

Jordan’s Takeaways

Plastics are killing you, your family and your friends. Get them out of your house if you can! Deaths…


The Tom Cruise TikTok deepfakes last spring didn’t spur me into writing about deepfakes, not even when Justin Bieber fell so hard for them that he challenged the deepfake to a fight. When 60 Minutes covered the topic last night., …


Tincture may be (mostly) on a hiatus, but we highlight some non-Tincture COVID-19 and other interesting articles that founder Jordan Shlain and editor Kim Bellard thought you should see.

Jordan’s Takeaways

1 in 3 covid patients have at least one long term Covid symptom. How many vaccinated patients do? This…


You know we’re living in the 21st century when people are 3D printing chicken and cooking it with lasers. They had me at “3D printing chicken.”

An article in NPJ Science of Food explains how scientists combined additive manufacturing (a.k.a, 3D printing) of food with “precision laser cooking,” which achieves…


Tincture may be (mostly) on a hiatus, but we highlight some non-Tincture COVID-19 and other interesting articles that founder Jordan Shlain and editor Kim Bellard thought you should see.

Jordan’s Takeaways

Do we care about our kids? Who is minding this? Over Half of U.S. Children Have Detectable Levels of…


Credit: Harvard Health

The Wall Street Journal reported that the American Dental Association (ADA) opposes expanding Medicare to include dental benefits. My reaction was, well, of course they do.

They apparently don’t care that at least half, and perhaps as many as two thirds, of seniors lack dental insurance, or that one in…


Tincture may be (mostly) on a hiatus, but we highlight some non-Tincture COVID-19 and other interesting articles that founder Jordan Shlain and editor Kim Bellard thought you should see.

Jordan’s Takeaways

Some people have no intellectual humility. They cannot conceive that their beliefs are merely hypotheses — and could be…


Credit: TikTok

If you, like me, continue to think that TikTok is mostly about dumb stunts (case in point: vandalizing school property in the devious licks challenge; case in point: risking lives and limbs in the milk crate challenge), or, more charitably, as an unexpected platform for social activism (case in point…


Tincture may be (mostly) on a hiatus, but we highlight some non-Tincture COVID-19 and other interesting articles that founder Jordan Shlain and editor Kim Bellard thought you should see.

Jordan’s Takeaways

Long COVID — finally full scale research. NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support…

Kim Bellard

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