Translating 'fortress medicine' into plain english. A digital town square for ideas & new perspectives. Open-source Thoughtware. Accessible. Important. Exciting. Trying hard to remember the future.

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Jordan L. Shlain MD

Purveyor of subtleties in the science of medicine. Inspired by phenomena. Ideas are fuel.

Naveen Rao

Writer, Creator, Thinker. Pursuing a vision of better healthcare.

John Battelle

A Founder of NewCo, Federated Media, sovrn Holdings, Web 2 Summit, Wired, Industry Standard; writer on Media, Technology, Culture, Business

Kim Bellard

Editor at Tincture. Always curious, always ready to challenge the status quo, in health care & elsewhere, especially via innovation & technology.

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When you see the word “natural” on product labels, you might automatically think “healthy.”


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