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What You Can Do if You See Slipshod Health Care News


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Check out Gary Schwitzer of Health News Review on actions you can and should take. Part of a short five part video series. http://www.healthnewsreview.org/blog/2011/07/part-5-of-video-series-what-you-can-do-if-you-see-slipshod-health-care-news.html...

Shared Decision Making in the News


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Media coverage of the challenges we face in making good treatment decisions often focuses on and sensationalizes medical errors, catastrophes and risks.  So it was great to see this impressive TV news clip circulated by Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org in his...

Do e-Patients Cross the Line With Clinician–Patient Responsibilities?


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RA Warrior Kelly Young inquires in a post on Dr. Howard J. Luks’ blog. Dr. Bryan Vartebedian of 33 Charts adds his answer in a post on Better Health. What do you think: Are there lines that patients shouldn’t cross?  

Justin’s Journey With Brain Cancer, Chronicled Through Facebook and His Blog


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Through Facebook and a Caringbridge blog, twenty-six year old Justin Anderson drew friends, family, and now the public into his experience after being diagnosed with brain cancer. His last post in the article is an update from Mount Everest, his latest feat after...

Kids Talk About What It’s Like to Have Asthma


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It is often difficult for adults to give their doctors full and accurate accounts of their illness.  Doing so can be even more of a challenge for kids.  Here is an interesting experiment in which adolescents were given video cameras to capture their experience with...

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