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Twitter Empowers Patients to Seek and to Speak Out

The ability to write something meaningful in140 characters, including a shortened URL, is the basis of Twitter. Over 500 million tweets go out every day to individuals who enjoy the simplicity, functional design, and speed of delivery that twitter offers, along with...

How e-Patients Plan for End of Life Decisions

Decades ago, most people died at home. Today health care technology including various surgical procedures, the use of feeding tubes, ventilators, CPR, dialysis, and blood transfusions, has put patients and physicians in the precarious position of having to choose...

Are Physicians Truly Engaging with their Patients?

A recent report by CMS detailed statistics on how many health providers had actually received Meaningful Use (MU) incentive payments. As of March, 2013, 160,890 eligible professionals had received Medicare incentive payments and 83,765 professionals had received...

How to be Participatory in the Face of Adversity

From the lens of a patient who recently experienced major surgery, I now realize how difficult it is to be participatory when you are in pain and taking large doses of pain medication which dulls the senses and puts you in a place where you are not really thinking...

Taking Stock: Managing Your Health Care Costs

As we approach the end of 2012, it is a time to take stock, regarding your finances. This has been a year when the economic climate has been far from upbeat; a year when U.S., spending on health has continued to accelerate as health insurance premiums, higher...

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