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NY Times: “Do clinical trials work?”

Just a quick note on something I’m happy to say we’ve been hollering here for years: A lot of what passes for “evidence” from peer reviewed medical journals is scientifically weak, and has never been verified by an independent lab. That means...
Caregivers, please share your stories

Caregivers, please share your stories

The Pew Research Center will release a new report about caregivers in June. As we prepare, I’m looking for stories to share with reporters so they can better understand the context for our data. If you have experience caring for a family member, a friend, or a...

What if health care…?

For over a year I’ve been the accidental manager of a community garden. All I did — I swear — is point out an open plot of land and people started pitching in, planting, asking friends to join them. All of a sudden we’d transformed a bare patch...

NEJM: Post-Hospital Syndrome

SPM member Marge Benham-Hutchins (see her December post) spotted this item. It’s a vital point for patient and family awareness, leading to patient engagement – patients as responsible drivers of their health. I added the italics below. From a recent...

Top 5 Posts of 2012

I was curious to see which were the top 5 posts, traffic-wise, and figured readers might be interested, too. Here’s the line-up: #1: Open knowledge saves lives. Oppose H.R. 3699! by Gilles Frydman The e-patients.net post with the highest number of views is a...

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