Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 31 2007

Dad — an Empowered Patient Sets a Fine Example

…. and today is his 81st birthday. When people ask me how and why I began doing patient advocacy and empowerment work, I first tell them about my misdiagnosis, and then I tell them it’s because I learned how to be an empowered patient from my dad. Since beginning his battle with cancer in 1986 …

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Dec 31 2007

Dad — an Empowered Patient Sets a Fine Example

…. and today is his 81st birthday. When people ask me how and why I began doing patient advocacy and empowerment work, I first tell them about my misdiagnosis, and then I tell them it’s because I learned how to be an empowered patient from my dad. Since beginning his battle with cancer in 1986 …

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Dec 29 2007

Good Riddance — Time to Shed Those Bad 2007 Health Challenges!

I found a photo in my morning newspaper of a man throwing paperwork into a shredding bin in Times Square in New York City. The caption tells about Good Riddance Day. A huge, industrial-sized paper shredder was set up, and the public was invited to shred their bad memories of 2007 — to tell those …

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Dec 28 2007

Health Insurance = Better Health (No kidding)

A report issued this week by JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, reviews a study done by Harvard about the health of Americans and their access to health insurance. More than 7,000 people ages 55 to 72 were studied. More than 2,200 of them had no health insurance to begin with, but were …

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