Category: Patient Tools

Jan 05 2012

Your Most Important Health Resolution for 2012

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard January 3, 2012 When considering health-related resolutions, you probably expect me to wax poetic on the virtue of losing weight or quitting smoking.  But no, this resolution actually trumps them both. Perhaps the most important health resolution you can make for 2012 is to establish a …

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Dec 22 2011

The Ultimate Gift – Organ Donation

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard December 20, 2011 …………………………… I live in Central New York State, where we are grieving the loss of 17-year-old Taylor Fleming who died in a car accident last week. In the face of their unimaginable heartbreak and pain, Taylor’s parents decided to donate her organs and …

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Nov 23 2011

Healthy Travel Tips for the Holidays

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard November 22, 2011 ……………………………….. You may be among the millions of Americans who will travel during the upcoming holidays. Travel takes you out of your normal environment and disturbs your routine. If you have health issues, like a chronic disease, an injury, or even a short-term …

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Nov 10 2011

Can You Really Save Money With a High Deductible Health Insurance Plan?

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard November 8, 2011 ……………………………….. Last column we looked at Medicare Open Enrollment and how Medicare recipients can find great resources for helping them choose which health plan is right for them. Unfortunately, the rest of us, those who are under age 65 and face Open Enrollment …

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Oct 13 2011

A Dose of Reality – Today’s Doctor Appointment

Please note that this column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard October 11, 2011 ……………………………….. In the “old” days, we could phone for a primary care doctor’s appointment in the morning, be seen right away, spend enough time with the doctor, leave with a treatment plan, and usually feel better within a day or …

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