Category Archive: Self Help

Nov 26 2007

Kickbacks: Doctors, Pharma, Insurance and Surprise! Patients Caught in the Middle

See if you can get your arms around the following conundrum, which is typical of our dysfunctional American Healthcare System — only this time with a twist. We’ll begin with point-of-view: Consumers (that’s us patients!): When we need a prescription drug to improve our health, we want the best drug for what ails us, at …

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Nov 19 2007

Another PHR Program that Violates Your Privacy

I learned this week that a loved one who has been battling cancer for many years was encouraged to sign up for an online personal health record (PHR) called Caring 4 Cancer. It’s a perfect example of the kind of PHR that I think can be dangerous for patients because there is no privacy. Even …

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Nov 16 2007

Cancer, Chemo, Emotions: It’s OK Not to be SO OK

In the past few months, I’ve blogged a few times about my admiration for those strong women on TV who are in the process of, or have transitioned through, chemotherapy. Yesterday Robin Roberts (ABC) shared her chemo hair loss story during Good Morning America. Once again, Robin rose to the occasion, showing incredible strength, and …

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Nov 16 2007

Cancer, Chemo, Emotions: It’s OK Not to be SO OK

In the past few months, I’ve blogged a few times about my admiration for those strong women on TV who are in the process of, or have transitioned through, chemotherapy. Yesterday Robin Roberts (ABC) shared her chemo hair loss story during Good Morning America. Once again, Robin rose to the occasion, showing incredible strength, and …

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Nov 14 2007

Doctors and Patients: It’s All About POV

Point of view — I was struck as I read through the various essays written by Dr. Scott Haig, and published through Time and CNN during the past several weeks, how much point-of-view changes how we look at the world. More importantly, I have a better understanding about how communications improve when we see OUR …

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