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Your Comments – Loud, Clear, and Acted Upon

Your Comments – Loud, Clear, and Acted Upon

There simply are not enough hours in the day. When the “good idea” part of your brain goes into overdrive, and the clock can’t keep up with it, then you’re left with the same 24 everyone else has – with more stuff to do, stuff that takes longer because it’s new. Such has been my […]

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Posted in: AdvoConnection, Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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Getting Away With Murder? Public Records, New York and Across the US

This post is two things: 1.  A description of the problem which has to do with money, influence, and once again, it’s the little guy who will lose out. 2.  A call to action for those who live in New York State – where the most egregious of examples is taking place now. (And may […]

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Posted in: Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Politics and Medicine

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Chicken Little, Wishful Thinking and the 24 Hour News Cycle

One frightening and frustrating trend we’ve seen since the 24-hour news cycle became a reality (meaning – since we have all gotten used to, and expect, to get our news updated at anytime, day or night, everywhere) – credibility has taken a nose dive. We want to think we can count on the “facts” as […]

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Posted in: Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Media, Medical and Research Studies, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Politics and Medicine, You Bet Your Life!

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Sometimes It’s Better to Just Say No

Story One: When I was a child (and we’re talking a lo-o-o-ng time ago – when doctors made house calls)… if I got an earache, I would suffer.  REALLY suffer. Mom would drip some warm oil into my ear, and then stuff some cotton in behind it. She’d give me an orange flavored baby aspirin […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Follow the Money, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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