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Swine Flu – But What About Bacon and Eggs?

Note:  Swine Flu FAQs updated daily Plus:  Should We Be Afraid of Swine Flu? While the professionals provide us with statistics about Mexico, Texas, California or other places where patients have contracted swine flu, I actually find I have different questions all together: I don’t live in Mexico. Am I at risk for getting swine […]

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About.com Health is All a-Twitter

If you thought social networking was only for kids, Gen Web-ers or geeks, then think again. Social networking has become a great source for finding people who can help you improve your health, or your medical care. If you aren’t sure what I mean by social networking, then you’ll recognize it by other names you […]

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Snooping – Medical Records Access Made Easy

I exchange thoughts with healthcare IT people on a daily basis over at Twitter.  So many of them seem perplexed at why we patients look at putting our medical records on the internet with trepidation. Then along comes this video from Elizabeth Cohen at CNN.  In a matter of minutes, she was able to pull […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Records, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Privacy and Security, Self Help

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Healthcare Journalism and Truth

(The following is reprinted with permission from John James, PhD, a patient safety advocate who came to his work after the loss of his son, Alex, to medical errors.  Dr. James publishes a monthly patient safety newsletter, and has written a book focused on what he learned about the dysfunction of America’s for-profit healthcare system. […]

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