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From Cranky Bloggers to Peanut Butter: Week in Review

Here’s an update on my Every Patient’s Advocate activities for the week of January 25 to 31: See this icon?  It means this link includes an opportunity for you to participate, beyond just a comment.  However, please remember that your comments to any article or post are always welcome. This icon indicates a piece that […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Politics and Medicine, Self Help

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Is Google Strong-Arming the Feds to Allow Sale of Health Information?

For several years now, I’ve sounded the warning bells — stay away from those websites that allow you to put your own health records online for free…. You can’t imagine how much grief I’ve taken for that statement.  Especially when I point out that organizations like the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic are actually […]

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

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Do You Twitter or Facebook Your Way to Better Health?

This is a question being discussed these days through social networking sites — you know, those Facebook and Twitter and MySpace and Plaxo and LinkedIn and Ning and other sites where you can carry on conversations with “virtual” strangers…. So I’m curious.  Have you sought health information through social networking?  Do you Twitter?  or have […]

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Electronic Medical Records and Privacy – Oil and Water

I’ve written many times before about electronic medical records, personal health records and privacy.  They can’t effectively be used in the same sentence unless you bring up oil and water, too.  They just don’t mix. An incident right here in my office spawned this post.  Twice in the past week, a stranger’s medical records have […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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30 Rock, Medical Tests, When Negative is Positive (or Vice Versa?)

Ted Eytan, MD, a patient empowerment advocate and a fellow Tweeple provided a heads up about a clip from 30 Rock which all us non-medical professionals can relate to.  It’s brought to us by Hulu: Have you had this experience?  Is negative a positive?  Or is positive a negative? Isn’t this just a great example […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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