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Why Twitter Doesn’t Work

.. at least not for you. Because it works great for me.  And has helped me learn as much about patient empowerment issues in the past few months than ever I could have learned in any other way. Wonder why you can’t gather more followers?  Wonder why people unfollow you?  Wonder why no one reacts […]

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

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Swine Flu and Chicken Little – Too Much Hype?

After a week of hearing that the sky is falling because swine flu was going to take us all down, there’s a lot of second guessing about whether government(s) and the media have over-hyped the potential for a pandemic, and whether we have all over-reacted to the fear. I say – we have not overreacted […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine, Self Help

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Swine Flu Myths – From Celebrities to Conspiracy Theories

It didn’t take long for the conspiracy theorists and the rumor mills to get going over swine flu, did it? Let’s see:  do Madonna or Salma Hayak already have swine flu? Or – is this possible pandemic really just bioterrorism? These and more swine flu myths, separating fact from fiction and some fraud thrown in, […]

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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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Advocating – What’s “Friendly” Got to Do With It?

It’s a simple question, but it has stirred some controversy.  It’s the word “friendly.” Colleague and fellow passionate advocate Bart Windrum got (as my mother would say) his blood in a bubble after reading an article about engaging a patient advocate to help you navigate your healthcare, recently published in a Tampa newspaper. In a […]

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