Posts Tagged General News

Behind the Counter Drugs?

When the doctor wants us to take a certain drug, he provides us with a prescription, which we take to the pharmacist to fill. When we decide on our own to take a drug, we go to the pharmacy to purchase it. It’s considered “over the counter” (OTC) because it’s sitting on a shelf, available […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Self Help

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Thank a Veteran for Your Medical Care

Yesterday for my radio show I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing a doctor who spent 25 years in the Navy, retired in 2005, and now serves a civilian population at University Hospital in Syracuse, NY with the skills he learned and developed while in the Navy. A fitting program for Veteran’s Day 2007, […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine

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From the desk of (11/10/07)…

Some miscellany from the week, not requiring blog posts on their own…. Heard this week from a young man in Central New York State where I live. He’s a young adult cancer survivor and has begun a social network for other young adult cancer survivors, ages 18 to 40: http://yacscny.wordpress.com . If you are a […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Surgery

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California Fires: A lesson in medical records

Last night I spoke with my daughter, Becca, who lives in Carlsbad, California — not far from the raging fires now found throughout the area. She lives directly west of the evacuated areas, between the fires and the ocean. She tells me no one is really sure what to do. They can’t find water to […]

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

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MRSA in the Community (Interview)

While my heart breaks for the family of the young high school boy who lost his life to a MRSA infection, I can’t help but think his death will have saved the lives of millions in the future. MRSA has been around for so many years, and tens of thousands of people have been dying, […]

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