Posts Tagged Newspapers

Good Riddance — Time to Shed Those Bad 2007 Health Challenges!

I found a photo in my morning newspaper of a man throwing paperwork into a shredding bin in Times Square in New York City. The caption tells about Good Riddance Day. A huge, industrial-sized paper shredder was set up, and the public was invited to shred their bad memories of 2007 — to tell those […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Lot’s ‘o Topics – Find Links Here

It’s been a busy several days — as the holiday season always is. Haven’t written anything new on this blog for your consideration, but I have been busy! Here are the topics I’ve covered, and links so you can find them: What about Nataline? The 17-year-old who got caught in the crossfire over insurance coverage, […]

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

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Yanking the Cure Rug Out From Under Lymphoma Patients

In the continuing saga of two “miracle” drugs for those who suffer from non-Hodgkins lymphomas… the fifth most common cancer…. I told you six months ago about Bexxar and Zevalin, the two drugs which can treat non-Hodgkins lymphoma but were not being promoted by oncologists in private practice because they cannot, by law, administer it. […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Empowerment, Pharmaceutical Drugs

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Maybe Surgery Should be Performed in a Restaurant?

Dr. Betsy McCaughey of RID (Reduce Infection Deaths) pointed out in last week’s Wall Street Journal that when it comes to inspections for bacteria and other infection sources, the restaurants in every state in the nation are held to a higher standard than hospitals or other healthcare physicians. She points out that inadequate hygiene in […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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WSJ Interviews Every Patient’s Advocate

Not only was I privileged to contribute to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal (You Doctor’s Business Ties are Your Business, Too ) — but I actually learned even more than I knew before from the article! The question asked by the author, David Armstrong, was whether patients have a right to know about […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Empowerment, Pharmaceutical Drugs

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