Posts Tagged Newspapers

Medical Consumerism by Definition

A question popped up this morning in reaction to my column in today’s Post Standard. The column is short — you can read it here: Five Words Can Make All the Difference The question regards Medical Consumerism — a label that marries the concepts of medical care and the idea of patient as consumer. Turns […]

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The New York Times: Health Literacy ~ getting it right this time

Yesterday I came down on the Times — so today I’ll give them some credit for Jane Brody’s article on health literacy. Seems that regardless of someone’s level of education, socio-economic status, age, race, etc, we are equally capable of being considered as “low health literate.” The article reviews two studies that cite earlier death […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Medical and Research Studies, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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The New York Times – asleep at the switch?

A health report written by Eric Nagourney, and featured last week in the New York Times tells us that doctors spend almost 16 minutes with patients — at least those who are older than 65. The patients came from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, and the study was done in three different medical situations, and […]

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Pharmaceutical Drugs and Advertising

I have news alerts delivered to my email each day, and it seems like the topic of the week has been how horribly harmful those TV ads (OK, and radio and newspaper and web) are when they try to convince mere viewers (or readers or listeners) to ask for certain drugs. Most people don’t know […]

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From “contributing” to SYNDICATED!

It’s time to share my exciting news with my readers…. As many of you know, I started early in this patient’s advocate work as a contributing columnist to the Syracuse Post Standard. And I’ve published articles here and there in a few other publications, too. I’m thrilled to announce a second daily newspaper will begin […]

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