Posts Tagged Newspapers

Yackety Yak: It’s all about the doctors

… so said the doctors in a study conducted in Rochester, NY and reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine …. It seems that 100 doctors were studied over the span of a year to see how they communicated with patients. Mystery patients made appointments, visited the doctors, then recorded their conversations. Even though the […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Medical and Research Studies, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Isabel’s Misdiagnosis May Save YOUR Life

Jason Maude wants to save your life. He lives in the UK where healthcare is a given, like a public education. If you are a citizen, you get healthcare. But remarkably, stories of misdiagnosis are identical to those in the US. It seems that regardless of whether healthcare is an entitlement or insured, misdiagnosis still […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Ovarian Cancer, Condescension and Intuition

Ovarian Cancer is one of those topics I’ve blogged about previously, because my mother-in-law was diagnosed with it six months ago. Her diagnosis came after many months of complaints, mostly gastro-intestinal in nature. Despite her ongoing complaints, she was never diagnosed until she was hospitalized. At the age of 86, she underwent surgery (wrong, wrong […]

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The Darker Side of Alzheimer’s Care

So much positive reaction about Alzheimer’s and dignity, as I blogged about a few days ago… But something depressing and sinister crossed my desk just this morning … a link sent by my dad from the Sarasota (Florida) Tribune regarding the sad reality that most Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers must suffer, and as so much […]

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Cancer Misdiagnosis: If I had a nickel….

… for every email I’ve received from friends, web visitors, blog readers, radio listeners regarding the man in England named John who was misdiagnosed with cancer, spent all his money, then found out he had no cancer afterall… Yes — the misdiagnosis story is my story, too, minus two major points: I didn’t spend all […]

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