Posts Tagged Radio

From the desk of…. (11/2/07)

Some miscellany from the week not requiring entire blog posts on their own… ……………………… Enjoyed participating in the WSYR Radiothon with Joe Galuski to raise money for the University Hospital / Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Incredible resource for families with sick children. ……………………… Two good interviews of note on this week’s radio show: Dr. […]

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From the Desk of (10/27/07)…

Some miscellany from the week, not requiring entire blog posts of their own…. The fires in Southern California have kept many of us riveted to TV and internet news. As reported earlier this week, my daughter, Becca, lives in Carlsbad, just north and east of several of the fires we’ve followed. I’m relieved and happy […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Self Help

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How Apologies Lead to Fixing

I’ve talked before about blamers and fixers. Here’s a way of looking at that concept that may make you a wiser patient. One of the big questions about medical mistakes is whether practitioners should own up to them. Until recently, doctors were highly discouraged from admitting any kinds of problems had taken place, whether it […]

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Of Chicken Little and Life Insurance

I heard a conversation on the radio this morning, with commentary to share with you. Joe Galuski, the morning host on WSYR Radio (Clear Channel) in Syracuse, NY engaged the weather guru, Pat Pagano, in a conversation about long term climate changes, global warming and those issues that surround them. Pat kind of poo pooed […]

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