Posts Tagged TV

Marcus Welby: Did He Set Us Up?

If you are of a certain age or older, then you remember Marcus Welby on TV. I spoke to a 20-something man yesterday and described Marcus Welby to him as everyone’s perfect doctor. His early 1970’s TV show was always popular, and we all KNEW he was the perfect doctor. Compounding his image was the […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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CBS Reports on NFL Concussion Stance

If you were interested in the interview with Brent Boyd about the concussions he suffered while playing in the NFL, and his concern over reports of the cause of death of Andre Waters, you’ll be interested in my blog post last February: Football, Concussion and Suicide. The NFL says that on any given Sunday, eight […]

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

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Medical Research: Is Objectivity Optional?

Julia Schopick, patient advocate and tell-it-like-it-is author, exposes a lack of objectivity in her three part series about research that gets published without disclosure. We patients are bombarded with news and information every day about health and medical research results. The points Julia makes can affect the care we receive, so it’s important for us […]

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

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Drive Thru Mastectomies and Politics

A few years ago I received an email forwarded from a friend asking me to sign a petition to notify my congress representatives about my feelings about a bill that requires insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour stay in the hospital for women who have had mastectomies. Even its moniker makes me shudder: Drive […]

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