Posts Tagged TV

Drug Store Medi-Clinics: How Convenient!

Last evening’s NBC Nightly News focused one story on the medical clinics being set up in drug stores/pharmacies, even supermarkets, across the country. CVS, Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid — they are all doing it. Included, too, are medical sites being set up by Steve Case’s Revolution program (see previous blogs.) Even AARP has written about them. […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Medical Records, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Politics and Medicine, Self Help

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CCA’s Skolnik to Appear on Montel

(… and first a word from your moving-weary blogger…. sorry I’ve been away for so long! We moved during the past week and it was torture! I forgot how hard it is to move! But we are safely ensconced in our new home, and I’m back at it again: advocating, blogging, writing, teaching — anything […]

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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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The Blame Game and Difficult Diagnoses

This morning on Good Morning America, a story was told about a gentleman in England who last year was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he would live only a few months. His reaction was to go out and spend all his money — literally — until he learned recently that, in fact, he had […]

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Of Groopman, Misdiagnosis and Dr. Phil

Dr. Jerome Groopman holds a chair at Harvard Medical School, writes for the New Yorker Magazine, and has just published a book, How Doctors Think. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve read at least a dozen reviews. What I most appreciate is that Dr. Groopman — a doctor held in high esteem by his […]

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