Monthly Archives: June 2011

After New York Passes Lesbian and Gay Marriage,
A Challenge to the Media

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Tweet I am thrilled to be a New Yorker today!! Marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans. But it is far from over.  I am troubled that so many of my peers ignore lesbian and gay issues, leaving it … Continue reading

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Conservative Drug Prescribing:
A Plea for Principles and Action

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Tweet Does the concept of “conservative drug prescribing,” where doctors evaluate your medical history, examine you thoroughly, and think of ways to help you, without reaching for the latest new pill, mean much to you? If your experience is anything … Continue reading

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Really!!: 30% of Employers Will Drop Health Insurance by 2014

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Tweet The week opened with this scary bit of front-page news, linking it directly to Obama’s health overhaul. I counted 173 accounts of the study on Google. I have to say that many early accounts seemed to paraphrase a press … Continue reading

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On DES 40th Anniversary, Reflections
From A DES Daughter and Genetics Author

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Tweet Join me in welcoming guest blogger, Ricki Lewis, a long-time science writer/textbook author /geneticist /professor since circa 1980. Her narrative nonfiction book, “The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It,” will be published by St. Martin’s … Continue reading

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Top Patient POV Posts in First 2 Months

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Tweet I started Patient POV on March 29th and I have been meaning to take a look back at posts that got people thinking about healthcare, about reporting on health, and what ideas are worth considering for the healthcare system … Continue reading

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LGBT Healthcare: Out of the Closet in New York

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Tweet Credit: To Treat Me, You Have to Know Who I am, National LGBT Cancer Network, NY LGBT healthcare took a giant step forwards in New York City last week, with the announcement that New York City’s Health and Hospitals … Continue reading

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