Tag Archives: prevention

Seeing Your Doctor for Prevention,
Treating On Your Own: A Report from the Field

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Tweet First off, let me be clear: what I report below I am not recommending. My first obligation is to my readers. Also, I am grateful to Brooke Binkowski, a stellar journalist-friend, who spontaneously emailed me this story this morning. … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Care and the Bush Effect

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Tweet It’s too soon to tell whether former President George W. Bush’s stent to open his coronary artery will change how Americans receive cardiovascular care, but I certainly have my worries. If the argument to aggressively search for cardiac disease … Continue reading

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Confused About What Health Reform Has to Offer:
Sept. 23rd Marks One Year with New Patient Protections

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Tweet You may not love every single bit of health reform coming down the pike, but make no mistake about it: new patient protections that went into effect one year ago had their one-year anniversary Sept. 23. I think health … Continue reading

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Preventing Falls in Hotel Bathtubs

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Tweet I wouldn’t have considered posting this, except that I am in the WordCount Blogathon and don’t want to miss a day. I fell in a hotel bathtub in a “boutique luxury” hotel this morning, arrive late to a meeting, … Continue reading

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