Health Education

Top Spine Surgeons Reap Royalties, Medicare Bounty – WSJ

In fact, many spine surgeries aren't needed.

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Planning Your Healthcare Needs in Advance Does Not Constitute a “Death Panel.”

How ironic that a process which will give you more choice and control is construed as life-threatening by certain fear-mongering entities with an agenda.  It takes time to learn about your future options within various scenarios in which you may find yourself, and your trusted primary care doctor now will finally be compensated for...

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Yet Again Music Demonstrates its Power for Healing…

The skills involved in listening to music, and reading music notation, are directly applicable to the training of medical students as they study cardiac rhythms and patterns.  The Lancet elaborates:

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As healthcare consumers, your active involvement in medical care maximizes your successful healing.

‎”Patient involvement in their health care is likely to reduce errors, adverse events, and nonadherence to treatment. Emphasis is being increasingly placed on developing partnerships between patients, physicians, and other health professionals. This may also reduce the economic burden of chronic disease and enhance healing and illness management.” Physician Communication: Barriers to Achieving Shared...

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The Patient’s Voice

The Patient’s Voice is the most important aspect of healthcare advocacy.  Research studies often focus on results which are not relevant to the patient’s experience of disease, and the patient finds himself treated for chronic illness with the side effects of treatment being unacceptable. Read the New York Times’ article at The Patient’s Side of...

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