Bullies and Psychiatric Illness: David Brooks’ Shameful Op-Ed

Bullies and Psychiatric Illness: David Brooks’ Shameful Op-Ed

David Brooks’ destructive, shameful, appallingly simplistic, ignorant, mean-spirited foray into the extremely complicated field of psychiatric illness and its consequent high mortality is a vicious assault on those who are already emotionally, socially, financially, physically, and intellectually devastated. We cannot know how much damage he inflicted with his self-indulgent display of wit...

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Improved Information for Stakeholders in Medicare

Improved Information for Stakeholders in Medicare

The Medicare Rights Center has recently released the new website, Medicare Rights.org.This redesigned website will make it easier for beneficiaries, heatlhcare providers, journalists and other interested parties to find answers to Medicare questions. There is an improved search function and a new navigational structure, as well as a more modern design for viewing on...

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Advocating During Hospitalization For Those with Developmental Disabilities

Advocating During Hospitalization For Those with Developmental Disabilities

ADVOCATING DURING HOSPITALIZATION FOR THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES  Guest Speaker: Cecilia Ramsey Executive Director, Developmental Services Continuum Thursday September 12, 2013 6:00 p.m. Eastern/5:00 p.m. Central/3:00 p.m. Pacific Developmental Services Continuum, Inc. empowers persons with developmental disabilities to enhance their quality of life by providing environments that encourage individual growth and independence. It has...

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No-Fee Education Alert: The Science of Safety in Healthcare

No-Fee Education Alert: The Science of Safety in Healthcare

The Science of Safety in Healthcare. Presented by Peter J. Pronovost and Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Begins June 3 — five weeks. (Suggest enrolling within first week to stay current with other participating students.) Dr. Peter Pronovost has made patient safety his mission. He already possessed considerable stature, when Josie King‘s baby...

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Situation Critical! My latest blog for First Stop Health.

Situation Critical! My latest blog for First Stop Health.

My March blog at First Stop Health‘s invitation, an affordable medical advice service allowing healthcare consumers 24/7 telephone access to a doctor (including prescription filling), focused on the importance of health literacy. There is a direct relationship between a high health literacy score and good health. The opposite is also true: low health literacy has a...

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Please see my blog at First Stop Health:

I was pleased to be invited to submit a monthly blog for  First Stop Health, which is an affordable medical advice service that allows individuals to ask a doctor any questions they have 24 hours a day, including filling a prescription. January’s topic is “Doctors’ Reactions to Healthcare Advocates.”  

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