Post Tagged with: "cancer"

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t in Cancer Screening

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August 31, 2014

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Cancer, Health care & health policy, Prevention:

A recent study showed that one-third to one-half of surveyed Americans with a 9-year mortality risk of more than 75 percent reported receiving recent cancer screenings, including prostate cancer screenings whose mortality benefit takes about a decade.

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Joan Justice, Director Special Projects,
Patient Empowerment Network

How to Communicate with Patients When Words Won’t Work

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July 29, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

What if you were a patient with a serious illness, alone in a hospital and you couldn’t communicate verbally with the medical staff?

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

A rational way forward on lung cancer screening

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July 6, 2014

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Cancer, Health care & health policy:

An editorial proposed that “CMS to offer coverage of LDCT lung cancer screening only when it is done in facilities that are certified as comprehensive, patient-centered programs designed to maximize benefits and minimize harms.”

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

There are many ways of “knowing cancer”

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June 9, 2014

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Cancer, Health care professionals, Prevention:

All of us involved in confronting cancer in all its forms – specialist and primary care clinicians, advocates, patients, family and loved ones – know cancer in different ways, and none should be held up as inherently superior to any other.

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Multivitamins: fact or fiction?

RIP: The Death of Two Myths (Part Two): Antioxidant Vitamins and Longevity.

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June 8, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cognition & the brain, Death and Dying, Food and nutrition, History of medical science, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Prevention, Psychology & behavior:

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD explores the myth that antioxidant vitamins will help you live longer.   Want to live longer?  If you are honest with… Read More ›

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Kelly Turner PhD, author of Radical Remission

Radical Remission from Cancer: 9 Keys to Healing

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June 4, 2014

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Cancer, Patient experience, Salber:

Kelly Turner’s “Radical Remission” is a remarkable book that highlights healing tactics used by unexpected survivors of advanced cancers.

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Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

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May 27, 2014

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Patient experience:

Researching online, joining patient communities, conversing with other patients, using mHealth, social media or fitness trackers are all ways that patients can educate themselves and improve their knowledge during their journey.

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Diet and Longevity:  More Diet Studies, More Surprises.

Diet and Longevity: More Diet Studies, More Surprises.

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May 4, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss:

Diet and longevity studies show that there is a difference in the effect of protein in the diet on longevity depending on age

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Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

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March 29, 2014

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Patient experience:

Online information (from the Patient Power website) seemed to be really very helpful for patients in discussing their health with a doctor. 47.4% of patients were very likely and 37.5% were somewhat likely to discuss their online findings with their doctor. It was very interesting to note the results of these discussions.

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One-on-One Cancer Support Empowers Patients

One-on-One Cancer Support Empowers Patients

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March 10, 2014

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Patient experience:

Imerman explained that the organization’s mission was getting cancer patients together, one-on-one, to share experiences and make the journey easier.

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