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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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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Screening mammography: growing costs, shrinking benefits

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February 25, 2014

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WELLNESS:

There has been much news of note in the past few years, beginning with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s 2009 statement that clinicians should engage women in shared decision-making discussions about the relative benefits and harms of beginning screening mammography before age 50, and perform screening only every other year.

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The Consequences of “Over-Testing”: Doc, Am I Glowing in the Dark?

The Consequences of “Over-Testing”: Doc, Am I Glowing in the Dark?

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February 1, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

How do we best determine when to test?

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Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer An Opportunity for Improvement

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November 12, 2013

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Medical Error, SYSTEMS:

According to an article in Natural News.com, the National Cancer Institute reports huge numbers of people have been falsely diagnosed with and treated for cancer.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Why don’t clinicians discuss cancer screening harms?

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November 7, 2013

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PROVIDERS:

How often do physicians take the time to explain the harms of cancer screening to their patients?

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Death By A Thousand Cuts – Physicians’ Surprising Response To My Wife’s Lung Cancer Recurrence

Death By A Thousand Cuts – Physicians’ Surprising Response To My Wife’s Lung Cancer Recurrence

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October 21, 2013

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Patient experience, PROVIDERS:

None of my wife’s physicians ever said she was dying but knowing something about how physicians “communicate” I could tell that’s what they were thinking.

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The Biggest Urban Legend in Health Economics–and How It Drives Up Our Spending

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October 1, 2013

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Cancer, Obesity & weight loss, Wellness:

by Al Lewis & Vik Khanna First posted on The Health Care Blog 8/24/2013 The wellness emphasis in the Affordable Care Act is built around the Centers for… Read More ›

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Nanomedicine [Infographic]

Nanomedicine [Infographic]

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September 30, 2013

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Cancer, Technology in healthcare:

by Marcela De Vivo Over 4 billion dollars is spent in cancer research a year in the United States. Some of that research is being… Read More ›

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Cancer and Clinical Trials: The Role of Big Data In Personalizing the Healthcare Experience

Cancer and Clinical Trials: The Role of Big Data In Personalizing the Healthcare Experience

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September 17, 2013

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Genes & genomics, Technology in healthcare:

by Bonnie Feldman First posted on Strata 8/30/2013 This article was written with Ellen M. Martin and Tobi Skotnes. Dr. Feldman will deliver a webinar on… Read More ›

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