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What does it mean to be conscious?

What does it mean to be conscious?

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October 31, 2013

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Medicine: wellness & disease, RESEARCH, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

What does it mean when a behaviorally vegetative patient is found not just aware, but also paying attention? Do we need to redefine consciousness in the human and not just medical sense of the word?

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Can We Squeeze the Waste Out of the High Cost of Trauma Care?

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October 29, 2013

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Health care & health policy, People in healthcare, Salber:

Trauma care is a $163 billion problem in the US. A significant chunk of cost could be avoided if more patients with minor injuries were transported to nontrauma hospitals instead of Level 1 and 2 trauma centers. In a healthcare system badly in need of cost reductions, this is an idea that should be explored.

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Health Reform Beyond the ACA – Are We Inching Towards Consensus?

Health Reform Beyond the ACA – Are We Inching Towards Consensus?

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October 24, 2013

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Costs, Health care & health policy, Salber:

Health care sustainability is a critical problem in the US that will require more than the current insurance reform embodied in the Accountable Care Act. A review of proposals by seven major policy think tanks by Jack Lewin and colleagues reveals remarkable consensus on what needs to be done.

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Depressed or Bipolar? Can You Tell the Difference?

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October 23, 2013

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Medicine: wellness & disease, Mental health, Salber:

Bipolar disorder can be misdiagnosed as depression leading to inappropriate treatment and worsening of symptoms. There are ways to tell these conditions apart though, but it requires attention to details in the patients history.

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Hacking Health – Creating Cool New Stuff over the Weekend

Hacking Health – Creating Cool New Stuff over the Weekend

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October 22, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, IT, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

By Patricia Salber This weekend was UC Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Hacking Health Hackathon.  The idea was to spend a day and a half creating digital… Read More ›

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Dr. Nick and Nuance – Making Medical Record Documentation Better

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October 21, 2013

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Innovation/innovative companies, IT, Salber:

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to talk to Nic van Terheyden, MD, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Nuance Communications.

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Healthcare DIY:  Creating a Community of Health-Seekers

Healthcare DIY: Creating a Community of Health-Seekers

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October 13, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker) is up to something new. It’s called HealthcareDIY, a home for health seekers who want to join a community of like-minded people.

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Meet Laura Stachel, MD, Ob/Gyn and one of this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes

Meet Laura Stachel, MD, Ob/Gyn and one of this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes

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October 10, 2013

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Salber, Technology in healthcare:

In some countries, a lack of reliable electricity is to blame for deaths during childbirth. Dr. Laura Stachel witnessed this tragic truth during a trip to Nigeria five years ago. She and her husband are now delivering a solution: solar energy in a suitcase.

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The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners – Always a Hoot

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October 7, 2013

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RESEARCH, Salber:

By Patricia Salber Seeing the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine announced today reminded me that it has been quite some time since I… Read More ›

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Social Media and HIV Prevention

Social Media and HIV Prevention

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September 25, 2013

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Salber, Social Media:

By Patricia Salber You know that social media is getting mainstreamed in medicine when the Annals of Internal Medicine publishes a study about its use… Read More ›

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