In the previous blog that I wrote on this subject, I discussed some of the major problems that are facing the healthcare system. In reviewing them, however, I can see some ways that we really can make the new programs work for all of us as patients if we choose to step up and take [...]
I have been doing some research with regard to the future of health care in this country now that a system has been put in place for a healthcare program for everyone. While many parts of the program do not kick in until 2014, if you have been to your doctor’s office lately, you, too, [...]
I recently read an article about the different ways in which doctors try to motivate their patients to engage in some sort of behavior modification. Different techniques were discussed that can be utilized to prod patients into losing weight, to quit smoking, to exercise more, etc. The more that I read that story, the sadder [...]
When I was introduced to this book, I was immediately drawn to it by the title and I knew that I had to read it. Although it was written for those in the medical field, the idea that the author, Paul F. Griner, MD, was sharing specific patient stories as thought-provoking scenarios, was exciting. Each [...]
I am a huge proponent of finding the right medical professionals to help us to live a healthy life and to assist us when and if any medical problems arise. I suppose that I base my expectations on the doctors who accompanied me on my two journeys with breast cancer and reconstruction and parathyroid/thyroid surgeries [...]
As we wind down on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I began to think about some of the real issues for a person diagnosed with breast cancer.
I recently had a conversation with my sister about a medical situation that I had with one of my parathyroid glands (never heard of them before) and subsequently with my thyroid gland. We discussed the symptoms created by the problem and she decided to discuss it with her own doctor. As a result, when she [...]