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What Can Hospitals Do Better?

What Can Hospitals Do Better?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

In March of this year, Dr. Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale School of Medicine, asked this question on Twitter. I am curious to know from patients…esp those recently in the hospital…what do you wish we did better? What were the most obvious ways that quality could be improved. Throughout hospitalization & in the transition home. We should...

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Ozone – The Good and the Bad and the Ugly News for Lungs

Ozone – The Good and the Bad and the Ugly News for Lungs

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Smoking is the number one cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or emphysema. But nonsmokers have been diagnosed with it more and more frequently. Why? The answer may be ozone. Good Versus Bad Ozone You remember the hole in the ozone layer. It is not that ozone. Ozone in the stratosphere is good ozone. Over six miles above the ground, ozone...

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Did You Know that Pain Psychologists Exist?

Did You Know that Pain Psychologists Exist?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Chronic pain is not well understood, especially its mental and emotional facets. That’s why pain psychology as a psychological specialty is so beneficial. Pain psychologists are PhD level clinical psychologists who have completed an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in chronic pain. Pain Sufferers According to a report by the CDC, approximately...

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Why Speaking Up Matters And Why It Is Difficult

Why Speaking Up Matters And Why It Is Difficult

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently researchers added a question to a common survey that patients can complete after they are discharged from the hospital. The question – “How often did you feel comfortable speaking up if you had any problems in your care?” available answers included: “(1) no problems during hospitalization, (2) always felt comfortable...

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Guest Post: Excerpts from “Remnant of My Heart”

Guest Post: Excerpts from “Remnant of My Heart”

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Phantom pain–pain experienced after limb amputation– used to be understood as something “in your head” but now it is recognized as real; fMRIs have shown that peripheral and central nervous system changes occur which cause this pain. The brain image on the left shows how the person with phantom pain has a greater amount of their brain lit up...

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