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50 Years of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

50 Years of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Blog | 2 comments

In 1969, at a workshop about women’s bodies and health in the Boston area, 12 women met to discuss their experiences with doctors. As they talked, they realized commonality in their stories. First, all of the women shared that they had felt ignored or dismissed during their interactions with physicians and second, all noticed that they didn’t...

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Not Again! H3N2 Flu Virus

Not Again! H3N2 Flu Virus

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

If you had the flu in 2017, you know what the influenza A H3N2 virus feels like.  Australia had a bad round of H3N2 flu this year and often the Northern Hemisphere follows the same trend. What to do? Get the flu shot! So many people say that they get the flu shot but still get the flu. It is true that the vaccine has only a 40 to 60 percent effectiveness...

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Spin in Health News

Spin in Health News

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

According to research from the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of adults in the US get their news online on social media.  Yet news, whether online or from traditional outlets, can be misleading. Spin is the term used to describe a slant in the way information is presented. Unfortunately, many journalists rely on press releases in their writing and story...

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Trouble Getting Medical Records?

Trouble Getting Medical Records?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

The US Federal Government has an Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology and nine years ago, Regina Holliday provided testimony at a workshop – the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup. This testimony described the harrowing experience of a patient with kidney cancer,...

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