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5 Reasons for Doctors to be Active on Social Media

5 Reasons for Doctors to be Active on Social Media

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

Matthew Katz, MD is Medical Director, Radiation Oncology at Lowell General Hospital in the Greater Boston Area.  But those on Twitter and in the blogosphere know him as “subatomicdoc”:  a ‘handle’ he’s been using for a number of years on the Internet. Thursday December 12, Dr. Katz was the guest on the Health Communication, Health Literacy and...

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E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

There are two phrases making the rounds that describe you, a member of the growing Medivizor.com community. One is “e-patient” and the other is “smart patient.” What is an e-patient?  Who created the phrase? Published in March of 1996, Health Online: How to Find Health Information, Support Groups, and Self-Help Communities in Cyberspace, first...

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“Live in the Question”

“Live in the Question”

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. …live in the question.”  —Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet Leeching or blood letting was part of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.  Instead of a lancet, leeches were placed on various parts of the body to slowly remove blood.  Leech farms,...

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Say What? Health Literacy

Say What? Health Literacy

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

“Do you suffer from epitaxis?”   When doctors use difficult words to describe common problems, like nose bleeds, it can be distressing for patients.  Why do doctors do this? Imagine going to college for four years, working exclusively on science and math. Then, throughout the four years in medical school, they learn a whole new language.  Upon...

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