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Peonies and Hope

Peonies and Hope

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

“People are like peonies, they need a good hard frost to bring out the character.” ~Francis “Doc” Winter “Doc” Winter was a Midwesterner.  Born in Iowa in 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, he grew up on a small farm.  He knew about hard frosts. Struggle, pain and suffering are part of life.  Joy, love and...

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No Mozart Effect? Music and Health

No Mozart Effect?  Music and Health

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

“Where words fail, music speaks” ~Hans Christian Andersen “No Mozart Effect” You spent hours with earphones on your bulging belly, playing Mozart, hoping your unborn child would be a genius. Fast-forward 14 years, you’ve got a hormone crazed teen with nothing on his mind but Taylor Swift. Since 1993, the media’s promoted Mozart’s music...

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Healing Medicine With Stories

Healing Medicine With Stories

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Blog | 11 comments

Something amazing is happening in Greater Boston! Two people meeting on stage, discussing their stories on camera…. Wait…that doesn’t sound incredible, does it? What if the two people are a doctor and patient sharing their experiences with each other? What if they are a doctor and patient discussing their LIVES? Two Perspectives on...

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Cancer Patient Resources: Free Air Travel

Cancer Patient Resources:  Free Air Travel

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

Cost Medical care for cancer is costly. In addition, there is the financial burden that patients and families face in getting to and from the best care–which may be located at medical centers far from home. The situation can seem overwhelming. Corporate Angel Network Into this dilemma, little known resources have arisen to meet this challenge. One of...

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9 Tips for Sharing Information with Your Doctor

9 Tips for Sharing Information with Your Doctor

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Infertility, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 3 comments

How do you share information with your doctor? This is a tough question. If you have had a bad experience or if you have been afraid to even broach something new with your doctor, this is the post for you. We asked two patient activists how they talk to their physicians and they provided us with tips that can help when sharing information. From Patient...

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What Physicians Say About Patient’s Internet Research

What Physicians Say About Patient’s Internet Research

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Last month we published results of a survey about how patients discuss Internet health information with their doctors. Here are the results of a survey of  doctors on LinkedIn and Twitter conducted in October that included 17 doctors. Despite the small number of Internet-savvy participants, this material is a window into the thoughts of physicians who...

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Breakfast in New York

Breakfast in New York

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

So I’m staying at a cost-effective hotel to save Medivizor $s. It’s the Comfort Inn on W 71st St., New York.  It’s a very basic hotel, but it’s location is convenient to many places in town.  Anyway, when I say cost-effective, I mean (among other things) that the dining room for breakfast is so small and crowded there’s a...

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