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Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Though this title might seem flippant, there is evidence that Vitamin D supplements may help you get fewer pesky colds and flu. In a recent article published in The BMJ, researchers conducted a meta-analysis on randomized control trials.  Backing up, to do a meta-analysis, researchers find already published articles that fit a specific criteria, in this...

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What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 8 comments

Please take this short survey on Clinical Trials…then read on! Surveys on Perceptions of Clinical Trials If you are like most people, you may not have a very positive opinion of clinical trials.  At least that is what a recent survey conducted by MaPS/Millward Brown Analytic and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) suggests.  Only 40% of those...

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Acetaminophen, OTC Pain Relief and Arthritis Awareness

Acetaminophen, OTC Pain Relief and Arthritis Awareness

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Blog, Rheumatoid Arthritis | 2 comments

Arthritis Awareness The word arthritis is the common term for a lot of different conditions.   All of these disorders involve pain, swelling and changes that can restrict movement of joints.  It is a pervasive condition with approximately 1.7 billion people affected worldwide.  According to the Arthritis Foundation,  over 50 million or 1 in 5 of adults...

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Infographic: Rheumatoid Arthritis (Rheumatoid Disease) Facts

Infographic: Rheumatoid Arthritis (Rheumatoid Disease) Facts

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Blog, Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

Rheumatoid Arthritis or Rheumatoid Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. People usually start out having joint pain that is “symmetrical” meaning that if the joint in the ring finger of the right hand hurts, the same joint in the left hand ring finger is painful. Redness, warmth and swelling can occur in the tender joint. Fever,...

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The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

When Karen Jagoda asked Tal Givoly to explain Medivizor to the audience of “The Empowered Patient” radio program and podcast, accepting was a no-brainer. He told her, “I love the name of your program…as you will see…that is what we [at Medivizor] are trying to create.”   Listen and learn more. Here’s the...

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What Do Teeth Have to do with Hearts? Dental Health Month

What Do Teeth Have to do with Hearts? Dental Health Month

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

Having just consumed mass quantities of heart shaped chocolates or those cute little colored candies with “I love you” or “Text Me” on them, you are probably thinking, a lot.  And you would be right. Dental Health But not in the way you might be thinking.  There are between 200 and 300 bacteria in your mouth.  One that is called the keystone of...

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What’s In A Name? Rheumatoid Arthritis versus Rheumatoid Disease

What’s In A Name? Rheumatoid Arthritis versus Rheumatoid Disease

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Rheumatoid Arthritis | 3 comments

What’s in a name? A Lot A one-woman campaign has been going on since 2009**.  It’s led to a blog, a foundation, awards and an awareness day (February 2).  Yet this woman isn’t done yet! She’s on a mission to change the name and the understanding of a terrible autoimmune disease that affects over 1.3 million in the US according to data from 2009. ...

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What’s Up With All The Spoons? Spoonies

What’s Up With All The Spoons? Spoonies

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 5 comments

Being a Spoonie You may not know it but if you are a patient with a chronic illness, you may be a spoonie. In 2010 Christine Miserandino wrote a post called The Spoon Theory. In the post, Christine describes explaining to her best friend what it really feels like to live with Lupus. She asks her friend to hold 12 spoons and tells her that the spoons are...

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7 Reasons Why Patients Blog

7 Reasons Why Patients Blog

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Infertility, Lung cancer, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Stroke | 11 comments

Why do patients blog? Why do they reveal personal information and medical experiences on the Internet? 1) To Share Information Annette McKinnon, author of ‘Here’s Your Gold Watch, Rheutired,’ started her blog “to inform people about things I learned that seem obvious to me now, but were hard to learn.” Carolyn Thomas, author of “My Heart...

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Introducing Medivizor!

Introducing Medivizor!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Blog | 13 comments

It’s been awhile since my last blog post. I apologize, I’ve been busy. I’ve spent most of my time helping several startups get off the ground, some of which you’ll hear more about very soon. Among these, and the one I’ve spent the bulk of my energy on, is Medivizor. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be sharing in this blog about the...

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