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It’s always a little awkward getting to know a new physician. After the first hellos, and before the examination begins, it’s smart to set the stage for an effective relationship.

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Sugar High Halloween

Bernadette Keefe MD

It’s Halloween… but:

‘We need to start talking about how our food supply is making many of us sick.”

 “Sugar high” is the term used to describe the cascade of responses after eating a sugar load. 2,216 more words


Tribes, Silos: Let's Chat!

 Bernadette Keefe MD

“the point is to be together, to mix our differences”

                          @Bionicohand at @iMaginationCtr


In the #HCLDR community twitter chat conversation on ‘Positive Deviance” that was held on October 6th, 2015, ( 2,395 more words


Report: Inspire's Insights for Engaged Patients

The Voice of the Patient

Inspire recently published the results from the inaugural survey of its patient members. The report pulls together data from the responses of 13,633 individuals who belong to Inspire online patient support communities. 339 more words


5 Ways to Ask Your Doctor Better Questions

I hear it every day: “How can I possibly challenge my doctor when I’m not a physician? What do I know anyway?”

No matter what your educational background, economic situation or personality, it’s very common  to feel unsure about questioning a physician. 651 more words

Aging: It's A Good Thing!

 Honoring Active Aging Week 2015, September 27th– October 3rd.

From Active Aging Week website,

“This year’s Theme: Live Your Adventure!  Led by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week celebrates aging and active living. 431 more words


World Pharmacists Day 2015

All over the world, pharmacists are celebrating the fifth World Pharmacists Day. This was established by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), which represents over three million experts in medicines worldwide. 822 more words