February 9, 2014

Limitations of Pre-Judgement in Healthcare

Some doctors unfortunately resort to quick judgements toward their patients. This closes the door to open communication, and as a result, often leads to the need to run more tests due to the patient interview being prematurely cut short. No one can be “figured out” at a glance by their appearance, financial status, beliefs or religion. Let’s cut out this cancer in the patient-doctor relationship. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/02/victim-patient-profiling.html
January 26, 2014

Passing on The Gift of Life: Our Organs

Are you a registered organ donor? 90% of us believe in it, but only 40% are actually registered. Go to www.donatelife.com and be sure that you are. As Charity, the Opera singer and two-time lung transplant recipient reminds us, life is not a sprint, not even a marathon. It is in fact, a relay race. Graciously give what you cant take with you.
January 19, 2014

Expanding Positive Possibilities for Better Health

Psychology is now beginning to redirect focus, from “finding what’s wrong with you,” to accentuating and nurturing strengths; often with better results. As a fellow Kentukian said, “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln http://www.dailygood.org/story/624/the-16-habits-of-exuberant-human-beings-kate-bratskeir/
January 5, 2014

Patient/Physician Engagement: Take the Free, Online Class!

Hats off to Larry Chu, MD, MS, and Kyra Bobbinet, MD, MPH of Stanford University for designing and teaching a wonderful humanity-driven science of the heart; Patient Engagement. Sit in on the class yourself, here. http://aim.stanford.edu/engage/
January 4, 2014

Are we more likely to catch a “Cold” when We are “Cold?”

Do we get a cold, when we are, well….”cold?” There is a scientific correlation. Watch this entertaining video, that is backed by “cold” hard science, in support of this old wisdom.