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Roadmap: Successful Medical Communication

Being diagnosed with a serious illness is a frightening experience. It is important that you research and educate yourself about your disease and learn to communicate with your medical team. An informed patient gets better results. Continue reading

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When Illness Strikes – What To Do First

Any serious diagnosis thrusts patients and their families into an unfamiliar world of doctors, tests and treatment options. Here are my suggestions as you begin the journey through illness. Continue reading

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Holiday Grief – Survival Tips

The holiday season – beginning with Thanksgiving and through the New Year – can be unbearably hard if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are my tips to survive. Continue reading

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Patient Navigators – Who We Are and What We Do

Patient advocacy, or patient navigation, is gaining attention as an emerging profession, both in the media and in the popular lexicon, because it fills so many gaps in the current American health care system. This is especially true today as we continue implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is changing the landscape for consumers in how health care is delivered and paid for in this country. Continue reading

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Transportation Help After Medical Services

Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Medical Association have a new pocket guide for patient transportation options before or after a medical procedure. Continue reading

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Battling Through: How My Family Beat Cancer

When my wife was diagnosed with mesothelioma, I wasn’t sure how to react. Now I can only think of it as an emotional learning and caregiving experience. Continue reading

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Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival

Many people experience depression during the holiday season. Now imagine trying to face it when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is very hard. It is painful. It is unbearably sad. Here are my own tips on how to get through the holidays if you are grieving.

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Medical Community Issues Guidelines on Caregiving

The Journal of General Internal Medicine recently released ethical guidelines addressing patient, physician, and caregiver relationships. The medical community is increasingly respecting the role of caregivers and offering guidance on how to develop that relationship. Continue reading

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Ask a Navigator – Help is Here

Do you have a quick health care, medical, cancer care, chronic disease, caregiving, elder care or administrative or integrative care question you would like answered?  Have you been getting lost in the medical information maze on the Internet?  You don’t have to … Continue reading

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