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Let’s celebrate  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Let’s celebrate Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Happy birthday U.S.A. Let's celebrate. #4thofJuly#IndependenceDay

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Top 5 posts of 2016- #5

  This week I'm sharing my top 5 most viewed posts of 2016. I'm not surprised that any of these were the most popular because a couple of them are among my favorites too. (Well, ok, they all are.) This post is number 5- a story about a special week I spent with some special … Continue reading Top 5 posts of 2016- #5

Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

  Tuesday November 8th, we in the United States will elect a new president. It's been a contentious , bitter campaign and we are all glad it's almost over. But we should also be glad that we have the privilege of open discussion and disagreement and settling our differences by voting for our leaders.    I … Continue reading Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

“in love with healthy eating”- an update

“in love with healthy eating”- an update

  ( This post contains affiliate product links; purchase through these links pays a commission to this blog; thank you) Almost a year ago I introduced you to my friend Pam who successfully lost weight a few years ago. Perhaps more important than achieving her weight loss goals, she actively maintains those goals and enthusiastically helps others … Continue reading “in love with healthy eating”- an update

Why this week makes me glad I am a doctor

Why this week makes me glad I am a doctor

This week I head into the wild to serve as camp doctor for a children's summer camp. It's a special week for many reasons. Here's what happened last summer.       For one week I was the doctor at an exclusive summer camp for children ages 7 through 11 years. Only a few children … Continue reading Why this week makes me glad I am a doctor

Finding Holiday Joy Amid the Grief

      Although this season brings  fun and festivities, many of our friends  find it hard to feel joyful when their hearts are heavy with grief. Whether from a  recent loss, or  one many years ago, grieving for the loved ones who won't be here to celebrate with us can dampen our holiday spirit and  lead … Continue reading Finding Holiday Joy Amid the Grief

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

In part 1, we considered the importance of establishing a connection between doctors and patients before trying to communicate. The goal is to establish effective patient engagement. (if you haven't read part 1, I suggest reading it now, this post will make more sense if you do) Now we're going to look at some practical … Continue reading 3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

“Patient engagement” is a buzzword in health care these days, but what does that look like? Professionals in health care believe patient engagement means improving communication between doctors and patients. And for good reason- they also believe that doctors and patients need to communicate better. Patients complain that doctors don’t listen to them or respond … Continue reading 3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

Where will you give on #GivingTuesday?

Now that we have survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let's move to a more important event- #GivingTuesday Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and these two popular shopping days,  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, to coincide with holiday and end-of-year giving. It is a is a global day of giving fueled by the power … Continue reading Where will you give on #GivingTuesday?