Risks, Benefits and Patient Empowerment
I read an interesting article by Dr. Roni Zeiger about the importance of asking your doctor to outline all of the risks and benefits of any treatment or procedure prior … Continue reading
We are losing our ancestral knowledge because the technicians only believe in modern science and cannot read the sky. -Andean peasant expression I read this quote in an ethnobotany course … Continue reading
Valentine’s Special on Cord Blood!
A friend forwarded this email to me recently: Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a gift voucher for cord blood banking! The storage of cord blood (blood collected from the … Continue reading
Going Public with Private Info
Benefits of sharing health information on the web I recently attended a talk on the “Importance of the Case Study.” In the world of medical research where large sample sizes … Continue reading
Healthcare providers in social media
Personal expression, Professional hesitation A while ago I wrote about Jay Parkinson, the physician who loves the internet. His practice, Hello Health allows patients to interact with their doctor in … Continue reading
I am not alone!
A couple of promising things have happened in the past week. Thanks to google alerts I have found two other GC bloggers! Although their sites are more personal and less … Continue reading
’08 His and Her Highlights
As the two of us go back to work tomorrow we thought we’d each take a quick look back at three professionally-related highlights from 2008. It’s been a great year … Continue reading