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Even Doctors Can’t Navigate Our ‘Broken Health Care System’

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, final week he picked up his cellphone and commenced sharing on Twitter his household’s enraging experiences with the U.S. well being care system. It was an act of defiance — and desperation. Like tens of millions of people who find themselves sick …

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Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution

For years, Dr. Linda Fried provided older sufferers who complained of being lonely what appeared to be wise steering. “Exit and discover one thing that issues to you,” she would say. However her well-meant recommendation didn’t work more often than not. What sufferers actually wished had been shut relationships with …

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Listening To Older Patients Who Want To Stop Dialysis

Dr. Susan Wong sat down with an 84-year-old affected person within the hospital, the place he’d been admitted with a flare-up of a severe autoimmune situation and deteriorating kidney operate. The older man informed her he needed to go residence; he’d had a very good life and was prepared for …

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In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records

Medical information might be arduous for sufferers to get, even on this digital info age. However they shouldn’t be: Federal legislation ensures that folks have a proper to see and acquire a duplicate of their medical information. New proof of boundaries to exercising this proper comes from a research of …

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