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Why I’ll Wait For My Doctor by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 7:30pm Last year, I lost someone in my life that I loved, admired, and adored. My doctor. Now, I know I’ve harped on this subject plenty of times, but I can assure you I’m not harping today and this post will not be one about wishing he was back, but rather – it’s about a discovery I made – in my brain, of all plac ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic Health Manager Add Hypertension and High Cholesterol Features – HealthVault by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 24 Sep 2009 10:19pm Microsoft HealthVault and Mayo Clinic as you may or may not be aware are partners with their free online PHR.  New features have been added for tracking high blood pressure and cholesterol.  HealthVault, on it’s own format has had the ability to connect devices and it certainly makes it easy to track this way instead of manually typing in data.  ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic and Microsoft HealthVault Partner for Personal Health Records Solution by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:47pm Mayo Clinic and Microsoft realize the value of personal health records with a new partnership that will allow patients to create and maintain medical records.  A few months ago I spoke with Steve Shihadeh, VP of Microsoft Health Solutions Group about their expansion with both HealthVault and Amalga and you can read more at the link below. Ste ... Read on »
New Allergist by KGuy Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 8:32pm It has been one year since we moved from Indiana to Florida. The weather is beautiful but the health care...not so much. We have run into multiple hiccups finding an allergist that understands food allergies. Our first attempt to find a new allergist went awry quickly. After a two hour appointment, this allergist suggested doing a daily regiment ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic - Reducing Tumors with Hormone Therapies Before Surgery for Prostate Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 5:31pm Tumors with 2 individuals who didn’t have many other options were treated with a hormone process called androgen ablation at the Mayo Clinic which removes testosterone and radiation.  Both men are now cancer free, a miracle for the 2 who’s cancer was spreading into their abdominal areas.  Again, this was a study of only 2 individuals but certainl ... Read on »
IVF's Moral Dilemma by flakymn Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 12:00am On Sunday, I received another question on my blog. Folks, I love these questions! Please keep 'em coming! I have been wanting to spend some time blogging about this topic and have just put it off for one reason or another. Hearing a question really encourages me to get cracking at putting all my thoughts down on "paper." So here was the quest ... Read on »
The opinions of the VA and Mayo ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm The opinions of the VA and Mayo Clinic in dispute on this lawsuit...BD  A Marine Corps veteran is suing the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City for $12 million for allegedly performing unnecessary open heart surgery on him almost 10 years ago. According to the lawsuit, filed in January in U.S. District Court, Anthony Lan ... Read on »
e-Patients, Dr. Google, Your Doctor, and You by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Wed 25 Nov 2009 10:04pm A recent article by NPR confirmed what many patients and doctors already know. The internet is leveling the playing field and allows individuals to access information easier and more quickly. Research by Pew Internet and American Life Project found: 61 percent of adults say they look online for health information - known as e-patients ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted Sun 03 Jan 2010 11:05pm Is this what would happen as Medicare-like policies become the norm in American health care? From the December 31, 2009 Bloomberg News: Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of to ... Read on »
Two weeks. by lcampbe79 Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:01am It has been two weeks since my emergency surgery and I'm doing pretty good. Some days are better than others and today is one of those "others". I have started a new routine with "N" since Friday because he's been having a sort of allergy lately after school, so now after he gets home he washes his hands and face, grabs clean clothes and take ... Read on »