May You Not Have a Stroke

May You Not Have a Stroke

We are finishing “May”, also known as National Stroke Awareness Month.  There are ample sources of information about how to recognize stroke signs and symptoms.  If they are present, getting to a stroke center can save your life or prevent serious long term disability.

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This year, make an investment in your health!

This year, make an investment in your health!

January is the month of resolutions and commitments. As we set off in this new year, many people embrace the concept that, with the new year, we can make a fresh start, and make commitments to ourselves to make positive changes to our lives.

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From Good Idea to Action

From Good Idea to Action

Everybody has something they find frustrating.  For some it is traffic, for others it might be a service that doesn’t quite meet their needs or expectations. At the top of my list is to see people who have access to things that would make their lives longer and better, but they either ignore those options or choose alternatives that are less effective or even harmful.

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Information Technology and Healthcare

Information Technology and Healthcare

This week, my attention has been drawn to information technology.   I just read an article in the AMA News detailing how electronic medical records are distracting physicians from patient care.  I agree – an overhaul is needed. In the past week, the web based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system I use (which I generally find useful and cost effective

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