Keeping Patients in the Dark

Back when I slaved in the depths of Hunter Thompson’s “shallow money trench,” we had a phrase we deployed whenever we thought the grownups were keeping us in the dark. We would say we’d been sent to Mushroom Land, where one is kept in the dark and fed sh*t, the better to keep us from [&hellip

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Cost and Price and Cost, oh my!

I am beyond tired of watching blind guys – the healthcare industry – feel up the elephant – people-commonly-called-patients and their preferences when it comes to interacting with the healthcare system. When I read the post this infographic was embedded in, I found myself shaking my head (again) and thinking that the people who really [&hellip

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What’s in a Bowl of Rice?

This is a guest post by Patricia Dean-Escoto, a nutrition coach and consultant who learned, in her own cancer journey, the impact of food on cancer prevention – she’s got a new Android app, My Breast Cancer Advocate, that’s available in the Google Play store.  The other day I was visiting with a good friend [&hellip

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Healthcare.gov and me: I win!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since October 1, you’ve heard that Healthcare.gov, the site where Americans can shop for health insurance, had a rocky start in life. OK, it was an epic mess. I was one of the people who was eager to jump on the site on October 1, since I haven’t had [&hellip

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“How much is that?” is a critical question in healthcare

This story from PBS Newshour clearly shows how important it is to ask questions, and shop around, when it comes to prescription drug prices. Think a generic drug guarantees a lower price? Not so much. Watch this story, and learn how the same generic drug can cost anywhere from $11 to $455. The best way [&hellip

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