Healthcare Headaches


December 2010


Electronic Medical Records: No Cure-All for Medical Errors

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Even though it happened several years ago, I still experience a visceral feeling of guilt and embarrassment when I recall the time I almost prescribed the wrong type of antibiotics for a patient's inner ear infection. As medical errors go, this would not have been that big a deal. Although the ...

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health care
medical technology
medical records
medical quality
technology
patients
family health
doctors

Your Doctor's Role in Helping You Change Your Health Habits

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I once used to see patients in a clinical practice located next door to a popular fast food restaurant. My office hours usually began in the early afternoon and ended about 9 p.m. Whenever I was pressed for time or hadn't packed a dinner, I'd run over to the restaurant to grab a burger, french ...

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heart health
weight loss
exercise and fitness
diet and nutrition
behavior
psychology
patients
counseling
doctors
health care

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