sally_weighing_baby
    December 1, 2009
    Paying for Healthcare When $15 Could Save a Life

    I was told by one of the local residents that pediatric death due to septic shock is a huge problem. Children coming into the ER in Port Au Prince are carried on foot by their parents, assessed by the…

    Patient Privacy
    November 30, 2009
    Patient Privacy

    The Labor and delivery room in the main government hospital in downtown Port Au Prince is a single room with 25 or so metal beds placed 5 feet apart all facing center. There are 2" thick pads on the b…

    Cancer Treatment and Health Care Reform
    November 5, 2009
    Cancer Treatment and Health Care Reform

    One argument you may hear against health care reform concerns cancer survival rates. The United States has higher cancer survivor rates than countries with national health care systems, we're told. Do…

    Take Charge of Ear Infections or Asthma - Or Your Own Health
    October 6, 2009
    Take Charge of Ear Infections or Asthma – Or Your Own Health

    Get in on the free beta launch of KEAS, a new online service that provides step-by-step Care Plans to help you understand diagnoses and lab results, set health goals, and do what it takes to achieve y…

    Health Care Crisis: Take Charge and Create Wellness
    September 22, 2009
    Health Care Crisis: Take Charge and Create Wellness

    In 2003, my family returned to the United States after living abroad for fifteen years. After only a few days in the humid, allergen-laden Houston air, my son Sam had an asthma attack. Luckily, a prec…

    Future Health 100
    July 26, 2009
    Future Health 100

    I was humbled when a leading healthcare website, healthspottr, included me in the list of top innovators in healthcare today. The future health 100 list included people who are working together to mak…

    Unfettered Access to Our Health Data
    June 22, 2009
    Unfettered Access to Our Health Data

    Imagine trying to manage your money without seeing your bank statements or credit card bills. Being able to see the numbers is central to being able to take charge of your finances. Likewise, having y…

    HealthDataRights.org Calls for People's Right To Have and Share Health Data
    June 22, 2009
    HealthDataRights.org Calls for People’s Right To Have and Share Health Data

    Update December, 14, 2014: This initiative has resulted in patients having greater rights than ever before. Thought-Leaders Unite to Release Declaration of Health Data Rights United States--June 22, 2…

    Our Health Data Rights
    June 22, 2009
    Our Health Data Rights

    Imagine sitting in a car, eager to get someplace, but not allowed to drive. You must wait for another adult to come with the keys. You hit redial on your mobile phone repeatedly trying to get an updat…

    The Dawn of Patient-Centered Health Care
    June 1, 2009
    The Dawn of Patient-Centered Health Care

    If you’re tired of the present health care system in the U.S., raise your hand. Now imagine how many people are raising their hands with you. Because of our universal dislike of our current health c…

    Integrating Health
    February 27, 2009
    Integrating Health

    This week, the Institute of Medicine convened hundreds of physicians, patient advocates, and policymakers in Washington, DC, for the Summit on Integrative Medicine. Dr, Dean Ornish told the Huffington…

    How do you know what health information is reliable?
    February 24, 2009
    How do you know what health information is reliable?

    Pediatricians need to learn to listen to parents and take their insights and intuition seriously. Doctors in general need to learn to listen to patients and to take their insights seriously. So does t…

    The Price Tag of Sick Kids
    November 27, 2008
    The Price Tag of Sick Kids

    As the population gets sicker, including our kids, the laundry list of chronic conditions grows - diabetes, asthma, allergies and ADHD. On top of that, the cost of health care continues to climb. (mor…

    What’s got me excited now?
    November 14, 2008
    What’s got me excited now?

    One of the beauties of being a physician is that not only does your world encompasses the clinical aspects of health, but also involves many other disciplines as well. Often people assume that a docto…

    What Medicine Will Be like in 10 Years
    November 13, 2008
    What medicine will be like in 10-20 years

    This is a question that I'm often asked when talking to future physicians or people in general. Medicine has gone through some impressive, dynamic changes in the last ten to twenty years, even more si…

    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine
    November 12, 2008
    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    When people have asked me what it takes to be a physician, I usually tell them that there are three things that every doctor must have. And no, being scared of blood is not a deal breaker. (more&helli…

    How I got here
    November 11, 2008
    How I got here

    Every doctor has a story of how they ended up in medicine. Mine goes like this. My parents instilled two things that looking back now were probably the reason I was drawn to become a physician. From m…

    What it's like to be a pediatric hospitalist
    November 10, 2008
    What it’s like to be a pediatric hospitalist

    First of all you might be wondering what a pediatric hospitalist does. Prior to about 10 years ago, when a child became ill enough to require hospital admission, their pediatrician would place them in…

    A Glimpse of American Healthcare of the Future (My Talk at Health 2.0)
    October 27, 2008
    A Glimpse of American Healthcare of the Future (My Talk at Health 2.0)

    Thomas Jefferson had a radical notion: When the people are well-informed, they can be trusted to govern themselves. This powerful idea worked to end our rule by the King, but at the time it didn’t a…

    Participatory Medicine and the Democratization of Knowledge
    October 15, 2008
    Participatory Medicine and the Democratization of Knowledge

    Gilles Frydman at e-patients.net (where the Greenes and I also blog) has posted a consideration of the term participatory medicine and the evolving sense of its meaning. Gilles starts with his own def…