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Coffee: Your Passport to Health and Longevity – Redux

June 13, 2015

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Food and nutrition, Michaeli:

Coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of dying prematurely from all causes, and consequently live longer.

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Shared decision-making for lung cancer screening: will it work?

November 24, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

Shared decision-making is increasingly recommended by screening guidelines, but I worry that these difficult discussions may not actually take place, even if family physicians are paid to initiate them with patients eligible for LDCT screening. Will clinicians merely go through the motions and just order the test?

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

Big News: Walmart adds cancer its Centers of Excellence program

October 8, 2014

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Oncology:

Readers of this blog know that about 10-20% of new cancer cases have been seriously misdiagnosed. Walmart is taking great strides to make sure its associates get the right diagnoses and excellent care.

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t in Cancer Screening

August 31, 2014

11 comments

Health policy, Health policy 2, Oncology, Prevention:

A recent study showed that one-third to one-half of surveyed Americans with a 9-year mortality risk of more than 75 percent reported receiving recent cancer screenings, including prostate cancer screenings whose mortality benefit takes about a decade.

Joan Justice, Director Special Projects,
Patient Empowerment Network

How to Communicate with Patients When Words Won’t Work

July 29, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

What if you were a patient with a serious illness, alone in a hospital and you couldn’t communicate verbally with the medical staff?

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

A rational way forward on lung cancer screening

July 6, 2014

1 comment

Health policy, Health policy 2, Oncology:

An editorial proposed that “CMS to offer coverage of LDCT lung cancer screening only when it is done in facilities that are certified as comprehensive, patient-centered programs designed to maximize benefits and minimize harms.”

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

There are many ways of “knowing cancer”

June 9, 2014

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Health care professionals, Oncology, Prevention:

All of us involved in confronting cancer in all its forms – specialist and primary care clinicians, advocates, patients, family and loved ones – know cancer in different ways, and none should be held up as inherently superior to any other.

Multivitamins: fact or fiction?

RIP: The Death of Two Myths (Part Two): Antioxidant Vitamins and Longevity.

June 8, 2014

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Cardiology, End-of-Life, Food and nutrition, Geriatric medicine, History of medical science, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Prevention, Psychology & behavior:

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD explores the myth that antioxidant vitamins will help you live longer.   Want to live longer? ┬áIf you are honest with… Read More ›

Kelly Turner PhD, author of Radical Remission

Radical Remission from Cancer: 9 Keys to Healing

June 4, 2014

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Oncology, Patient experience, Salber:

Kelly Turner’s “Radical Remission” is a remarkable book that highlights healing tactics used by unexpected survivors of advanced cancers.

Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

May 27, 2014

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Patient experience:

Researching online, joining patient communities, conversing with other patients, using mHealth, social media or fitness trackers are all ways that patients can educate themselves and improve their knowledge during their journey.