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Edgar Wilson

Edgar Wilson
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Edgar Wilson is an Oregon native writing on trends in health, education, and global affairs. He studied conflict resolution and international relations and has worked in industries ranging from international marketing to broadcast journalism. He is currently working as an independent analytical consultant. He can be reached via email (edgar.t.wilson@gmail.com) or on Twitter @EdgarTwilson, and more of his work viewed through Contently.
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Whose Fault Is It If Work Makes Us Sick?

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In the absence of genuine viable alternatives to working, can we charge employers and the systems that create work to pay for our healthcare?
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Who Should be Blamed For The Failings of Healthcare?

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In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.
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Wearables Aren’t Lifesavers, And They Don’t Need To Be

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If wearables give providers and patients another way to communicate, engage, and learn from one another, they will advance patient education and be a welcome addition to the continuum of care.
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Heart Disease, Obesity, and the Myth of Personal Responsibility

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It's time to abandon the notion that "personal responsibility" is the solution to every health problem so that the hard work of affecting cultural change can be taken up in earnest.
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The Most Important Factors When Choosing a Primary Care Provider

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If communication fosters a strong relationship and yields results that satisfy patients, it shouldn't matter if the provider is male, female, doctor or nurse.

Is It Possible to Peg Price to Value in Healthcare?

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Although we can learn about pegging price to value from other industries, healthcare requires a unique approach that recognizes its critical role in people's lives.