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Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She is also a physician executive who has worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She is a Board Certified Internist and Emergency Physician who loves to write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.
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Climate Change and Human Health: It’s a Killer

The impact of climate change on human health is killing people right now via extreme weather events, spread of infectious disease, and failures of nutrition.
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Introducing the Innovators of the TEDMED Hive

Meet some of the innovators of the 2018 TEDMED Hive. They are out-of-the-box thinkers with products that are may well change healthcare forever.
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When Things Get Tough, Birding Might Save You

A 5-minute pause to watch a finch courting his mate or listen to the soothing call of a lesser goldfinch might not save the world but it might just save you!
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What is the Impact of Dementia on Comorbid Conditions?

New research finds that dementia has a substantial impact on the costs and prevalence of certain common comorbid conditions compared with matched individuals without dementia.
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People Should Prove They Have Earned the Right to Have a Gun

Asking who should be restricted from gun ownership is not the right question, we should be asking who has demonstrated that they have earned the right to have one.
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How to Kill Pre-existing Condition Protections

A.G. Jeff Sessions' letters to Congress outline the convoluted reasoning the DoJ is using to refuse to defend a legal assault on 3 key provisions of the ACA.
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The Robin is Helping Doctors and Patients See Eye-to-Eye Again

Robin Healthcare is replacing clunky approaches to medical visit documentation allowing doctors to once again concentrate on what their patients have to say.
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Lower Blood Pressure Found to Lower Dementia Risk

A new study shows that aggressively treating blood pressure to a target of 120 mmHg was associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia compared to a group treated to a target of 140 mmHg or less.
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Our Happy 4th of July Wish for Everyone in the U.S.of A

We hope that on this July 4th holiday when we take a pause to celebrate our nation's independence that each and every one of us can find a way to reach across the divide and find that common ground.
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Racist Rant: Why Do You Hate Us? Because You Are Mexicans

A racist rant made me recall my visit to the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City-a profoundly moving experience. The one emotion I hadn't expected was shame.
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Trainer Rx Helps You Take Charge of Your Physical Therapy

Trainer Rx has developed a comprehensive program that you can use at home to augment the physical therapy your doctor has prescribed. Orthopedic surgeon Michael Oberlander, MD, describes how his own injuries led him to develop this comprehensive home rehabilitation program