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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, a multi-media health news company. She has been honored by LinkedIn as one of ten Top Voices in Healthcare in both 2017 and 2018. Prior to moving into health journalism, she was a physician executive who worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She loves to read and write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.
water-flosser

The Water Flosser: A Great Alternative for Floss Haters

Eighteen percent of people would rather wash dishes and 14% would rather clean toilets than floss. Water flossing offers a more palatable alternative.
Women in bed with flu

Flu: Here are the Answers to Your Questions

Here is information and stats from the CDC and elsewhere that helps answer many of the questions you may have about this year's flu season.
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What Happened When I Fell and Broke My Shoulder

After I fell and fractured my shoulder, I learned that there are many issues to consider in addition to the fall and the fracture.
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People Should Prove They Have Earned the Right to Have a Gun

The El Paso and Dayton mass murders: It is not about violent video games or even mental health., it IS about the easy access to guns. Learning from Japan.
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Why I was Ashamed to be an American

.A special exhibit in Mexico City's famed Museum of Tolerance displayed U.S. intolerance of Mexican immigrants, It made me feel ashamed of being American.
Barrett's esophagus cancer

Barrett’s Esophagus: New Tool Predicts the Risk of Cancer

Cernostics' TissueCypher Assay uses molecular and cellular data to predict which patients with Barrett's esophagus are at risk of progression to esophageal cancer.
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Liquid Biopsy for Cancer: What You Need to Know

Liquid biopsy for cancer is an exciting new technology that holds a lot of promise in diagnosis, treatment, and management of the disease.
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Osmosis: Revolutionizing Medical Education One Video at a Time

Will Osmosis' virtual medical education platform transform the first two years of medical school making it faster & less expensive for students?
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Most Americans Do Know Something About Science After All

Scientific knowledge is mostly alive and well in America with a majority (~70%) of Americans scoring a medium or high level of knowledge on the Pew survey.
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Medinas Health Creates a New Solution for an Old Problem

Medinas Health's digital platform that helps hospitals safely buy and sell preowned medical equipment & supplies. It's like an eBay for healthcare.
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Ada Health Adds Swahili to Expand its Global Reach

Ada Health's Global Health Initiative advances its mission to make quality, personalized care a reality for everyone by adding Swahili and Romanian.
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Research Links Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of AF may be affected by sleep apnea.