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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. Pat serves on the Board of Trustees of MedShare, a global humanitarian organization.
Coronavirus MedShare response

Healthcare Workers Say They’ll Be Fired If They Wear Their Own Masks

Healthcare workers who risk their lives by showing up for work are being threatened with firing for trying to protect themselves with their own masks.
alcohol use disorder Ria Health

Ria Health: Rehab for Alcohol Abuse Disorder on Your Phone

Ria Health is a digital health startup that combines objective data with medication to help people with alcohol abuse disorder reach their goals for treatment.
Coronavirus-MedShare

MedShare Responds (Again) to the Coronavirus Outbreak in China

MedShare partners with The Coca-Cola Foundation & The UPS Foundation to send 1.8 million respirator masks to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
broke shoulder

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.
right-guns

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.
ashamed American

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.
liquid biopsy

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.