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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.
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Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina

The RISK studies on survivors' mental health after the Katrina disaster provide a road map of how we should respond to disastrous hurricanes in the future.
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Exciting New Research on COVID-19: BTK Inhibition

A small study of seriously ill COVID-19 patients administered acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor and repurposed lymphoma drug, showed very promising results.
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Doximity’s New Telehealth Application Makes It Easy to Connect

Dialer Video is Doximity's new telehealth feature that allows doctors to connect with their patients on their own cell phones with the click of a button.
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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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Is Your Favorite Exercise Excuse Bogus?

We all have our favorite excuse for not exercising. However, many of them do not hold up to scrutiny. Here are 12 commons exercise excuses, debunked.
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1200 Foods That Confuse and Amuse You

If you love to read about exotic foods that confuse and amuse, such as spoon worms and Singing Hinnies, then in this little gem of a book will delight you.
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Perseverance: Being Knocked Down Four Times, But Rising Up Five

This is a story about perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds: A 69-year old widow finally got her driver's license after 949 failed attempts.
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Telehealth Project to Help Atrial Fibrillation Patients During COVID Crisis

A telehealth project to improve treatment for patients at highest risk for stroke has been launched by PPAHS and supported by a BMS-Pfizer Alliance Grant
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A Little Lump Or Bump On The Eyelid? Beware, It Could Be Skin Cancer!

The eyelid area is a common area for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 5-10% of all skin cancers.
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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.
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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.
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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.