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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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Eat Your Roots! Straight from The Root Makes It Easy

Straight from THE ROOT has figured out how to make it painless to enjoy perfectly prepared root vegetables in just a minute and a half. The secret is sous vide.
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TedMed17: Chimpanzee Politics, Ebola, Music after Heartbreak

Day 1 of TedMed 2017 featured talks on chimpanzee politics, the sad aftermath of the Liberian Ebola epidemic, and new music created by Zoe Keating after her tragic loss.
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What Causes Dry Mouth and How Can You Treat It?

Dry mouth can lead to dental caries, oral candidiasis, and problems eating and speaking. Avoiding certain medications, symptom relief, and dental care are key.
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Squeezing Out The Waste with Digital Health Innovation

Here are 3 digital health innovations that, in their own way, streamline processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness—something we need much more of in healthcare.
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Apparently Nobody in Healthcare Trusts Each Other

There's no trust anywhere when it comes to healthcare-a new survey shows that hospital systems & doctors don't trust health plans & plans don't trust them.
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Mental Health After a Tragedy: Lessons from Katrina

The RISK project provides a rich body of scientific literature that should be used to guide how we respond to current and future hurricane disasters.
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The Importance of Teaching Health in High School

Teaching health literacy in high school should be every bit as important for students' future success as math and American history.
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Dr. Robert Pearl’s 4 Pillars of Healthcare Transformation

In his book, Mistreated, Dr. Robert Pearl, the former Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, lays out his vision of how to transform healthcare.
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7 Simple and Not-So-Simple Strategies to Maintain a Healthy Brain

Seven lifestyle modifications that prevent atherosclerosis have also been found to maintain brain health and prevent cognitive decline.
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How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

Sleeping patterns change as we age, but luckily there are a lot of things that you can do that can help you sleep better even though you no longer sleep like a baby.
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The Anti-Contraception Agenda is Fueled by Fake Science

Those of us who care deeply about women's health and reproductive rights have plenty of reason for concern now that advocates of fake science are in positions of power and alternative facts have been weaponized by state legislatures.

Trump Finally Declares the Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

President Trump's special Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis interim report details its recommendations for dealing with the epidemic.
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