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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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Is Single-Payer a Better Option for America?

Don Berwick, former head of CMS joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) to talk about health reform with a focus on single-payer. Can we get there in the U.S.?
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
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The Promise of Menstrual Blood Diagnostics

Biotech start-up, LifeStory Health, is developing technology that uses menstrual blood to look for novel biomarkers of women's health in menstrual blood.

Lawyer Gets Obesity and Health Partly Right, But Mostly Wrong

Paul Campos, a professor of law at the University of Colorado in Boulder, has published a rant on weight and health on The New Republic Online.
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Let’s Show Gratitude for Christmas This Year

Thank you for reading our stories and we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Festive Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and just plain ole Happy Holidays!
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1200 Foods That Will Confuse and Amuse You

Whether you are enjoying a Fart Bar in Poland, a Handkäse mit Musik in Frankfurt, or a Longevity Bun in China, this book is for you.
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What Every 7th Grader Needs to Know About Life

Even when separated by thousands of miles, grandparents can play a special role in the lives of their grandchildren. Here is one grandfather's advice to his granddaughter as she enters 7th grade.
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Another Gun Massacre – When Will We Ever Learn?

How many more unbearable tragedies do American families need to endure before we finally stand up and demand significant changes to our national firearm policies?
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Meet the 19 Fabulous Innovators in the TedMed Hive

TedMed's Hive shines a bright light on nineteen innovators working to improve health and well-being in a variety of ways. Here's a synopsis of what they are working on.
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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.