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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.
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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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12 Common Exercise Excuses, Debunked

Here are 12 common and beloved excuses people use for not exercising. And, the reasons why they just don't hold up.
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Condiments: Calories We Forget to Count

Condiments are those little dabs of this and that we slather on food to make it taste better. If you aren't paying attention, you could be getting more calories and fat from your condiment than you are from the food you put it on.
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202 Footballers Donated Their Brains to Science—Here’s What We Learned

CTE, a progressive degenerative brain disorder associated with repeated head trauma was diagnosed in 87% of American football players' brains donated for study.
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Observations from Alberta: How to Make America Great Again

If Trump or anyone with power in our government wanted to Make America Great Again, they would send a delegation to Alberta and copy everything they are doing.
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US Healthcare Ranks Dead Last Compared to 10 Other Countries

The U.S. ranked last in a study of the health system performance of 11 high-income countries. The only measure we excelled in was the percent of GDP we spent to deliver such dismal results.

Think You’re Getting Good Healthcare? You’re Probably Not

Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group is the author of Mistreated: Why We Think Were Getting Good Health Care—and Why We're Usually Wrong, a book that explores what must be done to fix the broken U.S. healthcare system.
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Advance Directives Should Be Clinical, Not Legal Documents

The advantages of having an advance directive that is easily modifiable to reflect the changing wishes of a dying individual far outweighs the concerns of those who advocate for a legalistic approach.