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Informed Patient

New Study Supports Less Surgery For Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A new report may influence -- and reduce -- surgical treatment for most women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Protect Yourself And Family From Food-Borne Illness

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A new study reveals that food-borne illnesses from bacteria, parasites and some viruses are ever-present and costly. The report finds that contaminated comestibles run up a bill of more than $100 billion per year.

How The Internet Is Changing U.S. Health Care

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Increasing, "e-patients" are going online to augment medical information from their physicians and to look for a second opinion. There's no waiting, and it's free.

Getting The Right Medicine

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

What's missing is a solid discussion of the type and extent of treatments people would want if they were sufficiently informed of their medical options and circumstances.

Are You An Informed Patient?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

One lesson of the past decade is that facts - scientific and medical - aren't always clear. Rather, they're messy and often difficult to interpret, even upon expert examination.