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Empowered Patient

Reading the Fine Print on Cancer Treatment and Side Effects

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Researchers found that nearly one-third of reports on large, randomized studies over-emphasize some benefits of therapy. In the majority of reports evaluated, the investigators found insufficient attention or discussion of treatment side effects.

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.

How Empathy Can Help Empower Patients

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ficarra

It is with empathy that we can engage and empower our patients. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected.

How To Maximize Your Doctor's Visit

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Many of us have left a doctor's appointment and realized that we forgot to ask him or her an important question. Here are a few tips to take with you on your next visit to the doctor.

Do You Know the Signs of a Real Life Heart Attack, Not the Hollywood Version?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

When thinking about someone having a heart attack, it's easy to think about the classic Hollywood example: the person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath. But this version can be misleading.

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.