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Against All Odds: How to Move from Provider-Centered Care to Patient-Centered Care

September 23, 2014

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Against All Odds: How to Move from Provider-Centered Care to Patient-Centered Care by Ruth A. Tarantine, D.NP, RN — This is the story of one family’s path to navigating a serious health challenge, and it is full of inspiration and practical advice for all of us. When their mother faced a serious health issue, the […]

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Taking charge in an era of health care uncertainty

September 20, 2014

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Taking charge in an era of health care uncertainty by Ruth Tarantine —  While the U.S. has unrivaled status in many areas, health care is not one of them. In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked the United States 37th in health care quality in the world. In the years 2004, 2006, 2007 and […]

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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Fibromyalgia: a woman’s disease?

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Kenneth F. Muhich —  Fibromyalgia is not a woman’s disease, although it is often portrayed as such. At first glance it may appear to be, because so many women are diagnosed with the condition. Fibromyalgia is not a new disease. Its many symptoms can be traced back to Biblical times and are written […]

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Shocking facts about medical care

March 28, 2013

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by Dr. Marty Makary —  A new generation of doctors is pushing the medical profession to make hospital outcomes more positive for the public and to make bedside care more honest. Following are a few shocking facts about health care in the U.S. today. In a confidential survey at a wide range of hospitals, staffers […]

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Heal others, heal yourself

March 1, 2012

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by Jackie Lapin — Today’s headlines are filled with stories about our broken medical system, people who suffer because of a failed safety net or of those who cannot afford the care that would help them. Then there are the tales of those who can afford treatment but are not cured or healed by modern […]

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Why naturopathic medicine?

February 25, 2012

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by Melonni Dooley —  Would you like to learn how to attain good health rather than how to fight disease? Or, how about having a supportive and empowering relationship with a doctor who is willing to spend more than 5 minutes with you? If your answers are “yes,” you may be interested to know that […]

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Medical Labels Lie

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Medical disease encompasses the subtle but widespread belief by many adults that they must live with their illnesses, because no real help is available. We are told that the best hope for most chronic illnesses is various drugs or surgeries that often do not fix the problems, but merely help […]

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Health Care Freedom Act passes in Arizona, Oklahoma

February 25, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Two states have now passed constitutional measures blocking key portions of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, also known also as ObamaCare, which passed last March. Arizona and Oklahoma will be amending their state constitutions, in the wake of the November 2 election outcomes, to insert language giving residents the […]

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Your health and health care — Part one

February 23, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  What if your health and your health care are connected in such a way that it is not always obvious? The usual protocol to follow is that if something in your body does not feel right, the first step is to schedule tests, such as blood work, or to ask the […]

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Your heath and health care — Part II

February 23, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  (Editor’s Note: Part I of this article covered statistics on prescription drug overdose, opioid painkiller deaths and becoming involved in your health and healing process.) Prescription drug overuse and overdose has become increasingly problematic. Yes, there are times when specific drugs can assist in maintaining a certain level of health, if […]

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