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So if Patients are Customers, How do you Sell to Them?

Consumerization of sick care is on everyone's lips. I think patient consumerism, i.e. the belief that if given the right information, patient-consumers will make smart sick care choices based on value, is a myth.

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Demystifying ADHD

When determining if someone meets criteria for ADHD we focus on what a person is struggling with and what isn’t working for them. For people with ADHD, the symptoms are significant and interfere with their ability to function. The symptoms of ADHD don’t generally enhance self-esteem or make someone feel on top of the world. Oftentimes, people with ADHD suffer from self-esteem issues; repeatedly feeling like a failure or feeling shame for struggling with seemingly simple tasks. Self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy can follow. So how is it possible that there are benefits of ADHD? I know you may be skeptical, but there ARE positive traits of ADHD! Let me tell you about 14 ADHD benefits.

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The Five Foundations of Digital Patient Support Programmes

The term ‘digital’ in 2018 is a dangerous one. We all live in a complex mixed reality where the confines of digital and non-digital channels are blurred. The focus is rightly on integration with and augmentation of the human experience. That being said, when we look at health, people turn to digital channels first when seeking help and when looking for on going support, digital and especially mobile, are the future of interventional relationships between healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and patients. When designing patient support programmes with a digital element these are the 5 key foundations you need to bear in mind:

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Big, Fat, New Meaning to “Red State”

I have quipped wryly for years that the relentless rise in obesity rates would eventually exhaust Crayola’s supply of colors. That’s because the CDC has long tracked the rising prevalence of obesity by state using color-coded maps of the U.S.

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Suicide Prevention Plan: 5 Tips to Deal With Thoughts of Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention month. Preventing suicide does not happen by offering simple platitudes ("You have so much to be grateful for") or by saying comments like: "It's wrong", "It's selfish", etc... Suicide and suicidal thoughts are a response to incredible pain. The pain seems unending to the person experiencing it.

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Will Free Medical School Make a Difference?

Ever since The New York University School of Medicine announced that it would waive the tuition of all its students, regardless of merit or need, citing concerns about the “overwhelming financial debt” facing graduates, opinions have been across the board about the wisdom of the decision.

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A Physician and Patient Face their Fears

Fear can show up at inappropriate times uninvited and unexpected, like a knock on the door in the middle of the night. We have all felt it. Sometimes, it can stop us from an adventure or getting into trouble. Sometimes, it can prevent us from living up to our potential or considering a new path. Sometimes, it can stop us from taking care of our health.