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Digital Health Therapeutics Issues and Opportunities

Digital health refers to using information and communications technologies to send or receive medical information. Some provide information and education while others have the intended use of diagnosing or treating a patient with symptoms or a disease. In the latter case, they can be considered a medical device , and, as such, what is more commonly being referred to as a digital therapeutic (DTx).

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48 Hours in the Life of an On-Call Gynecologist

An on-call weekend: 48 hours of being at any moment “on,” of being edgy, of being exhausted. This weekend included a full house of patients to see in the hospital, a patient list of three pages to be exact.

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What Does Trust Mean to a Patient?

I have been working on this essay for some time now. It has been difficult for me to convey in words this complex issue of physician-patient relationships that, to me, is the crux of the art of medicine.

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Diets to (Live and) Die For

This past week I was privileged to publish a column in New York Magazine that Mark Bittman and I wrote together over a span of weeks. The editors, who did a great job with it, told readers that it answered every last question about diet and health. Extensive though it is, that obviously can’t quite be true, and isn’t. 

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Motherhood is More than Giving Birth

For days on end, she looked out of the bedroom window, rocking her baby back and forth on her glider. The maple tree waved at her daily as the breeze came through its branches. Gradually, the leaves made their annual change from green to red and orange and yellow. She watched as the leaves transformed, jealous of their seamless change as she struggled to make her own transition to motherhood.

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How About Doctor Consumerism?

The latest sick care-ism is medical consumerism. This latest affront to the profession—one that affects medical insurers as well—comes as a direct result of the national effort to encourage people to take greater control of their medical care. Obamacare made citizens aware that they had choices and challenged them to educate themselves. Suddenly, yesterday’s patient became tomorrow’s potential customer.

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the top natural health remedies that I use every day. Due to the amazing natural ingredients (acetic acid, probiotics and enzymes), it is also one of the products I recommend to my patients in place of prescription and over the counter medications.