April 2007: Journalist specializing in medical issues.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) CNN (Cable News Network) Source Jul 20, 2011
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 20, 2011 One in 5 restaurant calorie listings is off
QUOTE: A new study by Tufts University nutrition researchers shows nearly one out of five restaurant dishes has at least 100 more calories than what a restaurant states on its website. The underestimated foods came from several restaurant chains...
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 30, 2011 Would your doctor pay for wasted time? (Empowered Patient)
QUOTE: In years gone by, doctors would likely have scoffed at the suggestion they reimburse patients for time spent waiting. But Farstad's doctor sent her a check for $100, the full amount she requested, and some tardy doctors tell CNN they give patients money (or a gift) before the patient even asks.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 12, 2011 Giving Doctors Orders
QUOTE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that health care workers, even doctors and nurses, have a “poor” record of obeying hand-washing rules… one out of every three people suffer a mistake during a hospital stay.
New York Times Jul 30, 2009 Does your child need ADHD drugs? (Empowered Patient)
QUOTE: Does my child really need drugs for ADHD, and if so, is there a point when he or she should stop taking them?...Because drug companies tend to give samples for only the most expensive drugs, once the samples run out, you'll end up paying more than if your child had been prescribed a generic drug.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 26, 2009 Does your doctor judge you based on your color?
QUOTE: While it's extremely difficult to tell in any given situation how much race -- consciously or subconsciously -- plays a role in a doctor's decision making, multiple studies over several decades have found doctors make different decisions for black patients and white patients even when they have the same medical problems and the same insurance
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 16, 2009 When doctors can't say 'no' (Empowered Patient)
QUOTE: Experts on doctor behavior said physicians often have a tough time saying no to requests from a patient -- even when the patient isn't a celebrity.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 17, 2008 Don't become the victim of a surgical error
QUOTE: But experts tell me my husband was right on. Mistakes do happen, no matter how great the surgeon, and it behooves you to help them get it right. Witness these headlines: Minnesota doctors remove the healthy kidney of a cancer patient while leaving the diseased one behind; California doctors remove the appendix of the wrong patient; one of the most experienced surgeons in a Boston, Massachusetts, hospital operates on the wrong side of a patient. All of these mistakes happened in the past year.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 20, 2008 Great Web sites when aging parents need help (Empowered Patient)
QUOTE: But these days, more and more people are using the Internet to find a caregiver instead of, or along with, traditional methods of finding care, such as asking friends and family. Here, from caregiving experts, are Web sites that link you to caregivers, plus sites that offer other services.
CNN (Cable News Network) Feb 28, 2008 What to expect from your doctor
QUOTE: be seen in a timely manner....test results in a timely manner...Your doctor -- not the staff -- should call you with bad results....Your doctor should tell you what medicines you're getting and their side effects....Your doctor should explain everything in terms you can understand
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 25, 2007 Fight over baby's life divides ethicists
QUOTE: The law, signed in 1999 by then-Gov. George W. Bush, gives Texas hospitals the authority to stop treatment if doctors say the treatment is "inappropriate" -- even if the family wants the medical care to continue. The statute was inspired by a growing debate in medical and legal communities over when to declare medical treatment futile.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 01, 1111 Five diagnoses that call for a second opinion
QUOTE: While it's important to get second opinions for various treatments, doctors say there are certain procedures where it's especially crucial...Heart bypass surgery...hysterectomy...Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality...Surgery for varicose veins...brain tumors...
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