Perspective: Patient Access to Doctor Notes Could Influence Content

notesIn a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, several health care providers who participated in the OpenNotes pilot study wrote that allowing patients access to physicians’ notes is becoming more popular and influencing the content of such information, FierceEMR reports (Durben Hirsch, FierceEMR, 12/12).

Background

The study

Published this fall in Continue reading

More Employers Considering Using Private Health Insurance Exchanges

planA growing percentage of employers are contemplating migrating some or all of their group health benefit plan members into private health insurance exchanges by 2018, according to survey results published Thursday.

Forty-five percent of employers polled this year by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative said they already are or have considered using a private insurance exchange to provide health care coverage to Continue reading

IV Vitamin C Helps Cancer Patients

dripcMost cancer patients are vitamin C deficient. In fact, it’s fair to say, most chronically ill people suffer (greatly) from inadequate nourishment. Let’s be real – poor nutrition increases your risk of inflammation, toxicity, chronic fatigue and depression. Bottom line, if the goal is to fully recover from a cancer diagnosis, cancer patients must consume high-quality vitamins and minerals for success.

Stop cancer with vitamin C. Over 30 years ago, Nobel laureate Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron, MD, a Scottish cancer surgeon, demonstrated the effectiveness of 10,000 mg of vitamin C, per day, to reverse cancer Continue reading

Bone Broth: The “Soul Food” Perfect for Sick Pets Who Won’t or Can’t Eat

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In this video, filmed in Dr. Becker’s kitchen at home, she demonstrates how she makes bone broth for her pets. Bone broth is an excellent source of nourishment for animals recovering from illness, finicky eaters, and senior pets with diminished appetites. Continue reading

The Importance of Intermittent Movement for Longevity

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Sitting for extended periods of time is an independent risk factor for poor health and premature death

Even if you exercise regularly, if you uninterruptedly sit for a great percentage of the time, you’re still at an increased risk of dying prematurely Continue reading