Don’t Die BECAUSE of your Medical Care

This morning I spoke with a telephone customer service person who lost her husband last year. My heart went out to her, but when I found out HOW, I became indignant! We are everywhere–patients and families whose pain and suffering are multiplied by medical care!!! What happened to “first do no harm”? I truly believe…

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Stroke Dangers

Right now a dear friend and her family are heartbroken over her daughter’s sudden and untimely death due to a stroke. This beautiful, young woman, in the prime of her life, was stricken last week by bleeding in her brain, a ruptured aneurysm. The extensive damage to her brain could not be aided by surgery.…

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Isolation Kills

During this restrictive time of Covid-19, many of us are struggling with the rigors of isolation. Our kids have missed out on the joyous celebrations of college and high school graduation years. Family celebrations of weddings have been cancelled or curtailed. Travel, vacations and family reuntions have been cancelled. Some of us have become depressed;…

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

There is SO much to discuss about what we hope for from our doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. We consumers are participants in this system. Let’s step up to participate effectively, learn what we need to know to care for ourselves and our families outside of the hospital, and understand the benefits and…

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