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Video: Form Good Working Relationships with Your Doctors and Staff

Establish relationships with the office staff. Practice feeling gratitude for the ways they are helpful. Write down all the things about your doctors, nurses, techs, office staff, and others for which you feel some appreciation. Practicing the expression of gratitude feels good and will make for better working relationships with staff, which will actually result […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges or other life challenges. Every Tuesday I post a new, very brief video from my presentations or interviews. Every Friday this Q&A column appears. Here is this […]

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Video: Personal Medical Records

Always get a copy of the test(s) you just had and keep those in a folder. I keep mine on Word documents or in my photo library; sometimes I whip out my iPhone and take photos of my records, which obviates the need to get copies, and I have those in special medical records folders. […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges or other life challenges. Every Tuesday I post a new, very brief video from my presentations or interviews. Every Friday this Q&A column appears. Here is this […]

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Video: Falling Through The Cracks

After a few incidents of falling through the cracks, being incorrectly diagnosed, and having contraindicated medications prescribed for me, I realized that, as patients, our health is truly in our own hands. If you do not hear from your doctor about results of lab or other tests, always contact the office. You need to know […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges or other life challenges. Every Tuesday I post a new, very brief video from my presentations or interviews. Every Friday this Q&A column appears. Here is this […]

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Video: Empowered Patients Are Not Afraid to Be A Squeaky Wheel

Make contact with your doctor’s office anytime you do not receive the results of any type of test result. Never assume that not hearing from your doctor means good news. Patients do fall through the cracks; don’t let that happen to you. When you call, provide your medical record number, as well as the date […]

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In Your Own Hands – Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Women

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Fibromyalgia […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges. I had been posting to this blog three times per week for the last three years. Monday posts were mindfulness research articles, especially as they relate to health. […]

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Video: Patient Support Associations

Reach out to the patient support association that represents people with your particular diagnosis. In addition to being a great source of information, they also provide emotional support if needed. These associations can also provide you with the names of the doctors who most often treat your condition. You will also get lots of useful […]

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