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July 30th, 2010
Christian Seebode

Another study conducted by Kaiser Permanente shows the relevance of patient email. Just a short citation.
Patients saw improvements ranging from 2.0 to 6.5 percentage points in cholesterol and glycemic screenings and blood pressure. Study authors say it’s a result of patients becoming more empowered through communication.
The study, in the July issue of [...]

July 17th, 2010
Christian Seebode

This post with the story of Bill Claxton a patient suffering from a rare neuroendocrine cancer called carcinoid is amazing. It shows how a patient claims a patient centered approach and achieves to succeed. Success is owed to

developing a surgical plan, and
assembling a multidisciplinary medical team

all done by himself. This is an outstanding [...]

July 10th, 2010
Christian Seebode

It may be intuitive for some people for others not. The more you know the healthier you live. A study  investigating the influence of health literacy on the occurrence of hypoglycemic episodes in diabetic 2 patients reveals a significant relationship:
http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/pressreleases/nat/2010/051910diabetes.html
The following quote depicts one main aspect of health illiteracy in this study
Serious hypoglycemic events occur [...]