What doctors really think about women who are ‘Medical Googlers’


The following is a guest post by Carolyn Thomas, a heart attack survivor and e-patient who excellent blogs talks about her experiences and lessons learned at Heart Sisters. Me: “My name is Carolyn, and I’m a Medical Googler.” You, all together now: “Hello Carolyn!” This will come as no surprise to any of you regular […]

How Good Are Your Doctor’s Diagnostic Skills? A Simple Test.


We have all been there.   It often starts with some kind of recurring pain or dull ache.  We don’t know what’s causing the pain or ache.  During the light of day we tell ourselves that it is nothing.  But at 3:00am when the pain wakes you… worry sets in – maybe I have cancer, heart […]

What If All Chronically Ill Patients Were This Engaged In Their Health


[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false] This video is an excellent testimony of what a truly engaged and knowledgable  patient with chronic diabetes looks and sounds like.  Kudo’s to the Mayo Clinic for sharing this wonderful piece about Shared Decision Making. Pay particular attention to the fact that the patient in the video was being treated for 8 […]