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Your Medical Chart — What’s On It?

February 22, 2012
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When asked if they’d like to see their doctor’s notes, patients in two new studies overwhelmingly said yes. But doctors aren’t nearly as enthusiastic.

The idea of opening up doctor’s notes has been around for decades. Advocates figure that patient oversight will reduce medical errors and help patients be more engaged. Patients have a legal right to see their records. But actually getting those notes — especially those that doctors take during a visit can be painfully slow (and expensive!)


CT Scans: Reassuring or Risky?

November 30, 2010
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Some studies have increased concern about radiation exposure and other problems from CT overuse. One recent study revealed that the risk of getting cancer from a single CT scan could be as high as 1 in 80!


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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