Health Advice
by Dr. Weiss


Health Advice by Dr. Weiss
  • Jun 02, 2017
    All else being equal, elderly patients prefer to be at home rather than at a healthcare facility according to a 2012 British study recently referenced in a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Perspective.
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  • May 01, 2017
    Patient navigators provide personal guidance for patients who are faced with daunting health challenges. These competent and compassionate professionals may well be life-saving and at the least, very comforting for you.
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  • A chapter a day: association of book reading with longevity is the title of a short communication from the Yale University School of Public Health, showing those who read books live twenty-three months longer. Reading books stimulates two cognitive processes according to the authors, Avni Bavishi, Martin Slade, and Becca Levy.
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  • Mar 06, 2017
    Equity in care is care that does not differ by geographic location, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, or other patient characteristics according to a recent American Hospital Association Guide for Hospital Leaders. Although no single solution for addressing disparities exists, multiple recommendations for reducing inequalities have been made. These suggestions include increased awareness, data collection, societal research, and most importantly—taking action.
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  • Where you live matters. Your ZIP code is more important than your genetic code in predicting your health and life expectancy.
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