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We often discuss the importance of collaborative engagement with your doctors so your medical decisions account for how your own goals and values for with the benefits, risks, alternatives and unknowns of those decisions. Most of the time those decisions involve...read more
At Operam Healthcare we educate, coach and advocate for you to help you collaborate with your doctors in making good medical decisions. But healthy living is not just about making good medical decisions when a condition requires that they must be made. It involves...read more
“...Those teaching or communicating science — and those learning and listening — would need to understand and embrace uncertainty right along with the scientific community. “I’m not sure how we do that,” says Haaf. “What people want from science is answers, and...read more
A recent new “study” of the risk in eating eggs is circulating widely in the news and social media. It provides an excellent example to use for learning how to critically analyze the quality of "scientific" studies reported in the media. This one provides only an...read more
A rigorous presentation of the controversy over cholesterol and cardiovascular disease illustrates why you need strong collaborative decision-making before taking medications to prevent it.
Many people are aware of the controversy over the use of statins for preventing cardiovascular events in patients at high risk but who have not had any previous known heart disease. This clear and thorough presentation of the controversy illustrates both its...read more
Even treatment of routine infections can be fraught with peril. Collaboration is the best way to reduce your risk.
The culture of medicine has blinded many doctors to the substantial risks of taking the powerful fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They are effective, generally well tolerated, and appear quite safe. But the FDA has ramped up its warnings to avoid using them when...read more