October is WALKtober
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 8:57 PM
Pedestrian safety. When you hear these words, what comes to your mind? Perhaps you’re like me, and you remember your parents telling you to look both ways before crossing the street, but pedestrian safety has evolved to become so much more than just remembering to look before crossing.
Caring for the whole patient
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 1:15 PM
Today is South Carolina Mental Health Awareness Day. While observing this day, I’m going to reflect on the stories that mentally patients and their caregivers have shared with me. Their stories all too frequently include frustration and shame when they interface with health systems.
They talk about a lack of coordination of care, their inability to access care and perceived and actual prejudices at the hands of healthcare providers
How to reduce the stress caused by having a mammogram
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Having a mammogram ranks on the happiness scale somewhere between getting a root canal and taking the car in for repair. The time, discomfort and uncertainty as to what will be the result are sources of stress for every woman for every mammogram. Hopefully nothing is wrong and the mammogram will be negative. When there is an abnormality that requires a return visit for more breast images and testing, the stress is even greater.