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From the Desk of (10/27/07)…

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Some miscellany from the week, not requiring entire blog posts of their own….

The fires in Southern California have kept many of us riveted to TV and internet news. As reported earlier this week, my daughter, Becca, lives in Carlsbad, just north and east of several of the fires we’ve followed. I’m relieved and happy to report that she and her sigO Ed were never told to evacuate, and it looks like their home will remain standing, as will their neighbors’. Now they must deal with fallout from the smoky air and the ash that has coated anything and everything.

Thanks to those of you who kept them in your prayers.

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My radio show this week features two interviews you might be interested in. Dr. Helen Barkan will discuss migraine headaches, and Dr. Amy Friedman will tell us about kidney and pancreas transplants. My patient tip of the week is “Follow the Money.” If you can’t wait for Sunday, listen to the show from your computer. Same show – no commercials :-)

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Have enjoyed my week here in Sarasota, Florida with my patient empowerment students. Our sessions went quite well and as always happens, I learned from my students as well as vice-versa. Thanks to them for that!

I’ve been asked to return to teach again in early in 2008. Let me know if you’re in Sarasota and you’d like dates.

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Another great article for CNN’s Empowered Patient this week. Don’t Be a Victim of Pharmacy Errors. Some great tips — including some I’d not thought about before. Take a look. Stay Safe!

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For those of you who have followed my column series about Glen and his brain tumor, you’ll want to catch the last in the series this Tuesday. You might be surprised at the outcome — but then again — you might not.

While the series was intended to provide a process for keeping emotions out of medical decision-making, it seems to have stirred a hunger knowledge about Glen’s treatment progress, too.

Stay tuned! And if you want to be among the first to see the last chapter, then sign up for email notification.

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