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Blog posts of '2014' 'April'

Health Care Literacy - The Conversation

When I speak about health care literacy and refer to 'the conversation', what exactly do I mean? The conversation is the discussion that takes place between a health care worker and a patient. A health care worker may be a nurse, a doctor, a receptionist at a doctor's office or a therapist.

How to differentiate Haglund's deformity from Achilles tendonitis.

Posterior heel pain can be hard to differenciate. What's the difference between a Haglunds deformity and insertional achilles tendinitis? This article explores the similarities and differences between these tow conditions.

Health Care Literacy - it's about the conversation.

When was the last time that you were in the presence of someone who listened? I mean really listened. They looked you in the eye and thought about what you said. They asked you questions. Maybe they even laughed a bit with you. They shared a joke or a personal anecdote from their life that related to the point you were trying to make.

What's a scaphoid pad?

Scaphoid pads are a large arch pad that is used to support the arch of he foot. Scaphoid pads are a little different from arch cookies. This article looks at the differences and how to use a scaphoid pad in your shoe.

CMS Data On Medicare Payments to Doctors

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), also known as Medicare, published data this week that publicly shows how much it paid to individual doctors during 2012. Here's a link to a NY Times interactive tool that allows you to look up payments by doctor and zip code. The tool shows total payments and frequency of billing.