Posts Tagged 'Health'

GUEST POST: How To Speak So Your Doctor Will Listen

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GUEST POST: How To Speak So Your Doctor Will Listen

Doctors interrupt patients 18 seconds into an office visit, on average. Given this fact, patients who seek to maximize their healthcare must learn how to speak so that doctors will listen. There are three communication skills that, when applied to a doctor’s visit, can increase odds that your physician will hear, and help solve the problem.

1st – Prepare what you will say.

2nd – Know what you would like to achieve.

3rd – Formulate collaborative questions.

 

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The Value of Snow Days

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The Value of Snow Days

Last week I put a spoon under my pillow and turned my PJs inside out. It worked! I woke up to a Snow Day, an official day to toss out the To-Do list and play. The thought of a Snow Day holds as much allure to me as it does to school-aged kids. At 50-years-old and counting, one might think I’m a bit old to buy into the giddy excitement of a Snow Day, but I am not. I ...

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