Posts Tagged 'story in health'

PUBLISHED ON  November 16, 2011

WRITTEN BY  Roni Zeiger

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Worst Headache of My Life Becomes Lesson About Role of Story in Health

This post and 5 minute video were published on ABC News yesterday and I want to share them with this community as well.

Three months ago, at the age of 40, I had a small bleed in my brain. My story is no more special than any of your stories, but I learned something important from it and I want to share it with you. I learned firsthand the difference between what a patient tells his doctors and what he …


PUBLISHED ON  April 12, 2010

WRITTEN BY  Roni Zeiger

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Health Data is Useful… if it Informs Conversations

At Health 2.0 in Paris last week, I said: “Data on its own is useless. It’s all about conversations.”  Let’s dig into this a bit more.

I’m a strong believer in evidence-based medicine.  We must learn from successes and failures, in particular those that come in the form of randomized clinical trials.  However, as I transitioned from my academic (and outstanding) residency training into clinical practice in the community, it became increasingly clear that we must make the majority of …