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Care Connections

All of us who’ve been helped — and healed — by a physician or another health care provider know how special that relationship is. In this section of the blog, we focus on different aspects of that “care connection” — finding providers, getting the most from appointments, communicating effectively, and working together to manage or overcome a health issue.

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Posted January 13, 2017
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Medicare starts a new phase of your health care journey. With it comes a new kind of appointment: the Annual Wellness Visit. Read More
Posted December 22, 2016
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We’re all here to help patients — so we should all work together and share information to achieve that goal. Read More
Posted November 18, 2016
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When coronary arteries get blocked, using a graft to “detour” the blood is one way to prevent damage to the heart. Read More
Posted November 15, 2016
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Show grieving kids that they’re not alone by embracing the principles of Children’s Grief Awareness Day all year round. Read More
Posted October 9, 2016
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Dr. David M. Lasorda explains how new, noninvasive procedures can repair and replace weakened heart valves with less risk. Read More
Posted August 25, 2016
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The summer sun feels so good, but you need to protect your skin while you enjoy it. Use these tips from Dr. Nicole Velez. Read More
Posted August 23, 2016
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Don’t let “expert” clutter distract you from information that will truly help you understand and manage your disease. Read More

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