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June 25, 2019 - My family’s harrowing journey to get a diagnosis after we were bitten by ticks — and what it says about our health system. I opened a file drawer and pulled out 12.4 pounds of medical records organized in two large binders. Tucked inside the top binder’s front pocket was a grainy photo of my husband and me sitting on a misty beach on a small island near Martha’s...

Courtesy of WMLA.org

July 12, 2019 - WMLA's mission is to improve the quality of health sciences library service in Washington state; to provide opportunities for professional growth by interaction and continuing education for WMLA members; to improve the role of librarians and the library in the health care institution; and to enable WMLA members to assist healthcare professionals in providing excellent care.   Julia Parker: Role: Conference Planner / Board Date: 7/12/2019 ...

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June 21, 2019 - For this episode of the New Wave of Healthcare, we spoke to the co-founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Paul Epner to get the skinny on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the diagnostic process an ways of using health IT and patient engagement to improve it. We also heard about the humble and surprisingly...

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April 25, 2019 - Can Kombucha Help My Neurogenic Bowel?  Not long ago Julia and I attended a #BlogHerHealth19 conference in LA. I was fortunate enough to meet Hanna Crumb, an expert on the drink, Kombucha, that can replenish good bacteria in our gut. Many of us dealing with neurogenic bowel, take antibiotics every day. The antibiotics can kill our good digestive bacteria....

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February 27, 2019 - Selma Blair has some serious acting cred. The problem, though, is that for years she was "not taken seriously by doctors," as she explained in an ABC News segment yesterday. Blair's Hollywood career has spanned two decades. Soon after Blair appeared in the movie Can't Hardly Wait (1998) as the "Girl Mike Hits On No. 1,"...

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January 24, 2019 - The idea for #BlogHer Health was born from the great feedback we received on the health-related programming at our #BlogHer Summit and is designed to celebrate the female storytellers who raise awareness for our collective health. Now in its second year, nearly 1,000 content creators gathered on January 24-25 in LA to be...

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June 20, 2018 - Join experienced advocates working in the Northwest who are interested in sharing success and challenges in working in the field for networking, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Ever thought it might be nice to partner with another advocate to cover client load or be a back up to cover...

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June 8, 2018 - Io Dolka is the founder and chief care advocate of Greyzone a company that helps people with difficult to diagnose and mange conditions find answers and improve their quality of life through personalized, patient-centered solutions. Her commitment to the health advocacy world began after her own...