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Welcome To My New Blog Home

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Dr Val

Thanks for visiting my new website, everyone! I’m really glad you’re here… Please take the time to vote in my polls so I can learn a little bit more about who you are. To be honest, I’ve never really known WHO my audience was at my former blog at Revolution Health. I just kept chirping away, with the occasional comment/feedback. Now that I have my own site I’ll be interested in getting to know you better, just as some of you have gotten to know me over the past few years.

So what is this website about, anyway? Well, it’s my hope that the site will provide you with a few things:

1. Straight talk about a wide variety of health topics

2. Entertaining and educational interviews with experts, celebrities, and patients

3. Laughter therapy via cartoons and humorous writing

4. A trusted source of health information for yourself and your family

5. Access to the very best health bloggers via a weekly digest called Grand Rounds

I am committed to integrity, transparency, and scientific accuracy. I will give 10% of any advertising revenues directly to charity, and I will always let you know exactly how the site is monetized and disclose any potential personal conflicts of interest or biases.

My ultimate goal is to help people “get better health.” Whether that means modifying our behaviors, taking better care of our chronic illnesses, or living life to the fullest despite a limitation or disability. This is a website for men and women, for healthcare professionals and patients, for moms and dads, for baby boomers and generation X-ers. Everyone is welcome, and I hope you’ll come back regularly for a dose of positive reinforcement as we all work together on getting better health.


Many thanks to those of you who hosted me while I was “homeless.”

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How To Be A Successful Patient: Young Doctors Offer Some Advice

I am proud to be a part of the American Resident Project an initiative that promotes the writing of medical students residents and new physicians as they explore ideas for transforming American health care delivery. I recently had the opportunity to interview three of the writing fellows about how to…

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