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Better Health Partner, MedPage Today, Wins Top Award For Health Journalism

medpagetodaylogoA hearty congratulations from the Better Health team to MedPage Today for winning the gold award for “Best Overall Web Publication.” The award was bestowed by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.

CEO Bob Stern has done a tremendous job leading his team in both journalistic integrity and excellence. Plus, nobody turns around health news faster than MedPage Today! Peer-reviewed at U. Penn, healthcare professionals and savvy patients can trust MedPage Today to cover all the most important health news – from network television to 60+ medical conferences nationally and internationally, MedPage Today works around the clock to bring you breaking news coverage that is unbiased and timely.

A special shout out to MedPage Today staff: Peggy Peck, Marianne Mattera, Mike Himowitz, Mayra Lukanyi, and Nick Rufa. You’ve been great to work with!

*MedPage Today pubishes the Grand Rounds newsletter and is co-sponsoring (with Johnson & Johnson) the medblogger track of Blog World Expo on October 15th.*

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IDEA Labs: Medical Students Take The Lead In Healthcare Innovation

It’s no secret that doctors are disappointed with the way that the U.S. healthcare system is evolving. Most feel helpless about improving their work conditions or solving technical problems in patient care. Fortunately one young medical student was undeterred by the mountain of disappointment carried by his senior clinician mentors…

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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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Book Review: Is Empathy Learned By Faking It Till It’s Real?

I m often asked to do book reviews on my blog and I rarely agree to them. This is because it takes me a long time to read a book and then if I don t enjoy it I figure the author would rather me remain silent than publish my…

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The Spirit Of The Place: Samuel Shem’s New Book May Depress You

When I was in medical school I read Samuel Shem s House Of God as a right of passage. At the time I found it to be a cynical yet eerily accurate portrayal of the underbelly of academic medicine. I gained comfort from its gallows humor and it made me…

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Eat To Save Your Life: Another Half-True Diet Book

I am hesitant to review diet books because they are so often a tangled mess of fact and fiction. Teasing out their truth from falsehood is about as exhausting as delousing a long-haired elementary school student. However after being approached by the authors’ PR agency with the promise of a…

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