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Adolescents’ Perspectives on Having Type I Diabetes, on Current Outpatient Diabetes Care, and on Improvement of Care by Using the Internet

The authors interviewed adolescents to determine how satisfied they were with their diabetes treatment. The adolescents were not satisfied with their access to physicians for non-emergency questions, but felt that an online treatment environment would improve communication.

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Adolescents’ Perspectives on Having Type I Diabetes, on Current Outpatient Diabetes Care, and on Improvement of Care by Using the Internet

The authors interviewed adolescents to determine how satisfied they were with their diabetes treatment. The adolescents were not satisfied with their access to physicians for non-emergency questions, but felt that an online treatment environment would improve communication.

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The Value of a Therapeutic Gardening Intervention for Post-Stroke Patients’ Engagement During Rehabilitation: An Exploratory Qualitative Study

Engaging Patients in Managing Chronic Disease: An Analysis of Data from the Connecticut Health Care Survey

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Patient Engagement: A Skill Cultivated Through Deliberate Practice? How the Evolution of Lean May Reveal a New Frontier in Person- and Family-Centered Care

A shocking medical diagnosis doesn’t come with a playbook for how to face it. The author created his own playbook for coping with his infant son’s condition, by applying Lean management principles he learned in the corporate world.

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How a Patient Was Motivated by Reading His Office Notes

An e-Patient Awakening: Endometriosis

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Alternative Sources of Health Care On Every Corner and in Cyberspace

Faced with a shortage of primary care doctors, patients are finding alternative options — both in-person and online — for basic, sudden, non- emergency and routine medical needs.

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Considering the Evidence: Experience vs. Experiment

Improved Lifestyle is the Pathway to Health

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Just Text Me: Using SMS Technology for Collaborative Patient Mood Charting

Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.

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Implementing an Interoperable Personal Health Record in Pediatrics: Lessons Learned at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring

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International Workshop on Infrastructures for Health Care: Patient-Centered Care and Patient Generated Data

Technology is allowing more and more patients to become health data “prosumers” (producers and consumers), potentially promoting richer, more participatory forms of patient-doctor relations. But certain challenges must be overcome before patient-generated data sharing can become a part of everyday clinical work.

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Book Review: The Girl on the 6th Floor

Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

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