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Getting Patients to Take More Control of Their Medical Decisions

This Wall Street Journal Health article tells how researchers and health care providers are figuring out how to untie the doctor-knows-best knot and get patients to take charge of their own health.

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Skip The Math: Researchers Paint A Picture Of Health Benefits And Risks

NPR and Kaiser Health News report on how a Maryland physician teamed up with an environmental scientist to develop a visual approach for helping patients understand the medical risks and benefits of medical tests and treatments.

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Shared Decision-Making Allows Some Athletes with Heart Condition to Compete

“Shared decision making supported by evidence-guided medical therapy and incremental interventions lays the foundation for a more permissive approach to not only allowing, but potentially encouraging participation in physical activity, including competitive sports.”

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