The Checkup: Power to the Patient


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Episode 12 of the health podcast from Slate and WBUR offers up three ways to take charge of your medical experience. There are specific ways to feel better about both the quality and cost of your medical care, says Dr. Don Goldmann of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Also, medical informatics wiz Dr. Isaac Kohane on pushing the “blue button” to gain real control of your own medical data. And, we’ll show how telling your own medical story can help you heal. Our sponsor: CVS Health, creating programs that help people stay on their medication as prescribed. Visit CVSHEALTH.COM to learn more. CVS Health, where Health is Everything. Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former national newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex problems, the Insanity workout, and vaccine issues. The Checkup podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks. Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former Boston bureau chief of the New York Times. Rachel Zimmerman is a former health and medicine reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

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