Do the words “pamper” and “comfort” catch your eye when you scan the travel magazine?  Do you fantasize about being wrapped in a warm, white cotton robe and peacefully floating through the day? Are you on the verge of saying, “But I’m doing it for me!”  Then you’re probably ready for a spa vacation. 


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There are plenty of ways to get from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA, but the best way is through the backroads.  Horse farms framed with white picket fences and blossoming magnolia trees along two-lane roads make the 95-mile drive into the angelic countryside of Central Virginia a relaxing prelude to a visit at Clifton Inn.


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Several hundred patients gathered at the Hilton Union Station in San Francisco last week to give voice to what is being called the New Patient — the network patient.  From blogs, RSS feeds, Im’ing, and e-scrips, there appears to be an app for that to keep patients informed about their health and treatment choices.  


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When was the last time you saw a woman on TV have a heart attack?

Probably never. Only 20% of American women believe they are at risk for heart disease. Society’s view is that heart disease is a man’s disease. That’s what I thought too until I looked down at my own EKG in graduate school (circa 1978) and saw what appeared to be a


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When I take a mental health day, I don’t generally curl up on the sofa with a good book (although during the winter that’s about all I like to do) but rather I draw a 150 mile radius around Washington, DC where I live and head for a hideaway that looks appealing.  With my mind on overload from another iteration of health reform legislation and trying to decipher whether the public option will kill the deal, I headed to


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It’s definitely not your mother’s public health campaign.

When the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)  launched the Heart Truth campaign seven years ago to raise awareness of women’s heart health their partners were your typical patient groups and professional medical societies.


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