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Many thanks to +Jane Sarasohn-Kahn for sharing this article from +The Economist on Twitter earlier today. Nicely sums up the challenges we face when trying to answer the question, "But how much does it cost?" in the doctor's office.

For most Americans, buying a procedure is akin to choosing a house blindfolded, signing a mortgage in Aramaic, then discovering the price later.
AMERICANS spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010, a staggering 18% of GDP. Yet few of them have the faintest idea what any treatment costs or how it compares with any other tr...
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Some interesting thoughts from +Melanie Baker on Community Management, current job opportunities, and how companies are approaching this role right now:
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+Lauren Sanyal - thoughts?
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This is amazing, you should watch it, of the day:

(kudos to +Mathew Honan for a great article & interview)
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"In Rwanda, we are always ready to kindly accompany NGOs to the airport when they are not willing to work with us towards our vision and our plan." - Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda

Our Expert Panel Discussion over at GHDonline is off to a pretty amazing start. If you're interested in global health, NGOs, or curious about strengthening health systems, I hope you'll check out the discussion and share it with other folks who might be interested!
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This is amazing:
The Blu-ray is out this week. And to a weird subculture this is the event of the year.
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"You should never start worrying"

Great reminder from Seth Godin earlier this week:
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I wrote a bit about training for community management and the new program that +The Community Roundtable, WOMMA and +ComBlu are offering.

Would love to hear what you guys think!
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A few thoughts on community transitions for the community managers out there - would love to hear what advice you have for starting up with a new online community!
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Some pretty awesome examples about the power of communities up on our blog right now - so inspired by the work Nyaya Health is doing:
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Word-nerds, enjoy this list of collective nouns for animals. My personal favorites include:

A parliament of owls
A bloat of hippopotami
An aurora of polar bears
Collective Nouns. One of the many oddities of the English language is the multitude of different names given to collections or groups, be they beasts, birds, people or things. Many of these collective...
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"France has the fifth largest economy in the world, with a gross domestic product of nearly $2.6 trillion. The United States spends on health care alone what the 65 million people in France spend on everything: education, defense, the environment, scientific research, vacations, food, housing, cars, clothes and health care. In other words, our health care spending is the fifth largest economy in the world."

Read the whole thing.
Few understand how much we spend on health care, how much we need to spend to provide quality care, and the difference between the two.
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Also, it's Tuesday - have a picture (or 90) of corgis dressed up in halloween costumes:
90 Corgis In Costumes: The ultimate collection of costumed Corgis on the internet. There is nothing better...
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In her circles
147 people
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303 people
Nathan Ingraham's profile photo
‫طارق الراضي‬‎'s profile photo
Ro M's profile photo
Maria Kanellis's profile photo
Mike Durbin's profile photo
Ronn Jordan's profile photo
Reed Smith's profile photo
stas tskhadiashvili's profile photo
Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek's profile photo
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  • GHDonline
    Community Manager, present
  • WEGO Health
    Community Director, 2007 - 2011
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Health Social Media nerd, Community Manager at GHDonline.

Fond of: online communities, Health Activists, technology, indie rock music, politics, literature, pretty things, funny people and being awkward.
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  • Boston College
    English, Russian, 2003 - 2007
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