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Claudia Nichols
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As breast cancer patients, young women face of many different issues and difficult decisions. Join Karen Fasciano, PsyD, director of the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, current  patients, and survivors for a live discussion on the unique challenges for young women with breast cancer. 

If you are interested in participating in this hangout as a patient, or survivor, please email social@dfci.harvard.edu.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Terminally ill patients used in radical experiments, pautrey2, 7/23/12 8:36 PM. Terminally ill patients used in radical experiments. July 24, 2012 12:00AM A PROMINENT neurosurgeon at the University of California, Davis has been banned from performing medical research on humans after he and a ...
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Updated resources on my website for your reference.
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Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — High-Cost Generic Drugs — Implications for Patients and Policymakers
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Steven Bill interviewed about his new book: "Bitter Pill" on NPR's Fresh Air 1-4-15:
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Good information about the work we Patient Advocates do - wish the reporter had written more about the improved care we coax out of clinicians & providers, though.
A medical emergency leaves you with tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid hospital bills. Your health insurance company rejects coverage for an important medical test. An unexpected diagnosis requires you to find three new medical specialists. In today's health care system, consumers are...
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We perversely encourage high prices. It’s not that hard to fix.
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ResearchGate.net: Hoping this will be a helpful resource for information in my field.
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Open season -- I mean, enrollment -- for Medicare plans as of Oct. 15. Kevin Knauss provides helpful guidance when evaluating your plan.
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Pilot Health Advocates® - Navigating the healthcare system with expertise.
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I'm the founder of Pilot Health Advocates® in San Francisco, California. My company's mission is to empower patients and their caregivers through education and advocacy. 
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Healthcare Educator and Patient Advocate
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Healthcare Education; Appeal of Healthcare Insurance Claim Denials; Audit Medical Bills; Assist Seniors with Resources for Seniors; Healthcare Research; Obtain, Organize, Review Medical Records for Comprehensiveness and Accuracy; Transitional Care Planning; Advance Healthcare Planning; Palliative Care Options; Estate Planning; Consensus Building; Public Speaking; Healthcare Literacy Outreach; Rare Disease Research; Monitor Compliance with JCAHO Best Practices.
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  • Pilot Health Advocates, Inc.
    Founder & President,, 2010 - present
    Pilot Health Advocates® helps patients and their caregivers navigate the U.S. medical maze. Your healthcare choices deserve unconditional support, whether your focus is upholding your rights as a healthcare consumer, locating resources for seniors, learning options for those with disabilities, resolving insurance issues, improving the quality of your medical treatment, obtaining pain management, or negotiating a crisis situation.
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