Posts Tagged ‘patient education’

The Powerful Combination of Information and Trust

December 22, 2020 — We are learning the hard way that information alone does not persuade people in matters of health. This is because trust is essential. Mistrust of public health messages about COVID-19 is killing people. A new study in Annals of Internal Medicine tells us how potent the combination of information and trust can be. It is […]

Diabetes Education and Empowerment That Works

August 14, 2016 — At the very time that more than 3,000 Certified Diabetes Educators are gathering for their association’s annual meeting in San Diego,  a new study documents the effectiveness and empowerment that CDEs can provide for people living with type 2 diabetes. In a randomized controlled trial, Michael Bowen and colleagues assigned 150 adults with type 2 diabetes […]

Listen: Reeger Cortell and Ted Kyle re. Obesity Meds

November 8, 2014 — Reeger Cortell is a remarkable family nurse practitioner who — quite literally in her spare time — regularly produces an extraordinary podcast with people who describe their experiences and expertise related to obesity and bariatric surgery. It’s hard to believe that she produces this inspiring podcast with such a high standard of quality while working full […]