Tuesday, September 07, 2010

September 7: Recommended Reading


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I hope all of my American readers had a lovely three-day weekend for Labor Day. Mine was relaxing and fun. A K-State football win didn't hurt, either! Here are some must-read articles I came across in the past week. Enjoy!

Botox Maker Agrees to Pay $600 Million and Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor - Allergan was investigated by the FDA for the way it marketed Botox for off-label uses such as migraine prevention.

Ten Things You Can Do to Manage Depression - This is a great list of common sense ideas for managing depression.

Pain Relief Sought as a Human Right - Pain experts at the World Congress on Pain in Montreal call for recognition of the burden of chronic pain and the epidemic of undertreatment of pain.

How to Be Sick: An Interview with Toni Bernhard - An interview with my pal Toni Bernhard to coincide with the release of her new book, How to Be Sick: A Buddhist Guide for the Chronically Ill & their Caregivers.

Mental Health Parity Act May Affect Your Benefits

More Empowered Patients Question Doctors' Orders - Although some doctors resent it, many doctors encourage the move toward shared decision making between doctors and patients.

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