Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from an article published in The Wall Street Journal. It exemplifies the importance of technology in doctor-patient interaction.
We can promote the kind of communication that enables patients to be better able to make difficult choices, to be more confident in pursuing the strategies they choose and to be more likely to achieve the results that they desire.
Patients are often intimidated when talking to doctors and often feel they don’t have a receptive audience, especially when doctors are rushed.
Spending less time sitting and more time standing lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight — all of which translates into a lower risk for heart disease. So says a study of Australian adults published in the July 30 issue of the European Heart Journal.