Book Review: Doing Harm by Maya Dusenberry

On a day that I had time to kill I picked up Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenberry at my neighborhood library. It’s a pretty heady read for something I picked up on a whim, but it called to me from the New Release shelf.

I was not even aware of Maya Dusenberry before I began to read this well researched and important book. Women’s health, gender bias, and misdiagnosis of serious health issues can be an emotionally charged topic including anger, sadness, and placing blame. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book dealing with these topics. Continue reading “Book Review: Doing Harm by Maya Dusenberry”

MyChart: My Online Health Care Portal

Last week I shared with you about my online community, this week I wanted to talk about another way I use technology, MyChart. MyChart is an online health care portal that allows you to access portions of your medical records, make appointments, and communicate with your doctors.  The tool is developed by  Epic, who’s About Us page states “Epic develops software to help people get well, help people stay well, and help future generations be healthier.” Continue reading “MyChart: My Online Health Care Portal”