Category: Health Psychology

A Scary News Story

Yeah, I know. In 2020, the words “Scary news story” are sort of redundant.  But check this out. What you will see is a REALLY SCARY NEWS STORY. It’s about 7,000 or so parents who are creating the “Millions Unmasked March.” Translated, this...

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Unmasking Mask Craziness

Check this out. What you will hear are the rants of several enraged citizens to Palm Beach County’s passing of an ordinance requiring the wearing of masks. You know, Palm Beach as in Florida, where COVID-19 numbers are zipping past records set by NY State. Spend...

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“Patient Bias???”

Today, a little more on the “Health Psychology” theme we talked about in our last blog. Check out this post. Then try to figure out whether it is physician bias, or patient bias, that accounts for more of the good and the bad behavior we see in the treatment world. Obviously,...

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The Psychology of Antibiotic Abuse

Yup. You read that right. Antibiotic abuse, not opioid abuse!!! Check out this article. Duh! What you will see in this piece is the revelation that there are multiple/documented reasons for physicians overprescribing, and patients over requesting/consuming, oral...

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No Kidding!!!

Check out this recent study reported in JAMA.  As I have been saying for years, parlor tricks like “connected pill bottles,” social media support and other gizmos have been found to have no effect on patient adherence. DUH! A brief review. After decades of...

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