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What we are about: Occupy Healthcare

A little over one year ago, this website was started in an attempt to become a “location where the community can come to discuss healthcare.” We wanted a “place where meaningful healthcare issues can be raised and worked on together.”

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Gambling for treatment: A rare disease profile of tuberous sclerosis

By Marlo Schepper Grolnic When I was 41 weeks pregnant, after what was supposed to be a routine ultrasound, my OB gave me the shocking news: my baby had a tumor in his heart. This tumor had a fancy name–a

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What’s in a name?

There is power in a name. There is power in branding that name. There is power in recognition. When we started Occupy Healthcare, we did so because we wanted to bring attention to so many of the issues plaguing us

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Kick the can: A possible model for occupy healthcare’s next step?

The recently launched “Kick the Can” website, a project of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy aiming to “give the boot” to sugary drinks, is cleanly designed, intuitive to use, and provides important and actionable information organized into the

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The role of relationship building in creating change

I came across this post by Craig Lefebvre last year, blogged about it at the time, and have since printed out his list and put it up by my desk – it so eloquently captures what I think should be some of

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Healthcare and revolution – Who’s afraid of Cuba?

I’m tired of hearing about the next new revolutionary drug that’s going to change the face of medicine. I’m tired of hearing about how the iPad is going to revolutionize healthcare. I’m tired of hearing about the social media revolution

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A better healthcare system for humanity

For one to be a revolutionary doctor or to be a revolutionary at all, there must first be a revolution. Isolated individual endeavour, for all its purity of ideals, is of no use, and the desire to sacrifice an entire

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