PREPARED PATIENT BLOG

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David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is the founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center and is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health.  He is Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital and founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation. You can follow him on twitter at @DrDavidKatz.  Click here for more information.


Sticking With Resolutions Is All About Preparation

David L. Katz | January 27, 2014
Relevant research and conventional wisdom alike suggest that, despite their irresistible perennial tug on our collective conscience, New Year's resolutions generally have about the staying power of Champagne bubbles. In contrast, the science of sustainable behavior change tips convincingly toward "don't go until ready."

Why Patient Care Needs To Get Personal

David L. Katz | October 19, 2011
Evidence-based medicine, in other words, is population-based medicine. The care of any individual patient is based on the experiences of patients who have come before. And while to some extent that is unavoidable, it is also a great peril.