PREPARED PATIENT BLOG

Patients and experts explore what it takes to find good health care and make the most of it.

Margaret Polaneczky is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. Her writing offers an unbiased, non-commercial source to help women make sense of the conflicting, confusing and voluminous health information available in the current digital era. She blogs at The Blog That Ate Manhattan and you can follow her on Twitter @tbtam.


Seven Things You Can Do to Help Reduce Prescription Errors

Margaret Polaneczky | August 4, 2014
I just got off the phone with a very upset patient who discovered that her pharmacy has been giving her the wrong medication for the past five months. Despite all our fancy technology and advances in health care, medication errors can and will occur. So what can you do, as a patient, to be sure that your prescriptions are correct?...

Not So Easy to Stop Care When the Patient Is a Loved One

Margaret Polaneczky | June 16, 2014
To those of us who have had a loved one succumb to cancer, who had to negotiate the frightening choice between the rock and the hard place, always holding out hope for another round of chemo...we know that reining in health care costs will mean more than just raising co-pays and lowering drug costs and funding more effective interventions. It will also mean quashing hope. And learning to tell ourselves the truth...

Guest Blog: How To Find Reliable Medical Content On The Internet

Margaret Polaneczky | May 20, 2011
Site Jabber, a website funded by the National Science Foundation to help internet users separate the scams and frauds from real content, called and asked me for advice on how to find good medical content on the web. The interview reads like a huge promotion for my blog, something I was not expecting and for which I thank them profusely.