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March 2009 - Posts

Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

Maybe You Need a Coach
March 24, 2009 6:52 PM by Glen McDaniel
A few years ago when the doctor told me my blood sugar was borderline high I was terrified. Having a family history of diabetes and cardiac disease as well as an elevated cholesterol, I knew my risks. I decided to attack the problem with a vengeance and Read More...
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New Role for Old Test
March 17, 2009 9:47 AM by Glen McDaniel
Over the years, tests like CRP and ESR have fallen into the category of pretty useless tests when ordered by themselves. After all, they indicate an inflammatory process somewhere without being correlated to location, cause or degree. Cardiologists, for Read More...
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I Used to be a Lab Tech
March 6, 2009 8:25 AM by Glen McDaniel
At dinner a few nights ago, I met the CEO of a local healthcare organization and his wife. He quickly let me know he practiced medicine for years. His wife told me they met while she was a nurse at a local hospital and was therefore pretty familiar with Read More...
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