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Ask Aviva #16: Why won’t my doctor do an MRI for my back pain?

Dear Aviva, I am 53 years old, have played a lot of sports and have had back pain, on and off, for about 10 years. Unfortunately, it’s gotten a lot worse recently. I would like an MRI to find out what is going on. However, my family doctor says that because I don’t have any […]

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In Honor of Father’s Day: My Dad and the Heart Attack Miracle

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my mother in honor of Mother’s Day. This week I have the pleasure of writing about my own father for Father’s Day. I thought I would write about my father’s heart attack miracle and his triple bypass surgery, to demonstrate some solid principles of good health care navigation.

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