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Praise for THE EMPOWERED PATIENT
"My colleague and friend Elizabeth Cohen has written a book no household should be without. With a no-nonsense approach to medicine, she will teach you how to do right by your bodies and your health care. One thing we all share in common is the likelihood that one day we will be a patient, and your best bet is to be an empowered patient. Let Elizabeth Cohen show you how.
--Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for the Health,
Medical and Wellness unit at CNN and author of Cheating Death
"Sharing her own personal struggles, CNN's Elizabeth Cohen gives keen insights on how you and your family can get excellent medical care from your doctor."
--Deepak Chopra, author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting
"Just as our health-care system becomes more complex and each of us scrambles to find our place in the labyrinth, there is help. In The Empowered Patient, Elizabeth Cohen offers guidance for getting the most from your doctor insurance company, and even your medicine. She outlines things you need to know when you are well, so that you have the voice and the power to access the system intelligently as a patient. This book will hold your hand, make you smart and may even save your life."
--Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, NBC News chief medical editor
"The minute I picked up The Empowered Patient, I knew this was a must-read book for everyone. Elizabeth Cohen reveals insider knowledge about the uncertainty of medicine--things every doctor knows--and then helps you steer a clear path to health!"
--Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's
Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"After generations of our treating health care providers and doctors like gods, never questioning them and feeling complacent, Cohen's book is a wonderful shot in the arm. It's for all fo us who want to approach medicine like consumers, to ask questions and know our rights. The Empowered Patient gives patients the valuable tools to advocate for themselves and their loved ones.
--Lee Woodruff, author of Perfectly Imperfect and co-author with
Bob Woodruff of In an Instant
It's not often once can say that reading a book will save your life. But Elizabeth Cohen's The Empowered Patient has the capacity to do just that. It's succinct, to the point, well organized and packed with essential information for anyone facing hospital admission, meeting with a physician, or simply filling a prescription."
--Evan Handler, actor (Sex and the City, Californication), author of
Time on Fire and It's Only Temporary, and a long-term survivor of
acute myeloid leukemia
ABOUT ELIZABETH COHEN
Elizabeth Cohen is the award-winning, senior medical correspondent for CNN. Elizabeth reports daily on breaking medical news and consumer tips on CNN and on CNN.com and is the author of popular CNN.com column "The Empowered Patient," which has motivated millions of Americans to take charge of their medical care.
Elizabeth has received many awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, National Headliner Award, Hearst Award, and Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television among them.
She is the recipient of the outstanding alumna award from Columbia College in New York City, where she received a bachelor's degree in history, and the Distinguished Alumni Award at Boston University where she earned a master's degree in public health.