Are Beliefs about Severity Influenced by Patients’ Fears, Interactions with Clinicians, and Experiences within their Social Networks?

Research Paper Title Exploring patient perspectives of prediabetes and diabetes severity: a qualitative study. Background This qualitative study sought to identify and describe patients’ variant perceptions of disease severity after receiving a type 2 diabetes (T2DM) or prediabetes (preDM) diagnosis. Methods The researchers interviewed 29 patients from two US medical centers to ascertain perceptions of… Read More

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Both Afraid…

“Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.” Andre Maurois (1885 to 1967) André Maurois, pseudonym of Émile Herzog, was a French biographer, novelist, and essayist, best known for biographies that maintain the narrative interest of novels. He was a liaison… Read More

Afraid of Fear…

“The only thing I am afraid of is fear.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. He… Read More

Fear & Wisdom…

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell (1872 to 1970) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, was a British philosopher, logician, and social reformer, founding figure in the analytic movement in Anglo-American philosophy, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature… Read More

Coward(s)…

“Anonymity is the most useful tool of cowards.” “Any coward can snipe from behind a bush.” “A coward dies many deaths, the brave just one.” “A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.” Anonymous There are a myriad of ways, both individually and collectively, to interpret the above quotes.… Read More