Doctors are being trained all across the country on how to better communicate with patients and families. At Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, the Clear Conversations program was launched after the director of pulmonary hypertension, Dr. Rana Awdish, noted during a hospitalization that while the care she received was excellent, life-saving even, communication, however, was less than desirable. She explains how her experience led to an initiative that trains physicians to be more empathetic and look at conversations about health from the patient's point of view.
Sinusitis affects millions of Americans with symptoms ranging from minor and short-lived drainage and inflammation to chronic symptoms that can negatively impact one's quality of life. Treatment might include O-T-C symptom relievers, prescription meds and for some, surgery. Henry Ford ENT surgeon specializing in rhinology, Dr. John Craig discusses the most effective ways to reduce sinusitis symptoms as well as the importance of getting a proper diagnosis to help rule out symptoms possibly being a result of allergies or even migraines.