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799 Making Smart Health Decisions

We may be great at making resolutions, but how well do we stick to them? Making the daily decisions required to implement our health resolutions can be harder than we imagine.
Making major health care decisions may also be difficult. People often underestimate their ability to adapt, and we’re not always good judges of what will make us happy–or miserable. Learning to tap our resilience can be extremely useful when we face medical catastrophes. Find out how the science of decision psychology can help you make smart choices in health care.
Guest: Peter A. Ubel, MD, is The Jack O. Blackburn Professor of Marketing at the Fuqua School of Business and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford Institute of Duke University.
He is the author of You’re Stronger Than You Think: Tapping Into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People, and Free Market Madness: Why Human Nature is at Odds With Economics-and Why it Matters.
His website is www.peterubel.com/
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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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