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Elizabeth Cohen
The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time
Tuesday, April 12, 2011; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; $8/10
The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer or car accidents. Your doctors' relationships with pharmaceutical companies may influence their choices of drugs for you. A wrong key word on an insurance claim can undermine coverage. Through true stories, including her own, and shrewd advice, Cohen demonstrates how to become your own advocate and navigate today's healthcare system. This guide promises to help you confront an often confusing and perilous system - and come out ahead. Cohen is senior medical correspondent for CNN and author of the popular "Empowered Patient" column on cnn.com.

Generously underwritten by Debby and Elliott Landsman.

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