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Patients, doctors work to communicate better, improve care
Monday, March 28, 2011 | Nadia Drake | MercuryNews.com

Whether you're feeling fussy, futile or just plain embarrassed, it's never easy describing health concerns -- even to your doctor.

And local health professionals confess that the patient-doctor communication gap is partly their fault too: Physicians are responsible for creating a trusting, honest relationship in which everything from embarrassing leaky bladders to scary heart palpitations can be openly discussed.

Suddenly, a seemingly simple subject -- how to speak to your doctor -- is getting more attention.

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