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July 14, 2018

Jul 14, 2018
 

Sometimes it is more important how you say something than what you are trying to say. For example, if you tell someone, “You have a face that would stop a clock,” you will likely get a slap in the face or a look of scorn, but if you say, “You have a face that makes the hands of time stand still,” you will likely get a smile and almost certainly a thank you.

These two messages say the same thing, but the way they were said makes all the difference in the world. The way we say things to our patients can be interpreted many different ways, and this week we are happy to have as our Tool for Practice, the new AADE Power of Language tool. This tool was inspired by two of our board members, Jane K. Dickinson RN, PhD, CDE, and Susan J. Guzman, PhD.

Also this week in our continuing ADA Scientific Coverage, we had our Doctor of Pharmacy Interns review some of the best Posters and Abstracts. With over 350 to choose from, it was a hard choice, but they were able to narrow it down for you. The cool thing about these items is that what you read today will likely be part of your standards of care in the future.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief