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The language of health care

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Editor’s note: The following is a blog entry for “Health Beat,” which appears on the Echo Press website under Areavoices. It’s written by Anna Polta, who reports on health care for the West Central Tribune in Willmar. Awhile back, I wandered into an Internet discussion about the use of the word “non-compliant” to describe patients who didn’t follow the doctor’s instructions or take their medications as directed.

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