The Savvy Patient - Tips on How to Cope with a Serious Diagnosis

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In this week’s “Savvy Patient” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Thomas C. Lian, MD, provides tips on how to cope with a serious diagnosis.

Getting news of a difficult condition – whether it’s cancer, heart disease or another major illness – can be a devastating experience for patients and their loved ones.

Dr. Lian gives some helpful tips to help patients, friends and family learn to cope with the diagnosis, effectively grieve, move on to manage new tasks and find new meaning in their lives after a serious diagnosis.

Read the full article: Tips on How to Cope with a Serious Diagnosis

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