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The Patient Translator: What to Say to Someone Who…

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At some point in your life (or, let’s face it, many times), someone you care for – a friend, a colleague, a partner, a child – will be diagnosed with a health condition.

And when that time comes, your brain will likely start to misfire with a slew of half-baked yet earnest questions: What should I say?

How should I act? What can I do? What’s actually going to be helpful? Not only are those questions ping-ponging around inside your skull totally normal, they are also a sign you care.

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