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Project helps translate doctor’s notes
Monterey Herald

Don’t be offended if your doctor writes that you’re SOB, or that an exam detected BS. The aim is to help, not insult: A project is beginning to test if patients fare better when given fast electronic access to more of their medical chart — the detailed notes that doctors record about you during and after every visit. You just might have to look up some of the technical jargon, like those abbreviations for “shortness of breath” and “bowel sounds.”