Monthly Archive: January, 2012

Cue the Violins: There’s a Woman in the ER

By SCAD survivor and activist Katherine K. Leon

Resilient?

Just a random thought… Have you heard people say Children are resilient…they bounce back…don’t worry about them…? I have and I just want to say to those people If children are so resilient,… Continue reading

Save A Life

This time of year reminds me of the time I taught an introductory course in persuasion at a nearby university.  I don’t know why, but a significant number of seniors filled out the… Continue reading

Wanderings in Puerto Rico #EOL

A  breeze keeps him cool in the tropical sun as he plays.  Impishly he smiles at his sister, then makes a rush at her.   He almost catches her, the little lizard wriggling in… Continue reading

The Power of Play, Part 2

Children will put in over 10,000 hours of video gaming before the age of 21.  How do the video game producers keep people playing?  Can health communicators harness the power of gaming by… Continue reading

Unlocking the Individual’s Ability to Care for Themselves*

“The “biggest value [of connected health]* is in unlocking [the] individual’s ability to care for themselves!”  So says Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director The Center for Connected Health, a Division of Partners Health  in… Continue reading

Motivated by Love

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book  was our “go-to” book when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  We were able to understand the pathology reports because of it.  I know that we (my… Continue reading

Dance Like No One’s Watching

Do you live each moment unflinchingly?  Do you taste life the way you do the last bite of your favorite food or savor  its essence as you would the fragrance of summer’s final… Continue reading

Communicating through photos: Health Advocacy meets Occupy Wall Street

Perhaps it was all started by Frank Warren’s Post Secret project in November 2004.  Whatever its beginnings, using stark note cards to tell a story in video or still photography has become an important… Continue reading