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Autism…Facts and Figures

Autism By the Numbers Take a look at the figures around this disorder…especially how it impacts income for parents. Caregivers need more help! Advertisements

#HCHLITSS Chat Thursday February 26: Trends Redefining Healthcare This Year

An interesting article was posted over at last month. It discussed “5 trends that will redefine healthcare experience in 2015.” None of these topic areas are brand new ideas. In fact,… Continue reading

From The Stars To The Turkey

Right after the Big Bang there was a long period of darkness with no stars–in fact, about 400 million years of darkness. Then clumps of hydrogen collapsed into the first stars and galaxies.… Continue reading

Pulling No Punches

Originally posted on regrounding:
It has been a crazy and exciting month for METAvivor! We have lots of big news, and the first is our new video. As you’ve come to expect, METAvivor…

The cardiac miracle cure? Vitamin C, lysine and Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Originally posted on The Ethical Nag:
It all started with a simple question from one of my blog readers at Heart Sisters.  Another heart attack survivor asked me if I’d heard about the…

Legacy of Love: Jayme’s Fund For Social Justice

In early 2013 I had the opportunity to work with a small non-profit in New Hampshire.  Working with the artwork of a young girl who died tragically, I got to know her mother,… Continue reading

Beginnings and Endings

Originally posted on Health Communications and Health Advocacy:
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.  I’ve felt that many times.  My hope for…


Originally posted on The Sarcastic Boob:
You all know my feelings about Susan G. Komen (see my commentary here, here, and here).  And it has always been puzzling to me that a woman…

Lumley’s Lucky Day

In second grade my son Daniel had an assignment, to write and illustrate a story. He was worried about it so we went to the North Carolina Zoo for inspiration. Daniel wanted to… Continue reading

2013 To 2014: Rekindle Another’s Spirit

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who… Continue reading

Halloween and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lesley Pratt Bannatyne, explains that Halloween has changed. Prior to the 1970s, costumes for this children’s holiday featured astronauts, doctors, firefighters and nurses, allowing children to dress as heroes or people they aspired… Continue reading


Originally posted on Health Communications and Health Advocacy:
by Kathleen Hoffman

Asking the Hardest Questions

Originally posted on stage iv:
This week I was honored to guest post for Scope, the blog published by Stanford Medicine. The original post appears here. Since becoming ill, I’ve learned that I…

Moms: You Are Not Alone

Lauren Hale (@unxpctdblessing)a two time postpartum mood disorder survivor who describes herself as having “turned peer supporter and  advocate for families struggling with Postpartum Mood Disorders [PMDs].”   She  also hosts #ppdchat  on Twitter for… Continue reading

No One is Alone in Anything

Hearing a diagnosis of “cancer” from your physician can be terrifying and isolating. Yet, Nancy Stordahl knows “no one is alone in anything.” And she’s been making sure of it by being there… Continue reading

A Few Health Funnies For 2013

1)2)3) HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

Random Notes After Tragedy

1)  I haven’t brought myself to write about the horrible event in Connecticut.  We’ve kept our young one ignorant of what happened. 2)  I received this from a friend and felt I should… Continue reading


Originally posted on Donna Peach:
 killing innocents / senseless no matter the age / or the time of year ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   5…


by Kathleen Hoffman


Originally posted on MBCNbuzz:
by Holly Raby, guest blogger Spoiler alert- I’m going to reveal one of the latest Facebook games going around! In past years, women have been asked to update their…

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in the Lawyer’s Offices

A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixed by and around the chimney in said House in the hope and/or belief that St. Nick a/k/a/ St. Nicholas a/k/a/ Santa… Continue reading

Patient-Centered Medicine Part 2

Patient-Centered Medicine Part 2.

Taming the beast? Patient centered healthcare

In the US, do you know what is spent per person on healthcare?   In 2008 dollars, it was $7,538 per person (or per capita).  The country with the next highest spending is Norway… Continue reading