As a 4th grader in Jackson Mississippi, Ivor stood outside a hospital room and listened to her father scream, “Let me go…let me go...” as three men held him down for a spinal tap. In that moment, she made her decision to become a physician, “I didn’t want to feel that disempowered again,” she states. … Continue reading Reach For Your Best!
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The Power of Patient Blogs: A Window Into the Lived Experience
“Patient blogs reveal the true extent of the impact of cancer on finances, work practices, family life…they offer a window into the lived experience of the patient.” ~Marie Ennis-O’Connor When you are 34 years old, lecturing and working in Public Relations and Marketing at a University, you aren’t thinking about cancer. Yet in 2004, Marie … Continue reading The Power of Patient Blogs: A Window Into the Lived Experience
Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care?
Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care? That was the question debated at the 2012 Connected Health Symposium on October 25. Two physicians, Dr. Andrew Watson, Surgeon and Medical Director for the Center for Connected Health and Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, Physician Director of Innovation with Kaiser Permanente faced off on this topic. Alexandra … Continue reading Are Patient Communities an Effective Way to Deliver Care?
Making a World of Difference: Climate Change and Public Health
“It is an overwhelmingly popular misconception that climate change isn’t occurring or is a natural phenomenon. While some change is due to a natural progression, we can see that increases in temperatures are far more rapid than occurred historically.” Mey Akashah, PhD doesn’t flinch or deny global warming but tries to face it, find answers … Continue reading Making a World of Difference: Climate Change and Public Health