Category Archive: Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis

Dec 08 2010

Where’ve You Been Trisha?

Wish I had a nickel for each of the emails I’ve received from people who have followed this blog of mine…. Where have I been?  It’s a fair question.  It’s been months since I’ve blogged here… because, well, I’ve been doing my Willie Nelson thang… on the road again…. See all those stars on the …

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Jul 31 2010

“Give Us Our Damned Data” Causes the First Meltdown in Awhile

Regina Holliday and Dr. Ted Eytan Photo compliments of R2DC on Flickr Regina Holliday’s husband, Fred, age 39, died of cancer in June 2009 leaving his wife, and his two young, beautiful children behind.  During their journey through the healthcare system to try to get Fred the help he needed, too many hurdles were put …

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Sep 18 2009

AdvoConnection Gets Ready to Launch – Outreach to Patients

Update on this post:  AdvoConnection is launched!  Patients are being helped, and patient advocates are ready to help you.  Learn more at:  www.AdvoConnection.com. ……………………………………… Hard at work we’ve been!  And AdvoConnection, a dream of mine for several years, is getting ready to launch. Since beginning my advocacy work almost five years ago, and being highly …

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Aug 31 2009

Autism and MMR Link, Parents Fooled, Follow the Money, Then LISTEN

I’ll begin this post by saying that I understand the basics — that many parents of children with autism believe that autism was brought on by vaccines.  And that scientific research has over and over again proven that link does not exist. Then I watched the Dateline / Matt Lauer interviews and exposé, A Dose …

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Feb 27 2009

A Doctor’s God Complex, a Life Nearly Lost

A friend and colleague, Franny, shared her story with me and caused my jaw to drop. Then, I realized it didn’t really surprise me at all. Having suffered months and months of treatment for his brain cancer, Asa’s life was almost lost due to the arrogance of the resident who was in charge of his …

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