July 2011 archive

Jul 21 2011

Find Support From Other Patients

(as published in the Syracuse Post StandardJuly 19, 2011) When you must cope with a medical problem or manage a chronic illness, you’ll find you have a variety of challenges and questions. For clinical, medical questions, your most trusted resource should be your doctor. But when it comes to everyday management of your illness or …

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Jul 10 2011

Tributes to the Bettys – Mom and Betty Ford

This is a bit of a diversion from my usual patient empowerment topics, but I hope you’ll find it of interest. Definitely seems worth sharing. It’s an Ode to the Bettys – two women I have long admired.  They never met each other, but they shared a name, and yes – they are (kinda sorta) …

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Jul 07 2011

July – a Potentially Dangerous Time for Healthcare

(as published in the Syracuse Post Standard July 5, 2011) Seven years ago this week, I found a golf ball sized lump on my torso that changed the course of my life. After its removal, I was diagnosed with a rare, terminal form of lymphoma. Subsequently I determined I didn’t really have lymphoma.  That was …

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