I am a journalist by training and for a long time was a reporter and then a television producer. But I am dismayed about the way the media covers health topics. You could also express displeasure as to the way the media covers many topics. Interestingly, my former co-worker, Maria Shriver (California First Lady, member [...]
It is controversial but medically doable: doctors can use tissue, nerves and veins from a deceased donor to reconstruct a patient’s face. It was done in France no long ago for a woman who had been severely disfigured in an attack by a dog.
The procedure remains controversial because of concerns about changing someone’s [...]
David Broder, the noted columnist, wrote in the paper today about the need for healthcare reform – a huge national issue. But I am choosing to write about something much more grassroots – the story of 16-year-old Katie Hunter of Duvall, Washington.
Katie is the president of her junior class now at Cedarcrest High [...]
Many of our discussions focus on living with a chronic health concern and fighting cancer. And so many of you are dealing with those illnesses as you get information and carry on, often quite courageously.
But there are other people who are not diagnosed with a disease. To the contrary, they might be quite [...]
I have a big pet peeve with the media. It’s tough sounding off because, for me, it’s like yelling at your own family in public. With two journalism degrees and years in the media myself, I am loathe to call others on the carpet.
But I am also a patient who has benefited from [...]