Dear Dr. Gupta (Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent),
I congratulate you and CNN on covering medical issues so frequently and often in-depth. There’s much too little of this in the mainstream media. I am writing to offer a suggestion: please expand your coverage to include the patients’ perspective where the patients and [...]
I wanted to take you behind the scenes of Patient Power and, for that matter, journalism.
Talk show hosts and journalists get deluged with press releases and emails from public relations people. They always have a client that wants exposure. Typically a good news release will pitch a guest where there’s a good reason to [...]
This is a heady time for our small team at Patient Power. For three years now we’ve been producing talk shows for Patients featuring leading medical experts and inspiring patients and caregivers. Apparently Microsoft was watching. And while bigger websites like WebMD or Revolution Health have paid us no attention, we’ve kept producing programs day-in [...]
Over the Christmas-New Year’s Holidays I’ve been watching television or listening to radio at odd times. Broadcasting’s gift to me has been a run of infomercials. I’ve tried to watch with a critical eye. I’ve given up on the ones with the rows of smiling, buff, dancing exercise enthusiasts. I know our increasingly obese American [...]
My kids loaded new songs on my iPod. One of them is sung by Carrie Underwood, a winner on the American Idol television show that our family watches with enthusiasm. The song is called “Jesus Take the Wheel” and tells the story of a young mother driving home on an icy highway, her sleeping baby [...]