My friend Eric Rothenberg is 42. Given that I am writing this on my 59th birthday, I see Eric as a very young man. Married, twin 14-year-old boys. Great wife, Edith, who I love and see at the gym at our little Mercer Island Country Club most days. The club is no deluxe place. A [...]
Avoiding the Swine Flu from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
Being Jewish, this is an especially introspective time for me. We are just passing the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, and the few days between this holiday and the next, Yom Kippur, our day of atonement, typically get me thinking about why I do what I do – what’s the point?
My friend and one [...]
The Dr. No of Cancer Drugs? from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
Much of what you can find on the Internet about health is fueled by big corporations and their agendas to sell you something: a product, a service, a philosophy. After 25 years devoted to health communications (17 online), I am pretty savvy about this and, with my friend and co-author Mary Thomas, am pretty near [...]
If the worst happened and your child was diagnosed with cancer you would probably want aggressive therapy for the child with hope for a cure, let alone to save your child’s life. In diseases like childhood leukemia these days, the vast majority of the time, aggressive therapy works.
But when it comes to chronic conditions [...]
Showtime for Healthcare Reform from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
I felt terrible about it, but I gave up my 21-year subscription to The Seattle Times a few months ago. I go to the gym every morning, ride the recombinant bike (to go easy on my back) and only have time to read one newspaper. I decided it was important to focus totally on what [...]