It hit the paper this week. The American Cancer Society is revising its position on screening for breast and prostate cancer because of concerns we may be identifying cancers that are almost benign or might even go away on their own, and that overtreatment is causing harm.
We’ve already talked about this on many Patient [...]
The Role of Powerful Patients in Healthcare Reform from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
37-year-old Rob McKeregan of Hillsboro, Oregon near Portland worked for years as a tow truck driver. In that line of work you do get called to traffic fatalities. It’s tough. The odds are the vast majority of people who died were not organ donors, either because they had not made it their wish or, even [...]
The Impatient Patient from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
I have never had a mammogram. No doctor would recommend one for me, a 59-year-old male. But they would for any woman over 40. Yet many women don’t have them, or forget to keep having them yearly. So our partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is spearheading a novel campaign in the Pacific Northwest to [...]
Is House M.D. Right About Internet Health? from Patient Power® on Vimeo.