About 10 days ago I appeared in Phoenix as a speaker at a regional education seminar put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My topic was sharing my experience as a participant in a clinical trial. I was delighted to do that as I feel that trial saved my life and restored me to [...]
I am just back from Phoenix where I spent the weekend with people living with CML, chronic myelogenous leukemia. The operative words are “living with” because it wasn’t very long ago when people did not live long with this disease. However, medical science and dedicated researchers like Dr. Brian Druker at OHSU in Portland, Oregon [...]
In 1984 when I produced my first program for patients – a video about erectile dysfunction which won a top award from the American Medical Writer’s Association – hardly anyone else was doing medical programs that weren’t for doctors. Over the years many more companies and advocacy groups have developed content for healthcare consumers. Today [...]
Nobody is in the hospital these days feeling good. Regulations have made it so sick people are hospitalized and not-so-sick people are usually outpatients. People who are horizontal are there to have procedures, take heavy duty meds, rest and, hopefully, get better.
Hospitals have increasingly put in sophisticated television systems so you can be in [...]
Andrew takes you behind the scenes of what health information people are searching for online, and how we know. [...]