We talk a lot about cancer on Patient Power. There’s plenty to talk about. But millions more people have a totally different health problem – they have a sick heart. Beyond helping a damaged heart muscle pump as well as it can, even at a diminished level, what if the cells of the beating heart [...]
I was thinking this past weekend about the death of former congresswoman and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. She passed on from multiple myeloma which she had been fighting for about 12 years. During that time, as noted in our many programs on the subject, there has been tremendous progress in knocking [...]
As I wrote last week, our family is just back from a summertime trip to Europe. Because of the low value of the U.S. Dollar we didn’t encounter many Americans, but we did meet many Europeans on extended vacations. I was the one with the Blackberry. They were the ones who were truly relaxing.
Tim Russert was just 58. As the Washington bureau chief of NBC News and host of the very popular “Meet the Press” Sunday television program, he was at the pinnacle of his journalism career in a political year when the news may get white hot and the “scoops” too good to be true. A fatal [...]
This weekend we had a little medical “event” at our house. Esther and I agreed to host a high school senior prom “after party” for about fifteen 18-year-olds. Trouble ahead, right? We thought we’d give it a go as our son’s friends are really great kids. And we made it clear there would be no [...]
The other day, I skipped out at lunch time to attend a party at my 8-year-old’s elementary school class. It was me and 20 moms, cupcakes, cute cards and watching the kids have fun. My friend Candace said, “You must talk to Laurie about her heart.” So I did. Laurie, knowing I know enough to [...]