I am a medical journalist and blogger. My stories have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and on the web. In Patient POV, I strive to bring the same rigor to telling stories about patients that I have shown in my previous work, which has featured research scientists and physicians.
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Tweet Women’s health and life are under fire in the United States and around the world. Here are issues that health policymakers need to incorporate into health quality. It’s time to stop marginalizing them. Last week, women’s groups coordinated by … Continue reading
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Tweet This week, I will be attending a two-day meeting on immigration and healthcare. It’s not an area that I know a lot about and I am interested in your thoughts on the topic. Presidential candidates are not discussing the … Continue reading
Tweet What a coincidence! The Institute of Medicine released a report today titled Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations and I am one step further in my saga of trying to save a tooth! It … Continue reading
Tweet I can’t give you the news the way poet Gil-Scott Heron would, but I can imagine some of the social realities that would move him to poetry and song. It’s a nasty time for blacks and African Americans in … Continue reading
Tweet This post is a guest post by Billie Noakes, a freelance writer, storyteller, and children’s author living in Pinellas FL. She also makes lace, is learning to garden, and a blogger in this year’s Word Count Blogathon, aka #blog2011. … Continue reading
Tweet LC1, the insured lung cancer patient whose search for an oncologist described in last week’s post, is not alone. If more Americans realized that they might not find an oncologist or other specialist provider, they could help drive changes … Continue reading