Category Archives: Patient stories

Seeing Your Doctor for Prevention,
Treating On Your Own: A Report from the Field

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Tweet First off, let me be clear: what I report below I am not recommending. My first obligation is to my readers. Also, I am grateful to Brooke Binkowski, a stellar journalist-friend, who spontaneously emailed me this story this morning. … Continue reading

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Personalized Medicine: Read the Chart!

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Tweet This is a guest post by Ricki Lewis, PhD, who blogs at DNAScience, part of the PLOS blog network. Ricki is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. The author of several textbooks and thousands of articles in scientific, … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Patient Point of View:
More High-Quality Stories Needed

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Tweet I am thrilled that later today, Martha Roberts’ post on her own experience taking medication for mental illness, will run here. I first came across her post through a tweet from Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma. It’s nice … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words: A Young Woman With
Rheumatoid Arthritis Acknowledges Her Disability

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Tweet How do young people cope with chronic, debilitating conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Patient POV interviewed Lisa Jaffe Hubbell, a young woman, who only last month acknowledged to herself, that she is disabled, and is unlikely to regain … Continue reading

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Join Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Dialogue on National Research Priorities Today

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Tweet Are you interested in participating in efforts to shape patient-centered outcomes research priorities. Then, don’t miss today’s meeting, webcast starting 9:30 am, or via telephone to 800 number line posted below. Got comments for the PCORI people: see submission … Continue reading

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Patient POV’s Best of 2011

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Tweet Here’s my “best of 2011″ Patient POV, based on discussion, feedback, and commentary from readers and bloggers. 1. Writing About Alzheimer’s and Dementia Gets Complicated. Be careful what you wish for: do we want more people screened for Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Top Patient POV Posts in First 2 Months

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Tweet I started Patient POV on March 29th and I have been meaning to take a look back at posts that got people thinking about healthcare, about reporting on health, and what ideas are worth considering for the healthcare system … Continue reading

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6 Types of Patient Stories We Need to Hear More About

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Tweet I hope that patient stories that I tell here can really make a contribution to helping healthcare match what really matters to patients. That means that I’d like to tell stories that have been invisible or bear continuing exposure, … Continue reading

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WordCount Blogathon Opens Door to Unusual Patient Stories

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Tweet On May 1, I joined the Word Count Blogathon, and already, I am meeting bloggers who have amazing stories to tell about the healthcare system. Among the stories that I hope to share with you are the following: What … Continue reading

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Is There An Oncologist In the House?

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Tweet Imagine, if you will, that you have early (stage 1b) lung cancer, that you think you have good insurance, and that you cannot find an oncologist to follow you. That’s the story of a 55-year-old man, who asked that … Continue reading

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