Only someone who's been there knows what it's like to lie in a hospital emergency room, injured or sick, with an underlying substance use disorder. To better reach those patients and connect them to treatment, an innovative approach adopted by a group of hospitals and healthcare agencies in western Pennsylvania uses peer navigators who themselves are in recovery. The results have been impressive.
A look at one of the largest genomic research projects being conducted globally--one that has already helped people discover potential deadly conditions. Geisinger Magazine Fall 2016
A biohybrid approach to building devices for restoring brain and nervous system function could solve problems inherent in the synthetic brain-computer interfaces currently in use. Research on "living electrodes" is still early but might eventually provide greater specificity and control in neuroprosthetics.
This list contains links to articles I've written about young women living with breast cancer and the issues that concern them, including: mental health, body image, fertility, navigating health care systems and doctors, career impact, finances, fitness, dating and more.
"We would like a white doctor, please," said the parent of a pediatric patient to an African American physician. Discrimination and overt bigotry from patients is not often discussed among doctors or in medical school, yet many physicians experience it.
For global healthcare leaders, this piece examines how connected technologies can improve rural health in the U.S. Appears on the Future Health Index website of Philips.
Everything from teaching methods to curriculum structure would change when the Jefferson College of Nursing undertook an ambitious plan to revamp its BSN program completely in just 13 months. Cover story, Thomas Jefferson University Review.
To alleviate side effects during and after breast cancer treatment, many people use meditation techniques. Article explores this mind-body approach, with comments from experts in integrative oncology and women talking about their experiences.
Refugees are often on their own to find primary care in the U.S. Now some medical schools and training hospitals are running refugee health clinics to bridge the gap between arrival and adjustment to the health care system. | AAMCNews, Jan. 2017
A young mother with a difficult cancer diagnosis feels her doctor is not connecting with her, or even seeing her as an individual. So she takes a big step.
When young adults with medically complicated conditions acquired in childhood become too old for pediatric care, they and their families often have no where to turn. An innovative clinic helps these patients transition to integrated adult care. Geisinger Magazine
Chemobrain is real. It can affect anyone, but this study shows a higher risk in young women and black women being treated for breast cancer. | Living Beyond Breast Cancer, April 2017