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People sharing stories of grit, change and hope

Dad and daughter build robotic arm and share lesson of a lifetime


It all happened so fast Five-year-old Lorelei appeared to have a...

by Heather Burton February 13

Sequence me! How one person turned to precision medicine to fight advanced cancer


Had Bryce Olson simply followed his medical team’s advice, chances are...

by Heather Burton February 6

Patients have to speak up to be treated like human beings


I was diagnosed with clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary, aka ovarian...

by Mary August 15

Why I’m a patient safety advocate


My Father-in-law died due to the negligent use of an off-label medication...

by Rex Johnson June 13

Post-Polio Syndrome Apocalypse. Or maybe it isn’t as bad as it seems?


Polio is a scary word in Europe more so than around the United States...

by Mark Clifford June 12

Go around, go through, but don’t settle for NO


Imagine for a moment being a Registered Nurse one day, then the next you...

by Kimberly Hartmann June 9

At My Starting Line


June 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM I got my #WhatTheHealthCare moment when the nurse...

by Rebecca Seago-Coyle June 6

My patient advocacy 101


My lesson of Patient Advocacy 101 was not taught in any school but rather...

by Yanling Yu June 2

My mother’s story: We’re people, not products


Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation for the special women in our...

by Lacie Beck May 10

Humor is powerful in healthcare, but stories will change the industry.


A few weeks back, I put a few questions out to the Twittersphere to see...

by WheezyNurse May 5

Personalized care in a specialized world


"Or I guess it might be cutaneous T cell lymphoma " I'm seeing a...

by MattAW April 13

Not taking “I don’t know” as an answer


We’ve all had our own “what the health care” moments I’m pretty...

by Burt March 31