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The Heart of Healthcare: Family Caregivers

The Heart of Healthcare:  Family Caregivers

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

There is a substantial segment of the population working unseen and without pay in the U.S.  They are tireless, unsung heroes helping those who may not be able to care for themselves.  They are family caregivers. A few surveys have been conducted in recent years to finally document who these people are and what they do.  The latest is The National...

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Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 2

Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 2

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Blog, Colorectal cancer, Melanoma | 0 comments

In our previous post, Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1, we began our report on specific studies presented at The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 51st Annual Meeting. How should this information be interpreted? At conferences like ASCO, scientific discoveries are usually presented before publication and without complete peer review...

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Life After Discharge With Stroke

Life After Discharge With Stroke

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Blog, Stroke | 0 comments

“I had a terrible headache for two days and very seldom had headache – …once a year tops.  I took my kids and Sharon to see [a] movie…and at the end…I got up…collapsed and I do not [know] what happened to me.” ~John Anderson Stroke Stroke is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Although the number of deaths has gone down...

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Knowledge, Power, Hope: CancerHawk

Knowledge, Power, Hope: CancerHawk

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. ~Desiderius Erasmus CancerHawk is about giving light to cancer patients and their caregivers. Started by Robyn Stoller in 2011, CancerHawk is Robyn’s way of sharing the knowledge that she gained on-the-job as caregiver to her husband. Robyn and Alan’s Story Robyn met Alan Stoller on a retreat in...

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Patients Helping Patients: The Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Patients Helping Patients: The Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 4 comments

In the Beginning Feeling alone in your life journey–with illness as your companion—can make the burden of chronic disease seem unbearable.  As Kerri Sparling writes, “For much of my life, I was the only diabetic I knew…. Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl?  Was I the only...

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15 Tips to Cope with Scanxiety (Scan Anxiety)

15 Tips to Cope with Scanxiety (Scan Anxiety)

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

“Keep Calm And Carry On:” Really? “The shock of that day you hear the words, ‘you have cancer’ never leaves you and your sense of certainty in life and in your body can be hard to recapture after a diagnosis of cancer.”-Marie Ennis-O’Connor After Surgery, Chemo, Radiation This is the time when feeling sick is supposed to be over. ...

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Breakfast in New York

Breakfast in New York

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

So I’m staying at a cost-effective hotel to save Medivizor $s. It’s the Comfort Inn on W 71st St., New York.  It’s a very basic hotel, but it’s location is convenient to many places in town.  Anyway, when I say cost-effective, I mean (among other things) that the dining room for breakfast is so small and crowded there’s a...

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“Be Kind Whenever Possible…”

“Be Kind Whenever Possible…”

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

Caregiver – you are not alone! If you’re a caregiver and you are wondering where the other caregivers are, all you have to do is look to your left or right.  New research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, tells us that in three years the number of adults working to care for an adult or child with serious illness...

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Welcome to the Medivizor Blog

Welcome to the Medivizor Blog

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Today we launch the Medivizor blog.  To say we’re excited is an understatement.  We’ll be hosting a variety of topics of interest to you, our community, and we welcome your input in this adventure. Here are some ideas of topics we’d like to cover.  What do you think? ePatient / Smart patient. You and your Medical Team:  Bringing up new...

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