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Second, Second Chance: the Documentary of Late Effects – Childhood Cancer Survivor and Heart Transplant Recipient: Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN

In my past posts for Treatment Diaires, I have written about kindred friendships and the art of delivering a cancer diagnosis. Today, I choose to write about the change I want to see in this world, in my lifetime.   myHeart, yourHands was borne out of a kindred friendship between two adult survivors of childhood …

Why Talking About Death Is Crucial

Why is talking about the loss of a loved one vital to continuing your life after their death? Your relationship with the person you lost holds 100% of what your life looks and feels like after their death. The loss of a professional acquaintance or distant cousin is experienced differently than the loss of a …

5 Ways to Bring Comfort to Caregivers and Patients

In 2011 my husband had to have invasive brain surgery for trigeminal neuralgia, a little known facial pain condition he had been suffering from for 4 years. As an expat spouse with school-aged children and no family close by, our family went on a roller coaster ride through the chronic illness-surgery–recovery maze. My blog is …

Cure Launcher – Treatment Matching Service for Patients

Michigan-based CureLauncher (http://www.curelauncher.com), the only organization that matches people to all enrolling clinical trials, today announced an exclusive partnership with Treatment Diaries a social but private network anonymously connecting individuals affected by similar illnesses through online health-related conversations captured in personal diaries. Treatment Diaries members and visitors will be directed to http://www.curelauncher.com, where specially trained relationship …

Top 5 Myths of Grieving the Loss of a Spouse

The first myth:  The first year is the hardest.  In the first year, your body goes into a fog state.  With every first holiday, birthday, or trip to Wal-Mart, it is true that crying is endless at times. Sadness can become the go-to emotion.  The second year is grossly underestimated.  It is the year after …

Where Can Technology Take Us In Healthcare?

When it comes to healthcare and wellness these days, which tool would you more likely associate with quality care and a positive experience – a stethoscope or an iPad? Well, if it were the 7-year old version of me talking, there’d be no doubt in my mind that “stethoscope” would be the answer.  Obviously, 7-year …

Basic Tips on Working With Health Insurance

In my book,The Malformation of Health Care book (now available on Amazon.com, I detail several tips on how to navigate through our very complex and often times confusing health care system. Today I want to take you inside the book and give you some basics of where to begin. Although some of these topics may seem …

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