For the better half of my early twenties, I was Bubble Girl. When I was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 my world suddenly dwindled to four white walls, a hospital bed, fluorescent lights and a thicket of tubes and wires…
As I talked with my patient and examined her abdomen, my mind ran through this list, prioritizing what diagnoses seemed more likely. But the question remained in my head: Would I get the diagnosis correct?
A new study of people who had an inexpensive heart scan found that half of those who were statin candidates actually had no signs of plaque in their heart and very little chance of having a heart attack in the next decade.
When my oncologist told me about her various job offers, she laughed and reassured me that the only position that could lure her away would be a professorship named for Princess Diana. Of course I knew she was kidding.
The operation, called a gastric sleeve, went fine. Her daughter came home just a couple of days after the surgery. She had no pain. She said she felt great. And she looked bright and eager.
More and more these days, development offices at major cancer centers are teaching doctors to seize such opportunities to raise money for the medical center or for their own research.
In an unprecedented survey of more than 400 oncologists at 40 leading cancer centers, nearly half said they had been taught to identify wealthy patients who might be prospective donors.
“When someone knows their pet is being cared for and will be taken care of in the future, this truly brings peace of mind to the owner so they can focus on their own needs.”
Lisa Beech adopted a horse named Jake, 16 years ago, after his previous owner became too sick to care for him. The two have had a close bond ever since.
Septmember 25, 2015 | Scarsdale Daily Voice When a Jansen Hospice volunteer lost a close friend to cancer, her experience of loss turned into a heart- and body-warming project to make lap robes for patients in the Scarsdale medical facility….
“Hospice care focuses mainly on the patient’s medical needs, but we’ve come to realize that other needs are just as important. We strive to create a positive end-of-life experience for both the patient and their family that is not tainted by financial concerns.”