Patent Pending: Why the Pipeline of Future Cancer Treatments Will Be Grinding to a Halt

Posted May 19th, 2014

Expecting a future miracle cure for cancer? It may very well come some day, but there are several issues that will be blocking its way. Our current system of developing drugs is unsustainable and unless changes are made, fewer of us will have access to new treatments and there will be fewer new treatments to […]


What To Do When You’re Harmed By a Medical Error

Posted April 2nd, 2014

What To Do When You’re Harmed By a Medical Error.


A Life Well Lived

Posted February 7th, 2014

Dr. Tutschka left Johns Hopkins and later went to the medical schools at Ohio State University and the University of Connecticut, then to St. Francis Medical Center in Hartford when I saw him.


Life Well Planned

Posted January 30th, 2014

Life well planned is the slogan for Raymond James, an investment company who wants you to pay it to invest your money.


Smoking by the Numbers

Posted January 8th, 2014

Infographics from Legacy For Health about smoking and its consequences – Smoking by the Numbers.


Hijacking the Hospice Movement

Posted January 6th, 2014

Hospices perform a vital service.  They help care for dying patients.  They provide care that family members aren’t capable of performing, for people who don’t want to spend their last days in a hospital. But there are many hospices that are in it for the buck, according to a recent Washington Post article. According to […]


When a Compelling Story Makes for a Bad Donation

Posted January 2nd, 2014

One of the keys to success is to communicate an effective, personal, emotional story that portrays the good the organization does. When does a compelling story makes for a bad donation?


Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad

Posted December 18th, 2013

Why is the American healthcare system the most expensive in the world? A recent article in The Atlantic magazine discussed one reason, the problem of unneeded and unnecessary medical treatment taking up 30% of all healthcare spending.


The Grass is Greener on Our Side of the Fence

Posted November 11th, 2013

We Americans can get very wrapped up in our own problems. The issues with Obamacare, the federal government shut down and, imagine, hazing and bullying in an NFL locker room!


We Need to Know When to Stop

Posted September 26th, 2013

Our medical system needs to treat people. We need to know when to stop. All of us, cancer patients, our families and health care providers need to recognize the wants and needs of cancer patients nearing end of life.