Overwhelmed in Oz: How ‘Healthy’ Is Social Media?

Blogging and tweetchats and spam, oh my! Warning: Before reading any further, you might want to grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. There’s no doubt that the explosion of health-related social media has opened up tremendous possibilities for communication by, about, and among cancer patients. It’s also underscored some tremendous ironies. […]

Posted in: Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, Money, Insurance, Access, Research by Kathi 35 Comments blogging, , HONcode, Listservs, marketing, pharma, social media, social networking,

Cognitive Dysfunction & Cancer Treatment: Old News

To all the compassionate, skilled physicians and oncology clinicians I have come to know online and in real life since becoming a member of the cancer club, let me just say thank you. You know who you are. You are not the ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ practitioners. You are the ones who actually listen to your patients; ask […]

Posted in: Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Radiation, Research by Kathi 23 Comments chemo brain, cognitive impairment, depression, fatigue

Rowing Back to Life

When I was in my late twenties, I became a card-carrying resident of the city of Boston. I had acquired some real furniture by then, and inevitably, the day arrived when, if I wanted it moved, I could no longer rely on simply renting a U-Haul truck and pressing my friends into service. It became […]

Posted in: Health & Healthcare, Pain & Neuropathy, Survivorship by Kathi 18 Comments cardiovascular fitness, Concept2, exercise, pain, rowing