Empowering Yourself Archive

Annual Report, 2016, Powerful Patient


Joyce updates everyone on what Powerful Patient has been up to throughout 2016.

Knowing Your Family Medical History

In 2004, the Surgeon General of the United States declared Thanksgiving as National Family History Day. This declaration was made to help increase awareness of FHH as an important risk factor for common chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and to promote a reduction of the burden these diseases have on the […]

Dealing with Complex Medical Disorders


Medical conditions that cross medical specialties are particularly challenging for patients and their doctors. How to help?

Living with Multiple Myeloma


Jack Aiello has been living with multiple myeloma since 1995. Joyce and Robin talk with him about patient empowerment.

Shortening the Time to Treatment


Robin and Joyce speak with Zoe Barry of ZappRx, a secure online platform allowing patients, physicians and pharmacists to improve patients’ access to treatment.

About the Genetics of Cancer


The Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center presents its first ever conference on the genetics of cancer April 9 at the Jimmy Fund Auditorium, beginning at 7 AM.

Happy Holidays!


Robin and I are taking some time over the holidays to schedule some new shows for you and to do some upgrading of our platform. We hope that you will take good care of yourselves and will be with us again in January.

Should I go to a Patient Support Conference?


What happens at a patient support conference? Is it worthwhile to go, or will it be stressful? Carla talks about her recent experience.

Why One-Third of Hospitals will Close by 2020


Despite a history of strength and stature in America, the hospital institution is in the midst of massive and disruptive change. By 2020, one in three hospitals will close.

Strengthening the Mind-Body Connection


Dr. Alison Kay talks about the Asian energy practices she feels will help Americans create vibrantly healthy, happy lives.