Empowering Yourself Archive

Quilts and Health

We talk with Clare Luz, author of Quilts and Health, which explores the healing power of quilts and quiltmaking and the deep connections between art and health.

Developments in Renal Medullary Carcinoma

Cora Connor shares her brother’s story of renal medullary carcinoma and its association with Sickle Cell trait. It is not necessary to have Sickle Cell disease to have RMC.

Updating the Advocacy Activities of Robin and Mike

Robin and Mike have a discussion about their current activities in healthcare advocacy, and how advocacy can be beneficial to persons dealing with personal challenges in medical conditions

Celebrating Patient Solidarity Day and Welcoming Mike Lawing Back!

Today is Patient Solidarity Day! We talk about what Patient Empowerment means to each of us.

World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day!

Powerful Patient joins support groups worldwide in raising awareness of kidney cancer. Take the quiz and help find answers.

Relay for Life … time to cure cancer

Just as many technologies had to grow to the point that SmartPhones are possible, so in medicine we are now at the point that a cure for cancer is possible.

Patients and doctors unite to cure Kidney Cancer

Dena Battle discusses how she worked to found the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance KCCure.org

New Hope for Batten disease

Batten Disease is one of the group of lysosomal storage diseases for which there is finally a medication to help.

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 […]