Save your sanity, time & money!

You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.


You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Here's How to Get in on Clinical Trials - Better Informed

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13 Shvat, 5773

The Global Resources section of 


holds information about how 
to become enrolled in clinical trials 
(among other valuable bits of 
information).

You might be interested in some relevant facts about that. Clinical Trials aka Clinical Studies vocabulary is probably new to you, but certainly not to the medical professionals conducting their studies. Sometimes those professionals and their students overlook that reality, to your detriment. 

Today's blogpost is here to help you past that problem!

Click on the explanation below for a simple explanation of some terms you'll need to know, and to appreciate, before you contact anyone to add you to the participant list:

Backgrounder; the correct questions to ask 

I advise that you also


  • Ask about the nature of the medications to be used on you; what they're made of and what else they're used for. 


  • Insist of having a written explanation for every creme, injection, pill, powder, process and other type of treatment to be used on you. 
  • Clarify the start date, end date, exam dates and all expectations of the clinical trial that interests you.


  • The medical world promotes ethics by insisting on patient rights and informed consent. 


  • Be pro-active about protecting your interests. Insist on receiving thorough information before you agree to anything. Know what you're getting into.


If you have more questions, send them to me. I'll do my best to respond to you quickly and accurately.




Ready to read about how to get in on clinical trials? Buy the E-book or print edition today, for a better look at your options: Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism.

Know the facts about the choices before you.

 

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