A Breakthrough in Detecting Cancer

Posted by jonathan on 2/21/2017 to News
“Liquid biopsy” chip , developed by Worcester polytechnic institute detects metastatic cancer cells in a drop of blood. It was developed by mechanical engineers to develop, trap and identify cancer cells with even the smallest drop of blood. The breakthrough technology uses...

How Do You Make Medical Decisions?

Posted by jonathan on 2/7/2017 to News
How Do You Make Medical Decisions?

As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health.

Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel like big or serious decisions, while others do not. And sometimes, medical decisions have to be made quickly or under pressure. When the stakes are high – life and death, even – it could be scary to think you might make the wrong decision even if there is no clear ‘right’ one.

Recently, I was in a horrific car accident. It was 3 days before Christmas and I was on my way up to Lebanon NH(about an hour drive) to see the Lyme specialist. It was snowing lightly at home and with 4-wheel drive, I decided I would make an attempt to keep my appointment. The further north I went the worse it got...