I wanted to let you, my Patient Power friends, in on a secret: Starting March 5th and every weekday at 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm Eastern), I will host a DAILY online radio show. It's a secret because not many people know about it and we don't have the bucks to tell the world just yet. But the content should be great and you telling your friends will help a lot.

My mission remains to help people become "smarter patients" so they get the healthcare they need and deserve. I am excited that my dear friend Tena Brown will be joining my on the first show. Tena is quite a "firecracker." She's a Dallas woman who has lived with psoriasis since being a teenager growing up in Oklahoma. She is the perfect picture of an outspoken patient-advocate and I love her for it. Tena helps all of us take charge of our health and she has much better health herself because of it.

You'll also meet Nicole Damberg, a nurse who was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF). She had a lot of work to do to find out what she was dealing with and how to take charge. Again, another very outspoken patient-advocate. Tena and Nicole (and maybe me a little bit too) are strong models for you today. One of my fibromyalgia friends will join us too.

The programs will be available live through this site and also on www.healthradio.net. And, of course, the replays will be available after the live broadcast.

Please let me know what you think.

Just in case you are a public relations person reading this (and I wish more PR people would do research on programs before they pitch their topics!) we look for authors and experts with the highest credibility and on significant health topics. If you are pushing a product don't call. If you have an ax to grind, don't call. If you want to join in the ethical dialogue for better health and better healthcare, we'd love to hear from you.

So here we go: Patient Power is expanding from 2 hours a week of live programs to 6 or more (we're expanding with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston). Lot's to talk about and, again, as best I know, unmatched anywhere else. Tell your friends!

Andrew