Without having one myself, I am pretty familiar with bone marrow transplant as a potential curative and lifesaving approach. After all, it was invented in my hometown of Seattle and I’ve met Dr. Donall Thomas who won a Nobel prize for developing the approach. I have met people who have been given a new lease on life because of transplant, I’ve known people who have died when transplant did not work for them or complications overwhelmed them, and I know many doctors who are transplant experts. I know how finding a perfect match can be hard – especially when the...

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The Bottomline at ASH for Patients from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

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Developments from the American Society of Hematology meeting in Orlando, Florida. A Brighter Path for Treating Patients

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Treating Cancer Better with Reduced Side Effects from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

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Andrew blogs from the first day of the American Society of Hematology's 52nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, highlighting the day's discussions. Promising Lymphoma News from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

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There’s some confusion out there in the media that “Patient Power” is only about patients “holding hands” and providing emotional support to one another. It’s the warm and fuzzy side of medicine, like sitting at someone’s bedside. That support is terrific. But these days the leadership role of a well intentioned and well informed patient doesn’t stop there. The role includes gathering and disseminating leading-edge, accurate medical information to help others make decisions. Many would argue that is the doctor’s role. And it is. But not exclusively. Today smarter patients are becoming full partners in discussions about their diagnosis, treatment...

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We are invading their home turf. Increasingly, in among the thousands of doctors, scientists, and medical industry marketers at the largest medical conventions you are finding real patients who have the conditions discussed in the scientific sessions and exhibit halls. Patients like me want to be where the news breaks;  we want to ask questions and – thanks to the Internet – we have a direct line to thousands of other patients waiting to know what new developments mean for them. I vividly remember attending an FDA drug hearing a few years ago; how there were stock analysts sitting in...

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Are there newer and better medicines to prevent clotting? The new seems to be good. Watch to find out more and look for new videos from heart experts very soon! Big News for Coumadin Patients from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

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On location at the AHA meeting in Chicago, Andrew discusses lowering your risk of heart disease and how weight affects your risk. Lower Obesity and Save Your Heart from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

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Hear what's hot in new information for your heart as Andrew is on location at the AHA in Chicago. Chicago Heart Smarts from Patient Power® on Vimeo.

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