Bridges to Patient Empowerment


Why choice in healthcare is decreasing

As it stands now, the government pays a private insurance company for your healthcare if you are on medicaid. Private health insurance companies are therefore growing from expanded medicaid programs. Many are increasing profits at higher rates than expected. This…

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Choosing Joy

Today I want to share a healing note card that a seriously ill patient made in the Healing Notes Outreach Program. Each card has a place for patients to share their story or any other information that they would like to share…

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Healing Notes Outreach Program Update

Several years ago I laid in a hospital bed knowing that patients needed more inspiration and connection with others that had experienced similar struggles than they needed flowers or other gifts. Today my dream of having a way to say…

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Should Children Be Able To Refuse Medical Treatment? By Lynsie Buteyn

The internet has lit up with a story about a five year old girl, Julianna Snow, who has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neurodegenerative illness. At this point in her illness, doctors say that a simple cold could likely mean that she…

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Stop a Bug Cold in One Easy Step by Lynsie Buteyn

It is getting to be the time of year when viruses spread faster than good cheer. When you have a chronic illness, a virus can easily land you in the hospital for months or worse… while the relatively healthy are…

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