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The Best of 2018
As 2019 begins, we would like to take a moment to highlight a few of our most popular posts from 2018 and to thank the people who contributed to the popularity of these posts. We cannot thank the authors and organizations enough that have contributed to make 2018 one for the books, such as Marie Ennis-O’Connor, Casey Quinlan, and Jennifer Lessinger. Your efforts to Patient Empowerment Network are greatly appreciated!
This post is designed to stop you in your tracks, and provide you with practical ways to have a productive day with a chronic illness.
Marie Ennis-O’Connor teaches you which questions you should ask your healthcare team and where to find reliable and trustworthy information to become better informed about your health condition.
This blog from Marie Ennis-O’Connor will help you to get motivated to reach your patient advocacy goals.
Stefanie Joho shares what she has learned from her cancer journey and how it made her become a patient advocate.
Marie Ennis-O’Connor shares her top ten ways to cope with cancer grief.
At the Patients as Partners conference in early 2018, the term Patient Scientist was introduced and Jack Aiello shares what that means for him.
Marie Ennis O’Connor explains how to find, create, and use health-related hashtags to boost your patient advocacy.
Ruth Gerwin shares her story and how MPNs have affected her.
Marie Ennis-O’Connor explores what it means to be an empowered patient today.
Carrie Ostrea shares her daughter’s story and what lead her to start the Little Miss Hannah Foundation.
Patient advocacy involves sharing your unique knowledge and experience to raise awareness and influence people to create a desired change. Marie Ennis-O’Connor shows you the steps you should take to create a compelling message to get your key issues across.
Prostate cancer survivor Peter Blaze Corcoran shares his story and what his disease has taught him.
The average adult requires at least 7 hours or more of sleep each night to maintain general good health and well-being, but that can be a challenge for cancer patients. Here are some tips to improve your sleep.
Cancer patients often experience anxiety about upcoming scans. This blog shares some practical tips for how you or a loved one can cope with it.
Dr. Janet Maker shares her breast cancer experience and how she had to become an empowered patient.
Having your own blog is a powerful way to boost your online advocacy, but how can you get more readers? Marie Ennis-O’Connor shares her 15 tips.
Marie Ennis-O’Connor discusses the need to find ways to engage patients meaningfully in healthcare design and then shares 6 guiding principles you can turn to when you are next called upon to take on a patient advisory role.
“We’re still stuck on the slow train when it comes to really reinventing the clinical trial.” In this blog, Casey Quinlan questions how we might challenge that stasis.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is famously associated with pink everything – ribbons, clothing, yogurt, you name it! In her latest blog, Marie Ennis-O’Connor goes beyond pink and shares lessons learned from fellow breast cancer patients.
This is the first blog in a three-part series that took a closer look at five breast cancer survivor stories and one caregiver in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Returning to work after cancer diagnosis can be difficult and often brings mixed emotions. Marie Ennis-O’Connor shares practical solutions for helping with your re-entry into the workplace.
In honor of November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, our board member, Nancy, shared her lung cancer story.
Like in most diseases early detection plays an important part in the prevention and intervention of diseases, so this blog show you 5 ways to help detect cancer.
In this second part of a three-part series, Marie Ennis-O’Connor discusses common concerns on returning to work after a cancer diagnosis.