Tag Archives: patients

'Widespread and dangerous': Facing medical uncertainty, doctors tell patients it's all in their heads

But that doctor was proved wrong when an MRI showed that the girl had acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, a polio-like disease that’s struck hundreds of children since 2014. Erin Olivera, mother of a child with AFM and founder of a private Facebook page for parents of 400 children with the disease, says Bailey’s experience… Read More »

Signs of progress and challenges as more patients survive cancer

(Reuters Health) – – As a growing number of people live decades after a cancer diagnosis, doctors and scientists are developing treatment guidelines for survivors. But a U.S. report suggests more work is needed to improve the consistency and quality of survivorship care. It’s been more than a decade since the Institute of Medicine (IOM)… Read More »

Boehringer employees go door-to-door delivering holiday hope to lung cancer patients

‘Tis the season for good deeds, and Boehringer Ingelheim employees are doing their part. BI is once again partnering with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) to bring holiday cheer directly to lung cancer patients. BI has organized 10 teams of workers from its oncology division and other groups who will visit the homes… Read More »