As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
Starting in 2012, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a modified virus, in this case, HIV was used to successfully treat childhood leukemia.
Since Emily’s treatment, many more children have been successfully treated with this breakthrough therapy. I heard about this trial and others from watching an episode of VICE, Killing Cancer with Shane Smith. I learned about Dr. Carl June, the researcher who treated Emily and 30 other patients, 27 of whom have had a complete remission.
I really like that Shane is matching donations to the Mayo Clinic up to $ 500,000.00. Way to go!
When lives are on the line:
It’s hard enough providing decent medical care to people in developing countries on a good day, let alone after an earthquake. Ever wonder what it’s like to “hit the ground running” and try to triage and provide care to people in a developing country after a natural disaster?
Saving Jimani is the harrowing account of one volunteer’s experience in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. This autobiography, written by Rene Steinhauer, is a detailed report of the everyday acts of heroism and strength of human spirit witnessed by an adventure-seeking RN and self-described weary combat medic who comes face-to-face with the tragedy of a devastating natural disaster.
This story grants readers a perspective on the physical and emotion devastation caused by the Haiti earthquake and the urgent call to serve felt by disaster relief volunteers.