Author Archives: Nathan Sheon, Intern, Real World Health Care

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Patient of the Month: Alex Defio Shares His Story for Men’s Health/Cancer Awareness Month

Alex Defio did not feel sick on the day he was told he was going to die. A construction worker and amateur poker player, he considered himself a generally healthy individual. On this day, however, Alex was being dealt a hand that no one should ever have to play; he … (read full article)

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Patient of the Month: Sharon Harris Survives Lupus and Pays It Forward

Sharon Harris remembers February of 2002. She remembers where she was, what she was wearing, and what she was feeling. Most of all, she remembers the day she was diagnosed with lupus. May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system is … (read full article)

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Patient of the Month: Charles Fazio’s recovery from heart bypass surgery, kidney failure, and financial crisis

Patient of the Month is a new regular feature from Real World Health Care to illustrate the challenges and successes of the American health care system through the experiences of inspiring survivors. Charles Fazio wasn’t sure how he could survive another health crisis. Just three years after his four-way heart … (read full article)

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What You Can Do To Strengthen Health Care Delivery for MLK Day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service will be recognized in communities across America on Monday, Jan. 20 as part of UnitedWe Serve – the President’s annual national call to service initiative. A powerful catalyst that organizes and promotes local volunteer programs to benefit diverse populations, it “empowers individuals, … (read full article)

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