Patient Centricity

Stigma and taboos influence healthcare

Stigma and taboos influence healthcare, evident in how patients address problems such as obesity, Overactive Bladder (OAB), and abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). The discussion around obesity can be highly charged, especially given that almost half of all Americans can be classified as obese.  And the percentage is growing rapidly.  Obesity is an epidemic in the […]

Snoring Can be a sign of Sleep Apnea

Mike’s wife did not like it when he snored, but he ignored it. Then one day, Mike was driving on the highway with his family and nearly fell asleep. They could have died.  His wife was furious.  Mike had sleep apnea. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition experienced by 39 million […]

Overcoming Taboos Related To Periods

Two UK sisters are challenging menstrual taboos with their “Love Your Period” campaign. Their goal is to empower women, encouraging them to overcome embarrassment and address period-related issues. Molly Fenton emphasizes that while science and biology are taught, the severity of period pain or abnormal symptoms is often overlooked.  They are pushing society to overcome […]

Improving the Understanding of Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams are two famous actors who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a terrible neurological (nerve cell) disorder that strikes the lives of millions.  Typically, the condition is seen in people over the age of 50, although this is not always the case.  It can affect people of all ages.  […]

The Importance of Patient Education Programs

This year, GSK and the International Federation on Aging (IFA) joined forces to inaugurate Shingles Awareness Week. The reason behind this initiative is the lack of awareness about the disease among most Americans, which is a mistake that needs addressing. This lack of awareness is also true for many “silent diseases” like pancreatic cancer, hepatitis […]