The world needs more smart patient advocates.
Our latest podcast is about one of them – Teri Robert – who has had migraines for more than 50 years, starting when she was 6. She publishes a migraine patient blog, “Putting Our Heads Together,” to provide information, support and advocacy. And she is a migraine “health guide” for the website HealthCentral.com.
So it’s not surprising that she would hear about questionable news coverage announcing a new migraine treatment. That’s what was reported by KGO-TV San Francisco and by at least one other ABC station in Philadelphia.
She tells the story in this podcast.
Things you hear about in the podcast:
I notified the two KGO staffers that I was on deadline, just as they undoubtedly tell people whom they are reporting on. Two weeks have gone by and I have not yet received a response. I would guess they don’t have a good answer to any of my questions.
Thanks to The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation for providing us with a grant to produce these podcasts.
Credit: podcast editor Cristeta Boarini
Music credit: “Migraine Blues” was written and performed by migraine specialist Fred Sheftell, MD, who died in 2011.
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