Emily Lu

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Plight of a Young Cancer Survivor

When young adult cancer patients beat the disease, fear of recurrence and even post-traumatic stress disorder can become their new normal.<p>In 2006, Andrew McMahon rented a charter bus, cleaned out the air filters and drove it cross-country alone. He was not a loner or a germaphobe. Just an eager …

What Do People Want From Their Health Care? How My Book Tour Turned Into a 'Listening Tour'

One year ago, I published a book on patient advocacy. I had a plan to travel to 48 cities, crisscross the U.S. from Massachusetts to California and back, and speak at bookstores, libraries, nursing homes, universities, and community centers.<p>What I didn't anticipate was that this "speaking tour" …

Down syndrome? Maybe she'll go to the moon

"You've probably seen them bagging groceries," said the geneticist attempting to explain to my wife and me that our 1-day-old daughter, Ellie, had Down syndrome and what that meant for her future.<p>Her age was measured only in hours and already, expectations for Ellie's potential had been …

How not to say the wrong thing

Op-Ed<p>How not to say the wrong thing<p>It works in all kinds of crises -- medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out.<p>April 07, 2013|Susan Silk and Barry Goldman<p>(Illustration by Wes Bausmith…)<p>When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot …

Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release

How @nytkeller and @emmagkeller flunk understanding @adamslisa.<p>Last week was a curious one. First, <i>Guardian</i> writer Emma G. Keller wrote a …

You're Getting Too Much Healthcare

Extraneous tests and referrals increasingly set back the U.S. medical system, and our health. How to avoid unnecessary care.<p>For people who had been awaiting the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in order to obtain health insurance for the first time, the major problem associated with American …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Blaming individuals for obesity may be altogether wrong – David Berreby

Years ago, after a plane trip spent reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s <i>Notes from the</i> <i>Underground</i> and <i>Weight Watchers</i> magazine, Woody Allen melded the two …