Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Message

For doctors and women of ALL ages, this piece that aired on the 24th of January, 2006 on WBIR TV in Knoxville, Tennesee in their "Style" program and featuring Dr. Helen, might be the most important Valentine's Day message out there we can give our loved ones. Wonderfully, it shows Helen wearing our "Death" shirt as she describes the concerning story about the lack of awareness of women's heart disease that continues to exist in our health care system. The disparity of symptoms that exists between men and women and the bias held by the medical profession (and I admit, it could just have been me who missed her heart attack) emphasizes the need to get this message out and remain ever-vigilant to heart disease in women.

The piece is faily lengthy (10 min), but is worth the time. I encourage all to view it. Please support the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign.


Monday, January 09, 2006

The incredible power of patients and friends....

Thanks so much to Dr. Helen and Instapundit for making our site ROCK yesterday! We have had some AMAZING suggestions for shirts from patients and friends of patients from ALL corners of the blog-o-sphere and world. We'll get 'em up as soon as we can.

Folks seemsed to resound with the idea of fun shirts for medical problems, and ideas were popping up all over, like this thread from a great Ankylosing Spondilitis bulletin board (yeah, it's a genetic arthritis that can effect the young and old alike and sets up shop in the spine, hips, pelvis...)

Keep those ideas rollin' Everyone benfits!


Sunday, January 08, 2006

Join the Counterculture!

Well, it seems our little website,, is gaining momentum in its countercultural revolution to acknowledge that illness happens, it’s okay, and we can get through it. Dr. Helen is wonderfully quoted by Patrick Kampert of the Chicago Tribune in the brief article. Sorry the article’s picture of us wearing some of the shirts isn’t on line… but there’s still time to purchase the paper (see the Q section)! Thanks to all who’ve made our site so rewarding and so FUN. Spread the word, you just might make someone’s day a bit brighter…after all, that’s what it’s all about!