Karen Finn

Karen spent the past 20+ years providing editorial services for leading B2B publications, large corporations, small businesses, individuals and students around the world. Her portfolio includes articles and business communications on pharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthcare policy, regulatory and legal systems, international trade and intellectual property. Her articles have been published in Scrip Regulatory Affairs, Clinica Medtech Intelligence, MedNous, SecuringPharma and International Trade Today, among others.

Chronic Conditions 17th May 2021

Keeping an eye on your blood pressure

At 43, health researcher Nicola McMeekin was blissfully unaware of her hypertension until she had a life-threatening heart injury. “There was no warning. I was sitting at my desk writing an email when I suddenly had pains in my chest, down ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 3rd May 2021

A positive outcome of irritable bowel syndrome

For Lottie Drynan, having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) came with some unexpected turns. Despite experiencing a host of symptoms that significantly impact her quality of life, Lottie has found huge comfort in her blossoming role as an award-winning IBS patient ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 29th March 2021

Endometriosis warriors unite

Keisha Meek and Nikita Chadha bonded under unusual circumstances. The women met through a shared chronic condition called endometriosis. Like many people with this debilitating gynaecological disorder, it took Keisha and Nikita many years to get a diagnosis. Now they ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 15th February 2021

Surviving childhood cancer

Several years ago, Natasha Penney shared the story of her toddler Sebastian, who was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer at 18 months old. Now the six-year-old is thriving. To mark International Childhood Cancer Day, This Is MedTech decided ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 13th January 2021

Secondary breast cancer: a new way of living

Jo Taylor’s situation is something of a double-edged sword. She relies on continuous treatment for secondary breast cancer to maintain a good quality of life, but she doesn’t want that treatment to take over her life. “I was ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 4th January 2021

Standing strong with Paget’s disease

Simon Leigh had nearly recovered from ankle surgery when he started experiencing intense pain and swelling on the same leg. X-rays and scans led his doctors to an unexpected diagnosis and a little-used medical procedure. “Investigative X-rays showed abnormal bone ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 6th October 2020

When medtech gives you good news

To shine a light on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Karen Finn shares her story about the importance of breast screening. Last year, I was having some pain in my left breast and it felt like there were some physical changes, ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 14th September 2020

Keeping your heart in the game

When Dan Gay found out that he had a faulty heart valve, he faced the biggest challenge of his life: giving up basketball. The professional basketball player was competing at the World Championships when he collapsed on the court. “They ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 3rd September 2020

Racing towards the gold

“I was fully able-bodied until I was eight. Then one day I woke up and couldn’t walk,” says British Paralympic wheelchair racer Nathan Maguire. It took about two weeks before doctors could confirm that Nathan had transverse myelitis, an ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 27th July 2020

Getting educated about Hepatitis C

When Ronni Marks found out she had Hepatitis C in 1996, there were no patient support groups and the internet was in its infancy. In other words, information was scarce. “My mother was having knee surgery and I went to donate ...

by Karen Finn