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.

Family 16th November 2021

Our twins’ early birth was completely unexpected

Professional singer Ruth Kiang was working shortly before her labour started. Just a few hours later, Emily and Alice were born. “My pregnancy was very straightforward and as twin pregnancies go, very easy. I was feeling well throughout and there ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 20th October 2021

Rebuilding her backbone and her life

Karen Faulkner was shocked when a spinal fracture led to a surprise osteoporosis diagnosis. Having always led a healthy and active lifestyle, at 60 years old she assumed that her risk of developing osteoporosis was very low. “I couldn’t believe ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 28th September 2021

Two heart surgeries and unstoppable

Fitness enthusiast Robyn Cairney was shocked when a cough during exercise led doctors to discover a serious heart condition at age 17. “I was doing some fitness tests at college and after the mile run, I was coughing. It was something ...

by Karen Finn

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

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