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.

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

Getting Checked 6th July 2020

Getting through COVID-19

It seems that everyone has felt the effects of coronavirus to a degree. But some people like Steve Radigan, who shares his story with This Is MedTech, have been impacted more than others. “My initial symptom was an infrequent dry ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 29th June 2020

She is undefeatable

“I didn't actually realise I had a health problem until I was about seven years old, when my mum told me I had to have an operation on my heart,” says Simone Gomes. This was devastating and confusing. “Even though ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 11th June 2020

Freedom in a wheelchair

Paralympic wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft wasn’t expected to survive birth, let alone become a top professional athlete. “I had two cardiac arrests within my first 24 hours of life,” the 27-year-old Brit tells This Is MedTech. Doctors managed to resuscitate ...

by Karen Finn

Family 18th March 2020

Supporting premature babies & their parents

Scottish Member of Parliament David Linden has experienced twice what it’s like to have a child born prematurely. “It’s an incredibly traumatic experience,” he tells This Is MedTech. Although both of David’s children arrived six weeks early, ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 5th March 2020

A lesson on resilience

Mike Rolls says his golf game is stronger as a bilateral amputee than it ever was when he had both his legs. The 37-year-old Australian has come a long way since a deadly infection called meningococcal septicaemia changed the trajectory ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 20th February 2020

Making peace with early menopause

Migraines. Depression. Hot flushes. At 41, Tally Hatzakis didn’t know what was going on. She certainly didn’t suspect it could be the menopause. “Looking back, I think it all started with migraines,” Tally tells This Is MedTech. “I had ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 17th February 2020

A heart attack and a new lease of life

Pádraig Ó Céidigh had recently been given a clean bill of health and led a healthy lifestyle, so when he began experiencing chest pain, ‘heart attack’ didn’t even enter his thoughts. “I’d gone to the gym at ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 9th February 2020

My epilepsy has never held me back

World Champion hurdler Dai Greene has lived with epilepsy since he was 16. To raise awareness on International Epilepsy Day, the Welsh athlete shares his story with This Is MedTech. “I’d been at a New Year’s Eve party and ...

by Karen Finn