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 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

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

Cancer 4th February 2020

The miracle kidney cancer survivor

When Dave deBronkart had an x-ray for shoulder pain, he received some unexpected news. “The doctor said: ‘Your shoulder is going to be fine, but there’s something in your lung – we’re going to need to do a CT ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 3rd December 2019

“Disability is my superpower!”

Ami Ireland thought her hearing difficulties were just the remnants of a cold. At the time, she didn’t know this was the first in a series of symptoms that would leave her with permanent disabilities and change her life ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 20th November 2019

The truth about pancreatic cancer

When Catherine Wines lost her appetite, she knew something wasn’t right. “Besides my appetite loss, which was very unusual for me, my urine and stools weren’t normal, so I went to the doctor,” she tells This Is MedTech. “...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 11th September 2019

When sepsis strikes

Phil Crow went into hospital for a gallstone removal procedure expecting to be home the next day. Two months later he was still there, fighting for his life after complications led to sepsis. 'In July 2010 I was admitted to hospital ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 17th June 2019

Getting back in the game

Serbian tennis pro Nenad Zimonjić talks to MedTechWeek about the total hip replacement surgery that enabled him to continue his career. “It started at Wimbledon in 2009, when I was 33 and ranked number one in the world. After one of the ...

by Karen Finn