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.

In Your Head 12th October 2016

Switching on your eyesight

Rhian Lewis couldn’t believe it when doctors turned on her bionic eye for the first time. The 50-year-old from Wales has retinitis pigmentosa, a disease involving a faulty gene in which a person’s vision dims from the periphery ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 7th October 2016

Looking after your mental health

Wearing devices that monitor physical changes in our bodies has become the new norm. But what if this so-called ‘wearable technology’ could track our mental health, too? The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it may sound. Soon we’ll ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 27th September 2016

Spotted: young healthcare innovators!

Most of us have settled back into our school routines by now, but for today’s young medtech innovators, ‘school’ takes on a whole new meaning. Take medical device innovation student Tudor Besleaga, for example. As part of his PhD ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 22nd September 2016

Making the boat go faster

Earlier this month we watched in awe as Paralympians gathered in Rio to show the world what strength, determination and dedication look like in their purest form. We celebrated disability by focusing on ability. In particular, Great Britain’s Paralympics ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 20th September 2016

Singing to the tune of Alzheimer’s

Dealing with his dad’s decline into dementia hasn’t been easy for Simon McDermott, but regular ‘carpool karaoke’ has transformed 80-year-old Teddy back into his old self, at least for a while. Teddy’s worsening memory and increasing aggression ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 14th September 2016

“I felt that I had failed my child”

This is what Julia Seugling kept on telling herself after her baby had been delivered by emergency C-section at 28 weeks. It wasn’t exactly the blissful scenario that she had envisioned for the birth of her first child, but there ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 29th August 2016

Crossing mountains despite Parkinson’s

Tony Seidl was shocked when, at age 39, doctors diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. After all, isn’t it something people’s grandparents have? In fact, most of the one in 500 people who have Parkinson’s are over 50 but you ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 16th June 2016

How to mend a (real) broken heart

When a valve in Katja Jensen’s heart stopped working properly, doctors said surgery would be too risky. But doing nothing wasn’t an option, either. Katja found out that her aortic valve had narrowed to one-third of its normal ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 13th June 2016

Stopping seizures in their tracks

After enduring regular epileptic seizures and trying new treatments for nearly three decades, Hélène Gonnot was fed up. The epilepsy medication that she’d been taking since her teens wasn’t working and Hélène’s doctors ...

by Karen Finn

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