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 9th June 2016

When blood donation gets personal

Natasha Louise Penney had always been aware of blood donation. But when her 18-month-old son was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer, it took on a whole new meaning. Suddenly, all those “give blood” campaigns, which many of ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 26th May 2016

This MS patient welcomes an uphill climb

Avid mountaineer Ginty Telfer-Wilkes refuses to let multiple sclerosis get in the way of her sky-high pursuits. Since being diagnosed with the neurological condition last year, Ginty has made it her personal mission to show the world that people with ...

by Karen Finn

Family 10th May 2016

When your immune system turns on you

When Anne Charlet’s teenage daughter complained of extreme fatigue, she thought it was just end-of-school year tiredness or anaemia. But a precautionary blood test that revealed an unusually low platelet count led to a completely unexpected diagnosis several months ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 2nd May 2016

Knocking asthma out of the ring

Usually people don’t associate asthma with professional athletes, but 11-year-old kickboxing champion Nathan Kelly, aka Nate the Great, smashes that stereotype to pieces. Asthma is a condition that causes the air passages leading to and from the lungs to ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 28th April 2016

Telling the kids you’ve got cancer

What happens when you’re a parent and you get a cancer diagnosis? Explaining it to the kids will probably be the hardest part of the journey. That was certainly the case for Katherine Simpson-Jacobs, who had to come to ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 20th April 2016

Karl: 1 – Crohn’s: 0

It’s been an uphill struggle, but sports enthusiast Karl Tucker refuses to let Inflammatory Bowel Disease take over his life. He’s come a long way since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease two years ago, when “there were ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 9th March 2016

A shout out to kids & their kidneys

Not many kids will know that today is World Kidney Day, but Lily Letchford does. She’s been raising funds for research into children’s kidney disease since she was six. “World Kidney Day supports those with kidney problems like ...

by Karen Finn

Family 7th March 2016

Saving babies in the womb

Doctors gave Hope Rollings a 10-20% chance of survival even before she was born. Today, the lively toddler is about to celebrate her 3rd birthday, thanks to life-saving surgery she had while still in the womb. At her 20-week scan, ...

by Karen Finn

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