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A Patient’s Perspective

Doctors have come a long way in treating breast cancer, but when Carlette Allen received her diagnosis in late 2009, she didn’t know that. “I was certain I was going to die,” says the 57-year-old Severna Park resident. “I had never known anyone who had survived breast cancer.” “I was[...]


AAMC Staff Find “True Joy” In Uganda

Jessie Paltell, RN, Becca Burnett, BSN, RN, and Steve Roy, patient care technician, recently returned from Uganda, where they volunteered their time as medical professionals with a church group. The village where we pitched our tents for the work week was in the Kole District of Northern Uganda. During our[...]

  1. Sue: Awesome story . Thanks for sharing. I always wanted to do this sort of thing and hope to one. day.…

  2. Trish DeMuth, RN: How fabulous to do such a mission trip =- it will change your life forever and give you stories to…

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Supporting Stroke Patients From Their Perspective

Nine years after a stroke left Judy Crane with such severe speech deficits that she had difficulty being understood, the 56-year-old Millersville resident has become an articulate and outspoken advocate for stroke patients. One of 90 patient advisors at AAMC, Judy sits on the stroke advisory committee and the patient advisory[...]

  1. Anne: My brother had a stroke in Connecticut in September and getting rehab at a center. Was wondering if you know…