Thursday, April 10, 2008

Adenoid cystic carcinoma in the news

Kaiser patient gets surprise up-front charge
http://cbs5.com/wrapper_consumer/seenon/kaiser.MRI.deductable.2.695207.html
story also posted in this blog: http://penpressclub.org/2008/04/journalist-loses-job-then-has-to-fight
Check with your health care providers, especially before that next MRI - more and more of them are charging the copay/patient portion of the fee to you up-front. If you know it ahead of time, you might be able to work out a billing agreement with them, rather than having the office staff surprise you by asking for the money at time of service.

They will race to help a friend
http://www.masslive.com/wells/republican/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/120783167642710.xml&coll=1
This is the second race for the Physican Assistant Student Organization at Springfield (Mass.) College. Here is the website for the race: http://race-for-research.com/default.aspx . I posted about their first race last year: http://cheekylibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/04/racing-for-cure-in-massachusetts.html

Family raises money for rare cancer in their mother's memory
http://www.clickondetroit.com/health/15829660/detail.html
This is another story on the upcoming fundraiser for the Live Like Andi Foundation http://www.livelikeandi.org/, in memory of Andi O'Connell. A quote from Micheal O'Connell: "There are thousands of people out there like her that endure this and fight these cancers and diseases every day, and those people need to be celebrated." It is my honor to keep mentioning fellow ACC folks (or AdCC, whichever acronym you use) in this blog, to make sure they and their lives are celebrated.

1 comment:

Mike O'Connell said...

Thanks for all of the great blog support. The Live Like Andi Foundation Run/Walk for ACC Research was a huge success! We had 900 participants and raised over $75,000 for ACC reaseach. We donated $25,000 of our proceeds to Marnie Kaufman at the ACC Research Foundation. Marnie attended the event on 4/12 and appeared on the Local NBC News with me. For more Visit www.livelikeandi.com or www.sadlershots.com to view photos. Thanks Mike O'Connell mikeoc@michmechinsulation.com

 
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