In medical science as well as advocacy, the anecdotal has its limits as evidence. But nothing illustrates the complexity, headaches, and heartaches of modern health care like real people’s stories, such as these recommended reads:
- Why did a dad get a $629 hospital bill when emergency room doctors took just minutes to look at his 1-year-old daughter’s finger, decided a clipped nail posed no great risk, washed a cut, and put a bandage on?
- What’s it like to go into the hospital for a routine surgery to remove a skin growth only to develop a major post-operative infection?
- What sad turn happened to a sweet little boy spent two years growing his hair out so it could be cut off and donated to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy?
- What reverses can occur when parents prepare for the worse when dealing with their boy and cancer?
- How does a family cope with a son’s addiction to one of the newer, more powerful, and dangerous opioid painkillers?