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Kafi GrigsbyA collection of patient voices from around the web this week:

Regina Holliday is an artist, the widow of a cancer patient, and advocate for the integration of health information technology.' '  In her October 4th blog, she talks about a painting she's created at the request of e-Patients Connections' Kevin Kruse. The painting which illustrates the marriage of virtual communities like CaringBridge and Facebook is intended to convey the power of online social networks to support patients and caregivers during a time of medical crises.'  Regina's painting will be auctioned and its proceeds donated to her son's school.'  See the paintings and read her post here: ' http://tinyurl.com/25bsyr7

About.com: Patient Empowerment blogger, Trish Torrey, encourages patients to speak up and take an advocate to doctors' appointments.'  In her blog, Doctors Find Confession Is Good for the Soul - and Safety, Trisha reminds us that doctors make mistakes and some can be fatal.' '  Trisha sites examples of physician errors quoted in a recent edition of Reader's Digest.'  Here's her blog: http://tinyurl.com/2g7orbq

After 6 years of blogging on Diabetes Mine, Amy Tenderich, answers personal questions about her own experiences living with diabetes, her preferences for care and proudest accomplishments on behalf of people living with diabetes.'  Amy is most gratified by her annual DiabetesMine Design Challenge, a national campaign to encourage the development of new, portable, easy to use diabetic medical devices.

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