Kantar Health Blog

  • Can you hear the patients’ voices?

    by Lynnette Cooke | Feb 23, 2016
    Lynnette Cooke
    Rare disease patients exemplify the idea of patient empowerment. These patients (and their caregivers) have to make themselves experts in their condition due to fewer medical professionals having experience in a particular disease and a general lack of available information.
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  • Time Deficits and Silent Killers

    by Lynnette Cooke | May 13, 2015
    Lynnette Cooke
    We’ve all heard hypertension called “the silent killer”: it’s largely asymptomatic but increases the risk of serious and sometimes fatal conditions such as heart attack and stroke. Making lifestyle changes can significantly lower our blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease, but all too often we find ourselves in a time crunch where our health takes a backseat to other obligations.
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  • Lynnette Cooke
    Like a lot of women, I'm acting as my family's Chief Medical Officer.
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  • Empowering Children to Become Community Leaders

    by Lynnette Cooke | May 29, 2014
    Lynnette Cooke
    Transforming a community’s culture takes time and patience, especially when the community is spread out over many miles of rough terrain. But all you need are a few champions to create some momentum.
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  • Creating Brighter Futures

    by Lynnette Cooke | May 22, 2014
    Lynnette Cooke
    When you land in La Paz, Bolivia, the world’s highest airport, climbing a short flight of stairs can cause shortness of breath. But when you see how a very young girl can be robbed of her childhood due to sexual abuse, the discomfort of altitude sickness suddenly is trivial.
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