Nancy Oster

Nancy Oster is a medical writer, health care activist, Internet expert, and educator. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has written several articles for medical and health care journals. Recently, Nancy was honored in the U.S. House of Representatives for her role as the founding president of the Breast Resource Center of Santa Barbara. Nancy is also one of the founders of the South Coast Telecommunications Alliance, a forum for networking and information sharing on the central coast of California. Nancy has long been active in support of open and free information and access to health care and health information. When Nancy is not writing, she is busy preparing gourmet meals, practicing yoga, creating numerous Web sites, gardening, working on a designer quilt with friends, or traveling with her husband, Dave. Nancy and Dave have two grown children and two very active puppies. Nancy and Dave live in Santa Barbara, California. Nancy, Lucy and Darol teach an Internet Health Information course for the Santa Barbara Community College Adult Education program. They've been teaching the class for several years and have taken the class as far as the First World Conference on Breast Cancer in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and to other communities in California.

Making Informed Medical Decisions Making Informed Medical Decisions
by Lucy Thomas, Nancy Oster, Darol Joseff, MD
July 2000
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