Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Breast Cancer Screening and RA Advocacy

RA can give you blinders. When you live with this disease, it can be difficult to look up and see more than the immediate issue of stiffness, pain, and treatment. This “diagnosis blindness” can also affect your medical team, leading to gaps in your care. This month on HealthCentral’s RA site, we’re focusing on issues... Read moreChevron

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Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

When Skin Lesions Have Pain or Itch

You know the warning signs of skin cancer. You know to use the ABCDE method to know whether a lesion should be looked at by your dermatologist. But do you also pay attention to whether there is pain and itching? According to... Read moreChevron

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Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

National Recovery Month 2014

As National Recovery Month draws to a close I wanted to review a critical book that I recommend all family members read along with Clean, the book I reviewed here last September.

 

Beyond... Read moreChevron

posted 09/29/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

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I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems,... Read moreChevron

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