Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Health Guides

Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Do’s and Don’ts to Managing the Skin Reactions to Topical Chemotherapy

Topical chemotherapy is a targeted treatment. It is applied directly to the affected area and side effects are much less severe than traditional chemotherapy. As the topical chemotherapy kills cancer cells, it can also damage surrounding cells, which causes the side effects, such as redness, rash, itching or pain. If you experience side... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

The Dating Game: The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat

Time for some comic relief. In the novel I’m working on, one of my characters insists that our only purpose in life is to make God laugh. God, in effect, sees the banana peel we are about to slip on. My past week is a case in point ...   In February, with great trepidation, I returned to online dating. A very happy relationship I had... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Tests – What Do They Mean?

RF. ESR. Anti-CCP. ANA. CPR. No, these aren’t codes used by secret agents to communicate their missions. They’re names of blood tests used in diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. When you’re new to this disease, they can seem as mysterious and impenetrable as a secret language. What do they measure? What do the numbers... Read moreChevron
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Librarian and Writer

Ashley Smith Interview Continued

      This is the second part of the interview with Ashley Smith, fearless recovery blogger and all-around wonderful person.  At the end of the interview I will provide a link to where you can buy her first book.   CB: How long have you kept the blog and what is your goal in publishing What's On My Mind?  How has... Read moreChevron
posted 04/02/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

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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, either.   Another... Read moreChevron