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Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro

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Cold Sores and Alzheimer's - The Connection

This month various news outlets have been trumpeting the announcement of an increased risk of dementia if you’re prone to cold sores. Like so many news announcements that sensationalize information the revelations to come out of Umea University in Sweden actually follow a track of research that has been going on for the past 25 years or... Read moreChevron

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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How A Sense of Personal Control Reduces Stress

Tolerance of stress varies from person to person but a great deal depends on the nature of stress and the circumstances at the time. At times of vulnerability it is often the fear of losing control that can trigger a stress reaction. The biggest areas in this regard tend to fall into one of four categories: relationships, work and money,... Read moreChevron

posted 10/27/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

To My Mom

Fifty-nine years ago today, I came home from school. It was my special day. I had turned six. I entered the living room. My eyes bugged open ...

 

A pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey was draped over the back of the couch. I turned to my left, through the opening to the kitchen. An orange crepe tablecloth draped... Read moreChevron