In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, I would like to introduce you to Mischelle Jackson. Mischelle is living with RA, Diabetes, Ankylosising Spondylarthropathy, Psoriatic Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome. Mischelle is an RN. She has taught me a lot of things over the course of our friendship. Some of those things came from her medical... Read more
In a series of articles written throughout the 1850s, Dr. Henry Hyde Salter, himself an asthmatic, wrote a series of articles about asthma that were published in the book "On Asthma: It's Pathology and Treatment." In this book he wrote that "Asthma essentially a nervous disease."
He offered the following proof:
Many patients... Read more
My Bariatric Life on Health Central has the largest collection of original content that teaches, through her real life experience, how to be successful after weight loss surgery. She also offers great information for those considering weight loss surgery.
I was engrosses in an exhibit today at the Children’s Museum about discrimination. It featured the stories three children who were victims of discrimination. Ann Frank was the victim of religious discrimination as a Jew in Nazi Germany. Ruby Bridges suffered racial discrimination as the first black child to attend... Read more
Healthcare expenses in the United States have escalated in recent years. Insurance premiums, copays and deductibles have taken a huge bite out of the pockets of consumers. The cost of medications has proportionately soared despite the economic downturn.
As an asthma care provider, I know the importance of reminding my patients to continue to take... Read more
Taking a trip when you have a debilitating chronic illness like COPD can be challenging, but with a little planning and preparation, it CAN be done successfully. You and/or any caregivers can use these tips to make the whole process go more smoothly.
1. First off, be sure you discuss your plans with your doctor. Your doctor can make sure... Read more