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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Protecting Your Kidneys with Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of developing kidney disease. It is one of the facts about RA which reminds you that this is a serious illness.

 

What do kidneys do?

You have two kidneys,... Read moreChevron

posted 07/06/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

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Mental Health Activist

3 Questions African Americans Can Ask Mental Health Providers

Ever since I started out as a mental health activist in 2002: I've been aware there's a bias towards overdiagnosing African Americans with schizophrenia as opposed to bipolar. Research carried out as early as 1997 confimed this.

Perhaps you can relate: you're wary of mental health providers today because of the historical treatment... Read moreChevron

posted 07/05/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Author and Advocate

Anger: Part of Bipolar or Not?

My blogging comrade-in-arms Natasha Tracy just posted a piece on anger. I have written on the topic before, but nothing, I recall, for HealthCentral. Let’s amend that right now …

 

Tracy starts off... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Public Speaker

Psoriasis Treatment: One Man’s Journey with Clinical Trials

Psoriasis Treatment: One Man’s Journey with Clinical Trials


Justin’s Story

Justin Womack always had a few psoriasis spots on his body here and there, but with the traumatic death of his grandmother, the disease went full force - from a few spots... Read moreChevron

posted 05/26/2015, 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