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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide


Skin Cancer and Working Outdoors

Whenever you hear the words skin cancer, you hear about sunscreen, protective clothing and staying out of the sun during the hours between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. These are the recommended ways to protect yourself from the dangerous rays of the sun. But what happens when you work outdoors? When your job requires you to be out in the sun for hours... Read moreChevron
posted 04/23/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Using Our Creativity in Our Recovery: A Funny Thing Happened After I Said "Yes"

I’ve posted many times here on the topic of creativity. A number of leading mental health experts have explored the bipolar connection, most notably Kay Jamison and Nancy Andreasen.   Most of us would agree that having bipolar is one very high price to pay for artistic and other gifts. Indeed, a good many of us would gladly return the... Read moreChevron
posted 04/22/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia Symptoms: Anosognosia

This SharePost inaugurates a new series with a focus on schizophrenia symptoms.   Here I will give a detailed analysis of anosognosia, or the lack of awareness that you have an illness (also observed in stroke victims and in bipolar.)  It's one of the hidden symptoms not often talked about, yet is a real symptom, frequently more... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

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

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