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Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

13 Tips for Helping Your Child with Autism Prepare for Back to School

It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about back-to-school. But August is upon us and that means, in a few short weeks, children all over the country will be getting up early, climbing on buses and heading back to school. For children with autism, this transition can be rough. You can make it easier by preparing ahead of... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Juvenile Arthritis Then and Now and an Interview with Dr. B

As this July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with JA. There are many forms of juvenile arthritis (JA) and they affect different parts of the body. I was diagnosed... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia News: July 2014

The biological root of schizophrenia is becoming clearer.   Researchers have found this illness is linked to 108 genes.  They used 80,000 genetic samples and it took seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world.  The researchers were part of the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Author and Advocate

Which Antidepressant is Right for You? Short Answer: It's Still a Crap-Shoot

There are more than two dozen FDA-approved antidepressants out there. How can you determine which one is the best for you? This is the question posed by Steve Blatt MD in an article in Psychiatric Times, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.   Dr Blatt’s short answer: We have no idea. Finding the right antidepressant... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, 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, either.   Another... Read moreChevron

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