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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

Your Depression Survival Guide - Warning: Nothing is Fail-safe

A few days ago, I posted some thoughts on the suicide of Robin Williams. I did not speculate on any “what ifs.” Instead, I reflected on the intense psychic distress he had to have felt in those final hours. A pain so strong and deep that the unthinkable presented itself as the rational choice.   Many of us know exactly what that... Read moreChevron
Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

Don’t Forget to Check Your Scalp for Skin Cancer

When you do a self-skin check, do you include your scalp? If you are bald, you probably do. If not, the scalp is often a forgotten area. But skin cancer can, and does, develop on the scalp. The majority of cancers found on the head and neck are either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.   Even though melanoma is not as common... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

Goal Setting Part One: Setting a Goal

Along with biology: an underlying reason a lot of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia might not set goals is because their "pre-morbid" level of functioning wasn't high to begin with.   If you have little experience at social events, with "going for the gold" on a sports team or in another traditional arena like dating or relating, it... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/04/2014, 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