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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Pushing Your Boundaries with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pace yourself. Work within your limits. Be careful.

 

These are all terms that we are used to hearing. And they’re very sensible — pushing past your boundaries when you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can result in a flare. But we were wondering whether being careful also affects your sense of adventure? Does... Read moreChevron

posted 08/03/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

"Normal" - How Familiar With It Are You?

As many of you following this blog know, I am working on a series of short books on bipolar. The first one focuses on our moods. One of the things that jumped out and hit me is the attention I am giving to “normal.”

 

“Normal” has a number of meanings. Let’s explore... Read moreChevron

Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Mental Health Activist

5 Thoughts on Schizophrenia Medication Reduction

A recent study indicated that lowering the dose of risperidone or olanzapine in schizophrenia patients 50 years old or older can be effective as a measure to try to ward off extrapyramidal symptoms or other symptoms like weight gain.

 

One caveat: the follow-up was three to six months after the study. In that time frame most... Read moreChevron

posted 07/26/2015, comments (0)|
Nirah Johnson

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Public Health Social Worker devoted to improving community health and wellness

African American Hep C Action Day is July 25th: Get Screened, Get Into Care!

July 25th is the 3rd Annual National African American Hep C Action Day.

 

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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)|