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Health Guides

John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Is Your Phone Smart Enough to be Your Therapist?: A Speculative Glimpse into the Future

A few days ago, I attended a lecture presented by DBSA San Diego. The speaker was Colin Depp, a psychologist in the department of psychiatry at UCSD. The topic was the role of technology in mental health. A quick transcription of my notes … 


Based on 2013 data, 91 percent of Americans have cell phones, and 86... Read moreChevron

posted 08/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Being True to Yourself with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Photo credit: Sofia Kinachtchouk


Being true to yourself means to be yourself. To know who you are and act accordingly. That’s hard to do for... Read moreChevron

Nirah Johnson

Nirah Johnson, Health Guide

Public Health Social Worker devoted to improving community health and wellness

Natural Remedies For The Liver: Do They Work?

We've all wondered about natural remedies for the liver, but do they really work?


Our liver filters out and excretes toxins from our body. We often ask what we can take to improve... Read moreChevron

posted 08/19/2015, comments (0)|
Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Public Speaker

3 Ways Advocacy Will Change Your Life

Every other year, the National Psoriasis Foundation provides an Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership. I was nominated back in 2013, but did not win. This year, I was nominated again for the 2015 volunteer conference which was held in July. I didn’t know if I would win or not - I was up... Read moreChevron

posted 08/17/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Mental Health Activist

Halting Psychosis With Fish Oil Supplements

At least nine years ago I reported on a study that indicated taking fish oil
supplements can halt psychosis in individuals at risk of having a full-blown
episode. Now a current study confirms that participants who took a 12-week
course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements were much less likely than those who
did not take the... Read moreChevron