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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

To My Mom

Fifty-nine years ago today, I came home from school. It was my special day. I had turned six. I entered the living room. My eyes bugged open ...

 

A pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey was draped over the back of the couch. I turned to my left, through the opening to the kitchen. An orange crepe tablecloth draped... Read moreChevron

Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Librarian and Writer

Healthy Autumn Recipes 2014

This season's recipes are easy to make and one of them takes only 25 minutes total in a hot oven.  I like the fall because winter squash are in season and these vegetables are some of the tastiest and healthful options.  You might as I do be able to make a meal solely out of one of these recipes.  If you're at home in the daytime... Read moreChevron

posted 10/21/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

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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,... Read moreChevron