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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Making Plans for the Future with RA

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”

 

That’s a line from a terrific song by a group called Timbuk 3. What’s not so terrific is that many people with RA feel that it doesn’t apply to them. How can you plan for... Read moreChevron

Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia News: December 2014

Individuals diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia are at increased risk of testing HIV positive because of their risky sexual behavior, according to research. In a study, 48.5 percent of those with at least one mental illness had tested positive for HIV.  Only 35 percent of those without a mental illness tested... Read moreChevron

posted 12/16/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

Your Holiday Season Survival Reminder

 

In case you’re wondering, that’s a Christmas tree I put up. The holiday season is the most difficult time of year for me. Last year, in the wake of a personal loss, it was a total... Read moreChevron

posted 12/15/2014, 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