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Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Librarian and Writer

IMHO: It's Time To Take Back The News Media

A recent news account demonstrates why stigma is alive and well.  The endless reporting on psychotic killers does nothing to prevent these tragedies from happening.  Instead, it gets the public riled up over the safety of our citizens.  Unfortunately, the threat of ongoing violence lingers.

 

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posted 10/18/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

RA and Preventative Health Screening: Breast Health and Mammograms

People who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have gaps in their primary health care. This disease takes up a lot of room and it can lead to both the individual and the doctors to have metaphorical blinders, focusing only on RA. It’s important to take care of the rest of your health, as well, to make sure you stay as healthy as... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

Chronic Skin Allergy to Metal Can Lead to Skin Cancer

We know that exposure to the sun can damage our skin and cause skin cancer. A recent study also showed that chronic skin allergy to metals in orthopedic implants can also lead to skin cancer.  


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posted 10/15/2014, 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