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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Love and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Love. It is an integral part of February. Based on store decorations, the celebration of Valentine’s Day has now been extended all the way to the day after New Year’s. Everything is decorated with hearts in pink and red and boxes of chocolates try to entice you away from your healthy eating resolutions. But love is so much more than... Read moreChevron

posted 02/01/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Reporting Live From My Depression

I will keep this brief. The last three days have been rough. I have been weathering a fierce depression. My way of dealing with it has been to submit, to burrow under the covers and let it wash over me until it loses its force. 


In a day or two, I expect to gain the upper hand, but I’m not there... Read moreChevron

Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

Recovery Options: Tax-Free Savings Accounts

President Barack Obama signed into law the Achieving A Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act. The law allows individuals with mental illnesses whose onset of disability occurred before age 26 to fund a tax-free savings account with up to $14,000/year up to a total of $100,000. The money in the account can be used to pay for qualified expenses... Read moreChevron

posted 01/18/2015, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

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