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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

What You Need to Know about RA and Vaccinations

People who live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population. This is partly due to the fact that many of us take immunosuppressant medications, such as methotrexate and the... Read moreChevron

PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Early Detection Saves Lives: Do You Have a Plan?

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with early breast cancer is upwards of 99%. How can you ensure you’ll find any potential breast cancer early, before it spreads? Make an early detection plan, and stick with it.  

 

Breast cancer. It’s the disease... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

“Together We Are Stronger than the Disease”: A Major Report on Metastatic Breast Cancer

In December 1997, I visited with my aunt, a seven-year breast cancer survivor.  In March of 1998, she died from breast cancer that had spread throughout her body.  I traveled to her funeral, delaying my own appointment with a breast surgeon who was treating me for an apparent infection.  Returning... Read moreChevron

Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

New Drug - Odanacatib - For the Treatment of Osteoporosis

At one time, bisphosphonates were the gold standard for osteoporosis treatment, but these medications come with a lot of restrictions and gastrointestinal and esophageal issues that some people just can’t handle due to the damage they can cause.  In addition to these side effects are the more serious ones like renal damage and... Read moreChevron

posted 10/08/2014, comments (0)|