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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Juvenile Arthritis Then and Now and an Interview with Dr. B

As this July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with JA. There are many forms of juvenile arthritis (JA) and they affect different parts of the body. I was diagnosed... Read moreChevron
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PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Eating Right: 10 Foods for Healthy Breasts

When you think breast health, you probably think avoiding breast cancer. But there’s more to healthy breasts than simply protecting yourself from cancer. Check out these foods that not only cut your cancer risk, but also build muscle, and help keep your weight down – both key goals for healthy, younger-looking... Read moreChevron
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

The Wrong Trend: Too Many IBC Patients Not Receiving the Best Treatments

I was stunned to read that death rates from inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) may be rising because some doctors are not following the standard protocol for treatment.   Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive disease.  The survival rate for patients who receive just a mastectomy is so dismal that there was a time when IBC patients... Read moreChevron
Laura Zigman

Laura Zigman, Health Guide

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Author of Piece of Work

"You Should Apologize For Saying You Had Cancer (Because The NYTs Says It Probably Wasn't Cancer)"

  There was a piece recently in the New York Times about cancer. This, in and of itself, isn't unusual, since there are many pieces in the New York Times about cancer. What was unusual was what the piece suggested: Cancer should be renamed. Some cancers aren't really cancer, even though they're still called... Read moreChevron
Jennie Roe

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I'm in my 50s and still learning how to manage RA following my diagnosis in June 2010.

Adapting to Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

As I stand amidst the chaos of moving boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape, preparing for the imminent move from the home I love, I can't help musing over how much my life has changed in the last year since I was diagnosed with RA.   We bought this home a little over three years ago ... our own little piece of Heaven on Earth, in a small rural... Read moreChevron

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