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Jennie Roe

Jennie Roe, Health Guide

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... Read moreChevron

Cancer Vixen

Cancer Vixen, Health Guide

Fashionista - Activista - Cartoonist

Early Detection of Breast Cancer is Key

In case you were asleep and not keeping up with the news, or just keeping tabs on the tabloids, The United States Preventive Services Task Force said Monday that women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, and that doctors should stop teaching women to examine their breasts on a regular... Read moreChevron

Maimah Karmo

Maimah Karmo, Health Guide

Tigerlily Foundation, President and Founder

Lombardi Cancer Center Releases Controversial Study

As a breast cancer survivor, the past three and a half years have been an amazing learning experience for me.  As powerful as my personal experience was, learning and becoming an educated advocate has also given me the opportunity to know when to speak up on an issue, and taught me the importance of weighing all aspects and facts before doing... Read moreChevron

Lila de Tantillo

Lila de Tantillo, Health Guide

Journalist, Caregiver

Taking Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)? Why Paxil and Other Antidepressants Could Pose a Problem


Tamoxifen (or nolvadex) is a drug commonly prescribed to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer, but a common side effect of the treatment is hot flashes. As a result, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - a class of... Read moreChevron

Mandy Crest

Mandy Crest, Health Guide


The "MS Hug" Demystified

Suddenly you feel an intense tightening around your chest, along with pain and a burning sensation. You clutch your chest, awash in fear.


If you have never had this experience before, you wonder... is this a heart attack... a Read moreChevron

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