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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Which Antidepressant is Right for You? Short Answer: It's Still a Crap-Shoot

There are more than two dozen FDA-approved antidepressants out there. How can you determine which one is the best for you? This is the question posed by Steve Blatt MD in an article in Psychiatric Times, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.   Dr Blatt’s short answer: We have no idea. Finding the right antidepressant... Read moreChevron
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Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Pro

Chartered Psychologist

Encouraging Someone to Seek Help for Depression

Let’s start from a point where you’ve been supporting a loved one who is depressed. You’ve noticed things aren’t getting better and in fact may be worsening. You’ve been waiting for that moment when they say, “I think I’d better see a doctor” but it hasn’t come.   You know, and they... Read moreChevron
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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

A gadfly who's my new hero

I think I have found a new hero. I stumbled across a recent thought-provoking article, The epidemic of pre-diabetes: the medicine and the politics and had to admit that the author presents some cogent (and sometimes biting) arguments against the value of the concept of pre-diabetes.   Then I looked around for more information on the... Read moreChevron

Coping with the Stigma of RA

We have all worked with people who have required surgery to replace a knee or remove a body part that was no longer working as it should.  We have worked with people who have been hospitalized with pneumonia.  We have worked with people who have battled cancer.   What do all of these situations have in common?  People are... Read moreChevron
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


Caregiving for Beginners

Becoming a caregiver to a family member with Alzheimer’s disease can at first seem daunting. You will have recognised that your new role is one that supports your loved one so that they can live as independent and as fulfilled a life as possible. Your job will be to make up for the deficits caused by the disease.   Your Caregiving Role... Read moreChevron

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