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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Traveling with RA

Traveling can be an adventure, bringing you to new cities, new cultures, and new people. It expands your life, offers you the opportunity to widen your culinary horizons, and let’s not forget the masses of photos that can keep you company during rough times. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, RA will come along and can... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

The Power of Two: What Works for Creativity Also Works for Recovery

This is a piece about friendship. But it starts with a discussion on creativity. Bear with me ...   I’m half-way through Joshua Shenk’s latest book, The Power of Two, which explodes the myth of the solitary creative genius. Instead, Mr Shenk makes the case for what happens when two simpatico people with complementary skill-sets... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine, Oral Triptans and Nausea - Are the Triptans Contributing?

When we have a migraine, we need our medications to work. We need them to work consistently and as quickly as possible. Researchers are finding, however, that if we're nauseous when we take oral triptans (medications such as Imitrex (sumatriptan), Maxalt (rizatriptan), Zomig (zolmitriptan), etc.), we may not achieve the relief we need. One ... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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Daily Hassles May Shorten Older Men's Lives

Whether stress can be the death of us has always been something of a moot point. We’ve known for some time that it’s the drip-drip effect of daily hassles that really wear us down, but the effect of long-term patterns of different types of stress is unclear. Research from Oregon State University now suggests older men under stress are... Read moreChevron
posted 09/14/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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Orientation: its Contribution to a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

When you suspect someone may have Alzheimer’s disease, or another type of dementia, their doctor will carry out a number of tests. One of these tests is a mental state exam and cognitive tests and they include questions to assess if they are orientated in time, place and person.   The doctor will sometimes refer to this aspect of... Read moreChevron

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