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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Telling Their Story: Women In Pain Survey

Eighty percent of women with chronic pain believe they have been discriminated against in the healthcare system. Eighty-four percent feel that doctors treat them differently because they’re women. Sixty-five percent feel that them being a woman caused doctors take their pain less seriously.

 

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posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Diabetes Ain't Funny

Yesterday's comic strips included a cartoon that had an unexpected punch line. I've been thinking it over, and think that there's a point made in the comic that's not funny, but probably worthy of discussion.

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Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Guide

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Negativity Bias and Anxiety

Imagine a situation where we are given one positive piece of information about a person and another that is negative. Which do you suppose we give more weight to? Here’s an example. Your boss praises you for a piece of work you’ve just undertaken and then looks at you in a way that appears critical. Well all the evidence suggests... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro

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New Test 100% Accurate in Predicting Alzheimer's 10 Years Ahead of Existing Tests

It’s still in the early stages of development but a new blood spot test offers the possibility of a 10 Year head start on diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The research findings, presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington this month, could detect the disease way ahead of any other existing clinical diagnostic... Read moreChevron

Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Pro

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Chartered Psychologist

Suicide: The Risks and the Signs

You hear it so many times: they knew the person was feeling troubled or upset but they never realized it was that bad, certainly not bad enough to commit suicide; it’s a shock to everyone. For most of us suicide is well outside our sphere of knowledge or understanding. When it touches lives it is almost inevitably followed by guilt. With... Read moreChevron

posted 11/20/2014, comments (0)|

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