Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Sporadic and Familial Hemiplegic Migraine - The Basics

To understand Hemiplegic Migraine, we have to understand that Migraine attacks are episodic manifestations of a genetic neurological disease.... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

What You Need to Know about RA and Vaccinations

People who live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population. This is partly due to the fact that many of us take immunosuppressant medications, such as methotrexate and the... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
Britt J Johnson

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A 29 year old chronicling the absurdity of living with arthritis!

Approaching Motherhood with RA, My Way

I have chosen never to get pregnant.

 

That statement seems to make mothers and doctors alike uncomfortable, like I am living in denial.

 

Mothers fear for my inner mother.  They know the intense joy they experienced when carrying their babies, when holding them for the first time, and can’t... Read moreChevron

Ask the Clinician

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Hospital said son's constant headache would go away in 14 days?

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My son has had a constant headache.  After two hospitals, he was told he has an untreatable... Read moreChevron

Cyndi Jordan

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Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Migraine and Our Hypersensitive Brains

In checking out what was happening in the “migraine world,” I came across a tweet by Dr. Todd Schwedt of Mayo Clinic, Arizona, in which he mentioned his upcoming lecture to physicians at the University of Washington on migraineurs and the hypersensitive brain. Those last two words leaped from the page, as they were ones that I could... Read moreChevron