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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
Pam Flores

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

Dried Prunes are Great for Bone Health

Several years ago research was completed on the benefits of dried prunes and how they help slow bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.  In this study, patients were assigned to eat 100 grams (10 dried plums) or 75 grams of dried apples.  The plum arm of this study proved to have bone-protecting benefits where the apples did... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

Healthy Summer Recipes 2014

It's prime time for Greenmarkets like the one in Union Square in New York City and in areas in America within traveling distance of local farms.   I've decided to make the Healthy Recipes a yearly feature here at the schizophrenia community.   I recommend you buy or check out of the library a copy of The Organic Food Shopper's Guide by... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

What is One Food that Will Lower Cholesterol in Just 3 Weeks?

Do you have a guess?   The answer is beans!   More than one study has supported the effectiveness of dry beans to lower cholesterol levels. This past May 2014, a meta analysis released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed the results of twenty-six randomized controlled trials lasting at least three weeks in... Read moreChevron
posted 07/19/2014, comments (0)|

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