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PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Considering Breast Reconstruction? I’m Glad I Did It, and Here’s Why

Are you having difficulty making up your mind about whether to have your surgeon build you a new breast, post-mastectomy? Perhaps my experience will help you come to a decision.   A dozen years ago, after being scheduled for a mastectomy to remove my right breast, I was asked if I wanted to consider breast reconstruction.... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia Symptoms: Anosognosia

This SharePost inaugurates a new series with a focus on schizophrenia symptoms.   Here I will give a detailed analysis of anosognosia, or the lack of awareness that you have an illness (also observed in stroke victims and in bipolar.)  It's one of the hidden symptoms not often talked about, yet is a real symptom, frequently more... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Do’s and Don’ts to Managing the Skin Reactions to Topical Chemotherapy

Topical chemotherapy is a targeted treatment. It is applied directly to the affected area and side effects are much less severe than traditional chemotherapy. As the topical chemotherapy kills cancer cells, it can also damage surrounding cells, which causes the side effects, such as redness, rash, itching or pain. If you experience side... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

Bone-Building Calcium From Nuts and Seeds

If you have bone loss you’ll probably look for sources of calcium through your daily diet, since getting calcium this way has fewer side effects.  We’re often reminded to include dairy as a source of calcium, but what if you can’t eat dairy products?  You’ll have to find alternate foods to supply this important... Read moreChevron

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