Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Health Guides

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Lisa’s Favorite MS Apps 2014 - Conferences, Social Media, MS Awareness

With so many people using smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, it is no wonder that there seems to be an “app” for just about anything and everything.   Applications come in many different form and serve a variety of purposes. Not only are there games galore (which are fun if you need to pass some time), there are apps... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

What Happens After a Stage 4 Melanoma Diagnosis?

If you have been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma, you are probably scared and confused. You might be worried about your family and what will happen to them if the disease continues to progress. You might be worried about medical bills or time you will lose from work. You might wonder what comes next. Talking to Your Doctor When your doctor... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Memory Box Valuable Tool for People with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s lose their short-term memory, progressively fading deeper and deeper into their cognitive past. While I’ve often written about the value of bringing old photos and other memorabilia along for visits to elderly loved ones, I don’t believe I’ve ever before suggested anything as self-contained as a... Read moreChevron
posted 09/12/2014, comments (0)|
Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

Little-Known Calcium-Rich Sources of Food

To maintain healthy bones you need to provide them with enough calcium along with other bone-friendly vitamins and minerals.  According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, you need to get 1,200 milligrams per day from all sources for women over 50; and men over the age of 50 should take 1,000 milligrams.  When calculating your... Read moreChevron
posted 09/11/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

September 2014: Chronic Pain Awareness Activities

September is Pain Awareness Month and a number of chronic pain organizations are sponsoring events and activities to help spread the word about chronic pain and the toll it takes on the lives of those who suffer with it.   There was a time – not too long ago – when people living with chronic pain were pretty much on their own.... Read moreChevron