Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Freelance health writer

Acral Melanoma Not Caused By Sun Exposure

Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rare form of skin cancer. It accounts for only two or three percent of all melanomas. It appears on the palms, soles of the feet, toes or fingers. It usually appears as a flat discoloration but as the cancer progresses it becomes thicker. It follows the ABCDE rule of cancer: asymmetry, border irregularity,... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness

Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it affect your life, your work, and your relationships? Are you coping well? Do the people in your life understand what you’re going through?   September is Pain Awareness Month. It gives all of us who live with chronic pain the opportunity to show the rest of... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Tramadol Now a Schedule IV Drug

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially designated tramadol as a Schedule IV substance under the Controlled Substance Act, effective August 18, 2014. On the federal level, until this action, tramadol was an unscheduled prescription medication. However, a number of states had already proactively reclassified it as a controlled... Read moreChevron
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

People with Down Syndrome Heroes for Alzheimer’s Research

People with Down syndrome have become one of our most important groups of volunteers for Alzheimer’s testing. Fortunately, many are more than willing to give their time and undergo some medical procedures in order to help others.   Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. The genes on this chromosome... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Hot Topics and MS Research News for August 2014

Decreased sense of smell can be associated with greater disability in MS. Change in the ability to smell (i.e. olfactory function) is a less common symptom of MS.  It is one that has been detected in all forms of MS, but may be more common in primary progression MS according to Schmidt et al. (2012) who found olfactory dysfunction in... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|

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