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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Getting Pregnant When You Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the number one cause of infertility in women. Your ovaries have small, fluid-filled sacs which hold eggs. When the egg matures, the sac, or cyst, breaks open and the egg is released and travels to the uterus. If you have PCOS, the sac does not open, instead remaining in the ovary as a cyst. Without ovulation,... Read moreChevron
posted 04/22/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

How To Keep Moving With RA, Even When You Don’t Want To

Because of defending my dissertation, moving to New York, and starting an intense academic program, one thing that got put totally on the back burner was exercise and staying active.   In Michigan, I was working out three times a week.  When I moved to New York, I worked out the same amount I would have in a month in Michigan, in four... Read moreChevron
posted 04/21/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

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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)|
Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Score One for Chronic Pain Patients!

Since the FDA approved Zohydro ER last October, there has been a storm of controversy. Zohydro ER is an extended-release version of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone.   On the Plus Side   Zohydro ER provides three potential benefits previously unavailable to pain patients in the U.S. It is the first single-entity form of... Read moreChevron
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)|

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