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Anne Windermere

Patient Advocate

These articles were written by a longtime HealthCentral community member who shared valuable insights from her experience living with multiple chronic health conditions. She used the pen name "Merely Me."

Latest by Anne Windermere

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Should You Try the GFCF (Gluten-Free CaseinFfree) Diet?

The gluten-free casein-free diet has reached the mainstream as a treatment for autism and ADHD as more and more food stores carry these products.

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What It's Like Living with Multiple Sclerosis

I met Joan on-line through her blog some months before I was officially diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Joan is an excellent resource and support to anyone who has been told that they have this disease. She has been living with MS now for 22 years ...

The Neurological Exam: What do they do?

What Happens During a Neurological Exam

So what does happen when you go to see a neurologist and they do an exam? I do think the procedure differs from doctor to doctor and depending upon what they are looking for. When I see my neurologist, the exam does not take that long. But for someon...

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10 Signs You May Be in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

When I was fifteen years old I met my first boyfriend. He was the class clown and had the ability to make anyone laugh. He was extroverted and charmed everyone who met him including me. What the world didn’t get to see is that he was also emotionally ...

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PTSD and Sexual Abuse: A Survivor's Story

My palms are sweating, my heart is beginning to pound, and I am already near tears. I have just written my first sentence and I am already having an emotionally difficult time in writing this post. I feel the subject is so important that I am willing ...

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A Buddhist Perspective on Mental Health and Depression

I had the unique honor to interview a friend of mine, Jason Henniger, who is a writer, editor, and an expert in his own right about the topic of Buddhism. I thought it would be interesting to see how mental health and depression are viewed from this ...

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Getting Mental Health Help When You Don't Have Insurance

Here’s a list of resources for gaining access to mental health services if money and insurance are limited.

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Can Stressful Life Events Predict Mental Illness?

We have known for some time that stress can exacerbate any physical or mental illness. Some weeks ago I did an interview with Dr. Nitin Sethi, a New York neurologist who sees the effects of stress on patients who come to see him for neurological diso...

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Common Questions about Topical Chemotherapy Creams

One of the frequent questions we get here on SkinCancerConnection is about the use of topical medications used to treat pre-cancerous growths such as actinic keratoses which can be a precursor to developing squamous cell skin cancer. Three of the mos...

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These Tanning-Bed Users Were Diagnosed with Melanoma

Our mission on both MySkinCareConnection and SkinCancerConnection is to give you the facts you need to make wise choices about your skin. One of the more controversial topics we discuss on our skin sites is about the use of tanning beds. We get a lot ...