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Posted on 17. May 2018

Diseases Are Not a Competition

Over the years, while dealing with my myriad chronic illnesses, I have found many people make it a competition about which illness is worse. Here is my story and why I believe that instead of competing with one another, we should try to stick together. [More]
Posted on 3. May 2018

Living With Chronic Pain: A Pocket Guide to Relief

Chronic pain, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, treatment options, over-the-counter medications, oxycodone, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, mindful meditation [More]
Posted on 19. April 2018

Are Your Prescriptions Cheaper Without Insurance?

The Neuropathy Action Foundation has been working on an issue since last summer, when an NBC Nightly News segment with Lester Holt aired titled "Prescriptions May Be Cheaper without Insurance." And, the practice may be harming neuropathy patients. [More]
Posted on 5. April 2018

PI Shouldn’t Be Compared with Other Diseases

I want to address something serious today. As I am laying here getting my second infusion, I am thinking about conversations I have had with other patients this week. A common trend in the conversations is that patients have caregivers, family members or friends who say: "Well, at least you don't have cancer." [More]
Posted on 15. March 2018

Be Kind

Not all illnesses are visible, so the importance of being kind to everyone cannot be overstated. [More]
Posted on 1. March 2018

Cold vs. Flu

Finally, there is some good news about this year's flu season. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced there are fewer reports from physicians about patients seeking treatment for flu-like symptoms, with the number declining from 7.4 percent for the week ending Feb. 10 to 6.4 percent for the week ending Feb. 17. [More]
Posted on 15. February 2018

Top 24 Workplace Accommodations for Individuals with Autoimmune Conditions

Holly Bertone, who suffers from autoimmune diseases and has made it a passion to help others, explains the top 24 workplace accommodations for individuals with autoimmune conditions. [More]
Posted on 1. February 2018

Surviving Valentine’s Day with a Chronic Illness

Valentine's Day! Has there ever been a holiday more likely to bring disappointment for someone with a chronic illness? For weeks leading up to the day, we are bombarded with images of happy couples enjoying romantic diners, beautiful bouquets of flowers and, let's not forget, the chocolate! [More]