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Posted on 3. December 2020

The Golden Rule

I get really frustrated listening to arguments about whether masks should or should not be mandated. In a perfect world, a mask mandate would not be necessary. People would choose to wear one for the safety of others. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world! Instead of choosing to wear a mask to protect others, many people argue it infringes on their personal freedoms. [More]
Categories: Speaking Out
Posted on 21. February 2019

What’s In the Glass?

William Hindin, a primary immunodeficiency patient, explains how patients can put their illness into perspective. [More]
Posted on 3. January 2019

The Resolution

Patient advocate Abbie Cornett explains her New Year’s resolution to acknowledge her achievements. [More]
Posted on 20. September 2018

People Heal and Transform Just Like Sequoias

Jackie Shea encourages readers to explore how their illnesses may turn out to be their greatest strength. [More]
Posted on 6. September 2018

Life Happens

Jackie Shea uses the month of September to reflect on the year and reassess her priorities for the upcoming year, and she invites readers to join in. [More]
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 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]