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Chronic Disease

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 6 Tips on Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Chronic Pain is brutal, unpredictable, exhausting and of course, really painful. Somedays it feels a tornado ravaged my body, leaving nothing but wrec...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Sign the National Pain Strategy White House Petition

Puja Rios | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

In fifteen seconds you can become a champion of 100 million Americans suffering with an invisible illness. Almost 33% of the population and 50% of re...

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

Donna Jackson Nakazawa | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Jackson Nakazawa

When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 40 Years of Chronic Pain, A Lifetime Of Success

Puja Rios | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

What do you think of when you hear the words, Marshall Field? The department store, The Chicago-Sun Times, the World Wildlife Fund or any of these Ame...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 7 -- 4 Relationship Saving Tips for Loved Ones of Chronic Pain Sufferers

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

America Has A Chronic Illness Crisis

Clorinda Walley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Clorinda Walley

The calls come in every hour. Usually, the voice on the other end of the line is in critical need, often desperate, and has many questions. As the hea...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 6 -- What Happened When I Tried Something TOTALLY Different

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS

David J. Olson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

Many Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by NCDs. Annually, 28 million people die from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya, representing nearly 75 percent of deaths from NCDs globally.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 5 -- 5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Partner (That Won't Hurt a Bit)

Puja Rios | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

'Sharing' My Life With Chronic Pain (and Some Laughter)

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

I have Erythromelalgia (EM), and although I'm suffering horribly, I REFUSE to let chronic pain control my life. I also try my best to keep a sense of humor.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 4 -- 10 Do's and Dont's When Someone You Love Has a Flare Up

Puja Rios | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Nineteen: Stranded

Catherine Armsden | Posted 05.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Why Should Women Care About Chronic Disease?

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

Written with Heather White, Nalini's Co-Chair on the Taskforce on Women & NCDs The thousands of women who gather in Copenhagen next week for th...

25 Things People With Fibromyalgia Want You To Know

Puja Rios | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 3 -- Doc Appointments, You Are Your Own Best Advocate

Puja Rios | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

If you aren't getting the results you're looking for, I encourage you to keep fighting. Keep looking, keep an open mind and don't compromise. If you know you can do more, do it. This condition can be managed and you can live a better life.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 2 -- Your Rheumatologist... The Secret Sauce

Puja Rios | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Part of my mission is to bring the Fibromyalgia Survivor community together to offer real support and encouragement to one another. You can be part of this movement by sharing your story too. Have you found the right doctor for your wants and needs? Please tell us your story in the conversation below, let's talk about it.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Seventeen: Behold the Mayo

Catherine Armsden | Posted 04.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

5 Steps To Deal With A Chronic Illness

Toni Feldstein | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Toni Feldstein

If you are facing any life-threatening or chronic illness that robs you of living full out, here are five steps which will shift you out of despair and allow you to embrace life amidst your challenging circumstances:

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Sixteen: The Patient Will See You Now

Catherine Armsden | Posted 03.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Stand Together: Of Dinosaurs and Orphan Diseases

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Millions of people are incurably ill, and yet we do not join together. Separately, we cannot insist on greater funding; we cannot not demand that existing funds be used more efficiently, to speed up the discovery of cures.

Out of Network, Out of Options: How New York is Separating HIV Patients from their Doctors

Dr. Alexander McMeeking | Posted 03.18.2016 | New York
Dr. Alexander McMeeking

When actor Charlie Sheen appeared on the Today Show to reveal his positive HIV diagnosis, he shared the stage with his physician of four years: Dr. Ro...

How I Learned to Appreciate Nancy Reagan and Hair Spray

Joanna Charnas | Posted 03.07.2016 | Style
Joanna Charnas

Living with a chronic illness, as I do, is not always about managing big issues like medications and treatment options or about maintenance of adequat...

Jail for Stem Cell Researchers? How Bernie Sanders Lost My Vote

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

My son Roman Reed is paralyzed, and for 20 years he and I have worked with scientists to help them find a cure. Bernie Sanders as President? Despi...

Healthy Living in 2016 Begins in February

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherry Ross

If we can control heart disease, breast and lung cancer through our diet and healthy living, we can focus more on prevention as a powerful and proactive means of reducing the incidence of these life-threatening chronic medical conditions affecting so many women.