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Chronic Illness

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-Six: Why?

Catherine Armsden | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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...

A Woman Diagnosed With MS Is Turning Her Own Brain Scans Into Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts

Shortly after Elizabeth Jameson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1991, she became obsessed with the inside of her mind. Jameson would und...

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...

Life And Love With A Chronic Illness

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

We wish it away while desperately clinging to it -- hoping to grip it tightly within the safety of our entangled fingers. But time is not ours to keep -- it's untamable and the very currency for which we trade to write the story of our unique and beautiful lives.

To The Teenager Recently Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness

Michaela Shelley | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Michaela Shelley

To The Teenager Recently Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness, I know it was quite a shock to you, having been thrown into the world of chronic illnesses....

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...

When I Feel Embarrassed After A Seizure

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Having a seizure is nothing to be embarrassed about. Each of us have a battle we face. It's how we face it that shapes and defines us.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-Three: Girls' Weekend, Neuro Style

Catherine Armsden | Posted 07.26.2016 | 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...

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...

New York News Team And Yale-Educated Doctor Question CDC's Lyme Denial

David Michael Conner | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Late last month, FOX5NY broadcast "Lyme and Reason," a precedent-setting news special dedicated to the Lyme disease epidemic. The show was a success b...

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...

Healing From The Ground Up And Inside Out: Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein's The Dirt Cure

Sezin Koehler | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Sezin Koehler

Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein is a New York-based pediatric neurologist who, through her own son's mysterious illness at one year old that caused a sudden delay his development, began to uncover the surprising roles food play in many modern childhood (and adult) ailments.

The Chronic Pain Guru

Jami J. Amerine M.Ed. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Women
Jami J. Amerine M.Ed.

I hurt. On a scale of 1 to 10 -- I was up all night waged with a scale of 11-20. For the most part, I am a peaceful person. I love Jesus. But, I am ...

Phantom Child: Mourning Motherhood

Joanna Charnas | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Joanna Charnas

I will always be grateful to my former husband for keeping his word about having a child and allowing me to make the decision to give up this dream. Quietly and repeatedly, he asked how I could raise a child when I struggled to take care of myself. Eventually I realized he was right.

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...

8 Things Students With Chronic Stomach Problems Understand

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

There are a few universal truths about college: 1. You’re going to ditch at least one class at some point to binge watch Netflix. 2. Dating someone ...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-Two: Losing Ground, Gaining Altitude

Catherine Armsden | Posted 06.20.2016 | 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...

You Are Not Your Illness: Do Not Become Your Aches and Pains

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

I propose there are three main components that determine the difference between empowerment and helplessness consciousness during adversity: Especially important when dealing with the challenges of an illness.

How To Travel With A Chronic Illness

Elizabeth Pratt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pratt

On my last few trips overseas I have battled... and not just from jet lag or the expected colds that are easy to pick up in airports. I was tired cons...

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...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-One: Diagnosing the Diagnostics

Catherine Armsden | Posted 06.08.2016 | 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...

'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.

7 tips for Parenting when Living with a Chronic Illness

Jennifer Dawn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Dawn

Parenting can be a challenge on it's own and when you couple it with a Chronic illness or disability, it can make it even more of a challenge. It doe...