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What Epilepsy Did

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I'm not saying that I'm glad that I have epilepsy. What I'm saying is that, in having epilepsy, lemonade has been made out of the lemons that I have been given.

I'm a Diabetic, Why is my Shoulder Frozen?

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

What Is Adhesive Capsulitis? Adhesive capsulitis is a painful, progressive loss of shoulder motion. The shoulder is usually stiff and will not move. T...

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.

Why Are So Many Kids Dying From Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

An Open Letter To The Non-Diabetes Medical Community At Large and All Parents With Kids of Every Age, Everywhere! Dear pediatricians, nurses, medical...

5 Weirdest Home Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis

Annie Singer | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Annie Singer

Because heel pain has such a huge impact on everyday activities like standing, walking, and running, people will go to drastic lengths and spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars trying to find a cure.

From Selfie to Self-Absorbed: How Social Media Can Mislead Us

Arin Gragossian | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Arin Gragossian

There's an alarming rate of self-promotion, narcissism, and deep-rooted desire for validation through social media. The self-proclaimed novice "physiq...

'My Toddler Is Having Brain Surgery And My Anxiety Is Through The Roof'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.12.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

This is such a difficult situation. I understand why you and your wife are so terrified. Not only are you scared of the outcome of the surgery, but you're also scared about making the wrong decision for your daughter.

Things To Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I encourage epilepsy fighters, family and friends to take a look at both of the lists together and use these lists as a learning opportunity to think about what might be helpful and how this can offer support. It is my hope to make the epilepsy journey a little less stressful and exhausting.

What Wikipedia Can't Teach You About Deafness

Tracy Stine | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Tracy Stine

The Wikipedia entry on deafness will give you the definition, signs and symptoms, causes, diagnoses and more. These are all from the medical perspective of being deaf, with a small "d", and doesn't show you the full story of a Deaf person, with a capital "D".

Secondary Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Despite her epilepsy, my wife is still a strong, wonderful person, and the woman of my dreams. And as long as she has epilepsy I will have secondary epilepsy. I choose to love her and walk with her every step of the way through this journey, and always will.

Matt Nathanson To Be Honored with Universal Smile Award in San Francisco by Operation Smile

Lisa Lori | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Lori

When Matt Nathanson, whose songs include the platinum selling 'Come On Get Higher', wanted to create a music video for his new single Headphones featuring LOLO in 2014, he decided to create a different kind of video than he had previously released.

'5 Ways I Stay Positive Living With Epilepsy'

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

This motivation and inspiration has propelled me forward throughout my entire journey. Becoming diagnosed at age 22, just four months after marriage was not what I was planning or prepared for. From the very beginning I've reminded myself and shared with others:


Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.

Facing Epilepsy Stigmas

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Terrible myths have been told about what epilepsy is and about people who live with the condition. Myths such as these can take such a toll on those living with this condition and their families too.

You Don't Look Like You Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Most people might take into assumption that because I look happy and healthy that there's absolutely nothing wrong. Here's the thing: For the most part, I am completely happy and healthy except for that one minuscule problem. That bump in the road. Epilepsy.

This Is What It's Like To Have A Seizure

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

A person's seizure experience is unique to the individual. Having seizures is a major inconvenience to our lives. It's not fun. It's unsettling. It's uncomfortable. We don't want it in our lives. We want it gone. Forever. These are my experiences.

5 Things My Tween Taught Me That I Should Have Known All Along

Joey Hoffman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Parents
Joey Hoffman

Daisy has a Frankensteinan transplant scar across her belly. She sports bikinis with more confidence than Gisele. "I mean, if people like me or want to get to know me, they'd look past that," she tells me.

Is This Woman A Hypochondriac?

Posted 06.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

Dana says that her older sister, Shemida, is destroying their family because she is always sick. “My sister is a hypochondriac,” she says, explain...

Sister vs. Sister: 'It's Always About You, And I Can't Take It Anymore'

Posted 06.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

Dana says that her older sister, Shemida, is destroying their family because she is always sick. “My sister is a hypochondriac,” she says, explain...

Breaking It Down: Gluten Sensitivity

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity.

Cracking the Myth: Does Cracking Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

I'm used to random medical questions from friends and family, but this one really got me. Is knuckle cracking associated with arthritis? To my dismay, I didn't have an educated answer. Until now.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

Middle-Agers Prefer Fine Whine With a Meal

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Why is it at just about every dining out experience with friends as I sit around a table looking at gorgeous and youthful-looking 50-somethings, just as I start sipping my finely aged wine, the middle-aged whine begins?

When Pain Becomes the New Normal

Jim Moret | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

1,735 days and counting. That's how long our son, a sensitive, loving and talented 15-year-old boy, has been in the grips of debilitating, life-altering and totally consuming, neurological pain.

Why Pregnant Women are Forced to Carry an Extra Load in the Workforce

Joan Williams | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Discrimination against pregnant women is finally beginning to get the national attention it deserves.