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Rebecca Fuoco
Rebecca Fuoco, MPH, is a health and research communications specialist currently working with the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior. She is also the Managing Editor of the Project Sleep blog. She holds an MPH from UC Berkeley and a BS from Cornell University. She loves to blog (and tweet) about issues related to invisible, rare, and/or chronic illness.

Entries by Rebecca Fuoco

Let's Stop Using Mental Illnesses as Figures of Speech

(31) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Once every five minutes, someone somewhere says they're "sooo OCD" about sorting emails, using Purell during flu season, or wearing day-of-the-week underwear on the correct days. This statistic is made up, but it is certainly true that OCD, the acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is often misappropriated as a synonym...

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Tweeting My Way Through Narcolepsy: Social Media & Chronic Illness

(8) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:13 PM

Blood tests, urine tests, skin tests. CBC, MRI, EEG. Needle in my back, electrodes in my hair, speculum in my you-know-where. After spending the majority of the past year undergoing extensive medical testing, I wanted my doctor to find something wrong with me. As I sat in the waiting room,...

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