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Keeping your mind and body in check - popular topics in health and medicine to maintain a long and healthy life.

Winning the Fight Against Brittle Diabetes
I’m close to winning the fight against my diabetes. Yes, I’m brittle. I mean I just heard about this one from my psychiatric nurse. Nobody ever said that. I guess I get lucky with infusion as being my...
Is Silver More Valuable in Your Pocket or Your Body?
Remember that every product on the market today offers pros and cons. No one product is perfect.
Beth Holder5 days ago
Bell’s Palsy
I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy three days ago. It can occur when the nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen, or compressed (I was told it was nerve attacking the muscles ...
O Rose8 days ago
Allergic to the Cold?
I know that my siblings would envy the fact that I would get to skip out on boring tasks like shoveling the snow or standing by an open door in the middle of a Michigan winter storm calling for our ve...
Aliex Anne8 days ago
A Life on Edge
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the breakdown of the nervous system which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This neurological condition can appear in different formats: relapsing-remitting, s...
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Laney B10 days ago
Growing up With Scoliosis
I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 13 years old. At my annual well visit at the doctors, they had me bend over. Little did I know that those few seconds touching my toes would change my life fo...
Artificial Sweeteners
Sugar is not merely sugar. Sugar comes in many different forms and is present in all the foods we eat and the beverages we consume unless the product label reads as, "Sugar-Free." Most foods and bever...
My Never Ending Fight
Hello, my name is Amanda. I hope to inspire someone with my story so let's get into it and cut the beating around the bush. When I was born the doctors had trouble keeping my body temperature stable. ...
Sarah Gray18 days ago
My Blood Clot Survival Story
A near death experience is never something that I thought would ever happen to me. That was always something that happened to someone on television, or even down the street. Up until the age of 23, th...
Why I Want to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator
I want to study diabetes education because of every educator who helped me. I mean I don’t care about making money so much as I care about helping other people. If I can have full control over my diab...
Why I Want to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator
I want to study to be a diabetes educator because I want to help other people beat the apathy they sometimes have to take care of their diabetes. Sometimes it just happens. Not everybody is as motivat...
Micah 20 days ago
I'm an Idiot and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Kills Me
Basically everything I do aggravates this syndrome.
Infusing Can Improve Diabetes Control
By infusing, you are taking your life into your hands. It is a great way to manage diabetes but also, you must be wary of making sure you have a working set every single day you use it. My infusion se...
How to Improve Diabetes Control
Improving diabetes control with an insulin pump is one of the easiest solutions to diabetes management in the world. Shots are bad because you get peaks at exact times—you have to eat no matter what. ...
Leigh Macfarlane24 days ago
Iron Deficiency: One Woman's Story
It had been an unusual year in my life. I had changed jobs, changed social circles, had my adult children move home. The previous year I had been leader of two different bands, and my life had been im...
Diabetes Anniversary and Its Solar Return
Every May I look forward to giving myself plenty of treats as well as incentives to keep on fighting the good fight in order to get an average of 135 and then being able to eat whatever I want to. I h...
Claire Raymond25 days ago
Why Won't My Cough Go Away?
Coughing is the worst. It hurts your chest, your head, and it totally wears you out. It can make it really difficult to do even the most simple things like eat or sleep. And they are bad enough when t...
Lynsey Spencea month ago
The Truth About Being on Sick Leave
Every once in a while, you might find yourself having to time off sick for illness. Sometimes it might be for a day, other times it could be for a couple of weeks or more. If like me, you don't often ...