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8 Things you might not know about child abuse:Term Life

In Oregon, 10,630 children were victims of abuse or neglect in *2013. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue ribbons are hanging from a tree at the state Capitol to symbolize the victims affected each year. Here are eight facts about child abuse you might not know: •Child abuse is more than just...

My Child has Sickle Cell Disease. 5 Little Things You Can Do That Make a Big Difference.-Term Life

Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, much more common than people realize. There are about 100,000 people in the U.S. living with sickle cell: with a large part of that number being children. Here are some tips on how to care for, or improve the care of a...

10 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Borderline Personality Disorder

To the people who love me with my borderline brain, I’ve been in therapy for seven months now and have only just uttered the dreaded words borderline personality disorder (BPD). This is my attempt at helping you to understand where I’m coming from and why I do the things I do. Here are some things I want...

A multiple sclerosis drug that works for Huntington’s disease: the real deal or too good to be true?

Thinking problems in Huntington’s disease take a huge toll from early in the disease. Now, new work suggests that a drug already approved by the FDA to treat another brain disease – multiple sclerosis – may stave off these problems in HD mice. Could these results be real, or are they too good to...

Six Signs that ADHD May Be Part of Your Marriage

Wondering if your marriage problems might be explained by the presence of ADHD?  Here are six signs that you should look for:1.      There is a seriously unbalanced distribution of responsibility in your household.  A partner with ADHD often has trouble following through on tasks that are boring or need full attention.  To compensate, non-ADHD...

Case Studies: Diet Changes Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is the first of a series of posts where I will be posting results from my research project. In this post I look at documented case studies where diet changes have eliminated or reduced symptoms of RA. I’ve given a summary of the studies as well as a chart with the findings. You...

New asthma drug fevipiprant shows promise in early trials-Term Life

It may not be the wonder cure for asthma, but things are looking up for the drug called fevipiprant, and its status as the first new asthma pill in close to two decades.Early tests on fevipiprant appear to be very encouraging, with a “sharp improvement” noticed in terms of the illness’ symptoms, and no...

7 Black Celebrities You May Not Know Have Sickle Cell Anemia

Larenz Tate Actor Larenz Tate, who is best known for his role as O-Dog in the 1993 film Menace II Society, has sickle cell anemia. His other films include Dead Presidents, Love Jones, A Man Apart, Waist Deep, Biker Boyzand Ray. “It’s really important to know if you carry the disease,” Tate says. He stresses...

15 Things Every Mom Needs to Know About Epilepsy:Term Life

The epilepsy treatment motto is “No seizures, no side effects”. When it comes to treating epilepsy, the goal is to find a treatment plan that minimizes or eliminates seizures and causes no harmful side effects. Which means you need to be totally honest about every symptom you or your child experiences. Even if you don’t...

10 Things I Wish I Knew As an ADHD Kid

When I think of the awkward, confused child I was, I want to reach down and hug myself. I wasn’t officially diagnosed with ADHD until my 30s. My whole life, though, everyone knew I wasn’t like my neurotypical peers. I was always a little spacier, a little more socially awkward. My behaviors haven’t changed much...

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