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I’m A Doctor With Fibromyalgia. Here’s What I Wish People Understood About It-Term Life

Fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood illness, confuses and frustrates both patients and doctors alike. I know because I’ve seen it from both sides—as both a physician and a woman with the illness myself.This common chronic disease is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and brain fog. It’s estimated that 5 million Americans currently suffer from...

Actress who had a 46-degree curve in her spine overcomes debilitating scoliosis with ‘miracle’ surgery

Caroline Heinle, 31, was diagnosed with the painful condition at 15 She had a 32-degree curve in her spine but it grew steadily worse After moving to Los Angeles to follow her acting dreams, she took on too much and her back curved 46-degrees She underwent surgery and hopes achieve her acting goals...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

25 Things People Without Fibromyalgia Should Know About People With Fibromyalgia

The reality of Fibromyalgia is not only that people don’t know much about it unless they have it, but there are many who don’t even believe the condition is real. Imagine your body is on fire. Imagine every time you take a step, it feels like the ground beneath you is littered with Legos. LEGOS...

11 Common Signs & Symptoms Of ADHD In Toddlers

Signs and Symptoms Of ADHD in Toddlers: Your toddler is adorable but braving his tantrums can be hell! Well, toddlers are like that – angels one moment and monsters the very next! But is there something more serious hiding behind your little one’s non-stop activity? Is he just a busy bee or is his hyperactivity a...

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...

Miracle Surgery Saves Actress From Debilitating Scoliosis Pain:Term Life

Every day, modern medicine saves countless lives, thanks to proper diagnoses and treatments. However, for certain sets of symptoms, the correct diagnoses are harder to come by. When Caroline Heinle found herself struggling day after day through debilitating fatigue, pounding headaches, chronic neck pain, and a slew of other symptoms, she went to every doctor under...

17 things people with borderline personality disorder want you to know

My personally favourite is ” I’m not a bad person because I have BPD. Don’t make me feel guilty about it”. There are many things you may not know about borderline personality disorder (BPD). Like how it affects 50 percent more people than Alzheimer’s disease. Or how research has shown people with BPD who engage...

ADHD Drugs Make Big Money, But We Still Don’t Know the Risks – Wired

HANDS UP IF any of these things describes your kids, you as a kid, or kids you know: inability to wait for a turn; temper tantrums; fidgeting; inability to finish chores; being too loud; being too quiet. Congratulations! The kid in question might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and he (and it’s a he...

Novel strategies for the treatment of celiac disease

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by the ingestion of gluten-containing grains in susceptible individuals. Untreated CD is associated with gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms, malabsorption diseases (e.g. anemia, osteoporosis) and severe complications such as gastrointestinal malignancies (particularly lymphoma). Screening studies have demonstrated that CD is one of the most frequent genetically based diseases...

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