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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...

7 Ways to De-Stress With Multiple Sclerosis

When you have multiple sclerosis, stress can make fatigue worse than usual, but these stress-busting tips can help you save energy and stay healthier. Stress is a major factor for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). From worry about the unpredictable nature of the disease to concerns about work, family, money, and more, having MS...

Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. “We have long thought this big final fusion surgery, after years of spine straightening treatment, was always necessary,...

12 things you should know before dating someone with borderline personality disorder

In case you weren’t familiar, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health problem. When someone has it, their attitudes, beliefs and behaviour can cause longstanding problems in their (and your) life. It can be incredibly scary and incredibly daunting at the same time. You often struggle to deal with your own emotions yourself, let alone letting someone...

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...

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...

How to Be Friends With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder-Term Life

Borderline personality disorder is a monumental pain to live with, both for those of us diagnosed, and those trying to support us. The diagnostic criteria are absolutely huge, and if you were to sit 10 people with borderline in the same room, chances are symptoms would manifest differently for all of them. We can...

10 Amazing Discoveries In Breast Cancer

Each year, major discoveries in breast cancer research show that great progress is being made to overcome the disease. But with one in eight women in the UK being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life, there is still a long way to go. “Forty years ago, the five-year survival rate...

10 Things You Should Do If You Have Adult ADHD

Here are 10 behavioral interventions and lifestyle changes that won’t necessarily eliminate ADHD but can help you feel more in control. Photo: Getty Images How to manage ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be incredibly disruptive in everyday adult life. Most people with ADHD respond well to medication, although there are other, nondrug options that may help...

40Winning Accommodations for Your ADD/LD Child

Increase the odds of your child succeeding in school by pinpointing his problems in the classroom and including effective accommodations in his IEP or 504 Plan to remedy them. Below is a list of challenges your child may face during the school day along with specific accommodations to overcome them. Talk with your child’s teacher about...

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