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Death Watch: When You Want the World to Stop

Posted on 10/29/2013 05:12:40 PM

Two distinct paw marks are on the outside of the glass in the kitchen window. It’s a sign that we’ve had nocturnal visits, probably from the raccoons that spent part of their early days in a nest on the fire escape. The paw is a reminder that no matter what happens in our lives, life st..

Hospital Communication and Medical Mistakes

Posted on 10/24/2013 06:50:28 PM

The saga of the cancer diagnosis and future treatment continues with a poor start. The first hospital did an x-ray and thought they found a slight fracture, gave pain medication and said they were too full so the patient had to go home. The next hospital, after two days of intense pain, thought it..

The Monster Still Strikes Without Notice

Posted on 10/23/2013 05:05:36 PM

Medical advances in treatment for so many illnesses have come so fast and furiously over the past seven decades since the discovery of penicillin that we feel comforted in knowing things are curable. But the one truly intrusive monster illness that comes without warning many times still lurks and h..

So You Think You Know About Depression

Posted on 10/21/2013 08:30:41 PM

Depression has been characterized as one of the most serious health issues we have today, perhaps even more serious than cardiac disorders and cardiac disorders kill 600,000 people a year. If you look at cardiac patients, in fact, you’ll find that they suffer from depression because of what t..

The Mental and Physical Pain in You

Posted on 09/25/2013 07:54:00 PM

Intractable pain still defies adequate medical mediation through surgery, steroid injections, analgesic medications, biofeedback and other efforts. It gnaws at the individual affecting every aspect of their life. The Center for Disease Control has named this disorder “the most universal form o..

Drinking Bipolar On A Timeout

Posted on 09/23/2013 03:33:51 PM

Screw the stress, I have a new attitude lately. It’s called “I don't give a shit “ Needing a time-out ( before I lose the few cookies that I have left ) might be making me a bit looney. I have been this way for about 2 weeks now .. I don't want to be ..

Recognizing the Early Signs of Lupus

Posted on 09/18/2013 07:50:52 AM

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks your own normal, healthy tissues and organs. Lupus can start to show signs in people as early as their teens, which is why it is important to know what to look for. Normally, the body'..

The Brain Begins to Give Up Some Secrets

Posted on 09/08/2013 10:22:45 AM

Psychological disorders, or if you prefer psychiatric disorders, have mystified both the individuals experiencing the symptoms with their disabling consequences and those who would offer to treat them. Too often, sometimes after years of treatment, the symptoms are resistant to multiple intervention..

Vitamins, Supplements Beneficial to Joint Health

Posted on 07/30/2013 02:28:18 PM

Joints play an important role in your mobility because it helps you perform daily activities, such as walking and running, orthopedic experts say. However, there are medical conditions that may impact negative effect on the joints, which may trigger debilitating pain. Vitamin deficiencies in the bod..

Keeping Your Joints Healthy and Arthritis at Bay

Posted on 07/21/2013 06:47:31 PM

Arthritis has been reported to affect over 50 million of American people, making it the leading cause of disability in the United States, online sources say. This medical condition may occur when the two cartilages rub against each, thus causing it to wear out, according to an article found at she k..

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