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  • For nearly fourteen years I struggled with chronic iron deficiency anemia. Today, I am happy to say I am no longer anemic!

    No More Iron Infusions!

    No More Iron Infusions!

    by Kay0

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is an invisible disease that affects various autonomic functions of the body. It results in low blood pressure, high heart rate, and fainting.

    POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    by Valorey Salter0

  • What is a CPAP? How to determine if you need one, types of masks and sizes available, and how to find the perfect-fitting mask. Advice from my own experience.

    How to Choose the Perfect-Fitting CPAP Mask

    How to Choose the Perfect-Fitting CPAP Mask

    by WheelerWife7

  • What are purines and how do they affect people who suffer from gout? Foods that are high in purines raise uric acid levels, which negatively affects those with this condition.

    Purines and Gout

    Purines and Gout

    by Spiro Koulouris1

  • Mourning a sibling is sometimes called the forgotten grief because it doesn't get as much attention as the grief of losing a spouse, parent, or child. Here's what you need to know about sibling grief.

    What You Need to Know About Adult Sibling Grief

    What You Need to Know About Adult Sibling Grief

    by Melissa2

  • Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome is a growing global medical issue. "Persister" cells of the Lyme bacteria may be the cause of this life-changing chronic illness. The research is promising.

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    by M G Del Baglivo2

  • Symptoms of advanced cancer are so cruel. My mother-in-law, the doting grandma to my children, was taken away from us after 25 days in the hospital and 5 days at home. I miss her—my other mom.

    Liver Metastases - My Mother-in-Law's Final Days

    Liver Metastases - My Mother-in-Law's Final Days

    by Yvonne Teo0

  • The following guide will attempt to address all the main concerns contributing to sleep deprivation with tips on improving your sleep hygiene.

    9 Best Ways for Fighting Insomnia

    9 Best Ways for Fighting Insomnia

    by Behzad Azargoshasb0

  • Here are a few simple, easy-to-remember tips for providing the support your loved one needs as they learn to manage their diabetes.

    Supporting a Loved One With Diabetes

    Supporting a Loved One With Diabetes

    by Michael Stark0

  • Losing a loved one is the hardest thing we ever have to deal with. Coming to terms with them no longer being present on this planet is hard to swallow. Let's celebrate life and remember them forever!

    Coping With Death: Loss of a Sibling

    Coping With Death: Loss of a Sibling

    by Jenn0

  • You may already know about the usual advice for insomniacs, but the place you sleep—your bedroom—is often overlooked. Learn how to create the perfect sleep-friendly bedroom.

    Insomnia: How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

    Insomnia: How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

    by Kate Swanson2

  • This article explains an allergic reaction to minocycline, which is part of the tetracycline family. Puffiness and redness around the eyes are potential symptoms.

    My Allergic Reaction to Minocycline

    My Allergic Reaction to Minocycline

    by Jessica38

  • A diet that is rich in nutrients and omits harmful foods may help to control asthma. Asthmatics must take prescribed medications even if they have a good diet, however.

    How Diet May Help to Control Asthma

    How Diet May Help to Control Asthma

    by Linda Crampton44

  • A body pillow is a long, firm pillow that supports your body while you sleep on your side. From snoring to acid reflux to brain health, a body pillow aids your health by helping you sleep better.

    Better Sleep With a Body Pillow

    Better Sleep With a Body Pillow

    by GreenMind0

  • Here is a sample list of suggestions for peaceful relaxation at bedtime. The more you implement the regimen that works for you, the more restful sleep you will have and more energy for the next day.

    How to Find Peaceful Relaxation at Bedtime

    How to Find Peaceful Relaxation at Bedtime

    by Dora Weithers60

  • People with phantosmia have an illusory sense of smell; they smell things that simply are not there. Read more about this uncommon smell disorder.

    Phantosmia: The Smells in Your Head

    Phantosmia: The Smells in Your Head

    by Annette R. Smith42

  • Millions of people are affected by eczema. Understand what causes flare-ups, and learn how to maintain proper skin care.

    Healing From Eczema

    Healing From Eczema

    by Chernika Lipscomb0

  • Whether you’re young or old, the thought of being housebound due to illness or disability is probably pretty horrifying. For some of us, though, it’s a reality—and not an easy one to live with.

    Keeping Motivated When You're Housebound

    Keeping Motivated When You're Housebound

    by BeckyC18

  • Susan Holland was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2016. She shares the story of what led up to the cancer diagnosis, the diagnosis, and the importance of having an advocate.

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    by Susan Holland18

  • For those of us who do hard physical labor, whether it's for a living or just fixing up your home, back pain is inevitable. It's just part of the deal. I've found some things to make it heal faster.

    Healing a Strained Back

    Healing a Strained Back

    by Portamenteff0

  • I've gotten quite a few eye rolls from waiters when I ask if something has gluten in it. I know it's often a fad diet, but Celiac disease runs in my family and gluten has severe consequences for me.

    Celiac Disease: Not Your Grandma's Gluten Free

    Celiac Disease: Not Your Grandma's Gluten Free

    by Nicole Jakes3

  • There are a lot of over-the-counter choices to treat allergies. Learn the differences between Allegra and Claritin, Benadryl and Sudafed, and Flonase and Afrin. Don't let allergies ruin your day!

    What Are My Options for OTC Allergy Relief?

    What Are My Options for OTC Allergy Relief?

    by Brandon Young0

  • This article is about asthma in general, as well as specific triggers and treatments. Written by an experienced nurse.

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    by Pamela Oglesby29

  • Gynecomastia affects up to 50% of males, yet few have heard of this condition. The author interviewed specialist Dr Hassan Nurein to learn more about causes and treatments for this condition.

    Understanding Gynecomastia, or Enlarged Male Breasts

    Understanding Gynecomastia, or Enlarged Male Breasts

    by Georgiana Dacosta0

  • The term “wet brain” is an informal (non-medical) term used to describe a number of irreversible, organic brain diseases related to alcohol that cause mental impairment and physical disabilities.

    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet, and Abstinence

    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet, and Abstinence

    by Kim Harris41

  • I noticed my son itching the back of his knee and noticed it was not his eczema. It looked like warts. In fact, he had molluscum contagiosum. Find out what the condition is and how to treat it.

    What Is Molluscum Contagiosum and How to Treat It

    What Is Molluscum Contagiosum and How to Treat It

    by Karen Lackey12

  • How do you forgive the person that bears the title of spouse—who has infected you with the HIV virus? How do you overcome those feelings of condemning shame and worthlessness for doing so?

    How to Cope With Being HIV+ and Married to Your Infector

    How to Cope With Being HIV+ and Married to Your Infector

    by WandaMarie Robinson-Middleton35

  • Getting a diagnosis for a medical condition can be devastating and leave you with more questions than answers. Here are a few ideas to help you cope with the unexpected news.

    Actions Following Medical Diagnoses

    Actions Following Medical Diagnoses

    by Stephanie Elford0

  • Ambien has been a great prescription sleep medication for some, but others need something extra to help them sleep. Is it really safe to take melatonin while using Ambien?

    Is It Safe to Use Melatonin With Ambien?

    Is It Safe to Use Melatonin With Ambien?

    by Robbieisfun1

  • When children experience grief during their early developmental stages, their emotional health is compromised. Our actions as adults can help them work through their grief and learn to trust again.

    A Christian Reflection on How Grief Changes Children

    A Christian Reflection on How Grief Changes Children

    by Denise W Anderson12

  • Beyond the physical disabilities, multiple sclerosis can also affect memory. For me, I mourn lost childhood memories.

    Lost Memories and MS

    Lost Memories and MS

    by K K Weakley8

  • Insomnia is a hell beast in itself, but the side effects can be so much worse than the lack of sleep itself. It's nearly impossible to live a normal life.

    13 Eye-Opening Side Effects of Insomnia

    13 Eye-Opening Side Effects of Insomnia

    by Sacha0

  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) affects about 15% of the world's population and can lower the quality of life if left untreated. Read more about lifestyle changes that improve this health condition.

    IBS Information and Management

    IBS Information and Management

    by Miriam Parker2

  • Learn about the different complications of gout if you are not careful in treating your high uric acid in the blood.

    Complications of Gout

    Complications of Gout

    by Spiro Koulouris0

  • Remedies for every stage of the cold sore. If you get cold sores, these are some of the best ways I've found to get rid of them.

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    by JR Scarbrough MFA5

  • Engaging in rehabilitation soon after suffering stroke or brain damage is critical. This article offers suggestions for how patients can find the necessary motivation to engage in rehab.

    Finding Motivation After Stroke or Brain Damage

    Finding Motivation After Stroke or Brain Damage

    by Sue B.5

  • Sleep hacks can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Here are 5 of the best tricks to fall asleep easier.

    Top 5 Sleep Tricks and Hacks

    Top 5 Sleep Tricks and Hacks

    by GreenMind8

  • Working and having a successful career with fibromyalgia is possible! Learn how to save energy, be productive, and stay healthy in the workplace.

    Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • Traveling with back pain and sciatica is a challenge. I would like to share some useful tips from my personal experience, as well as guidance from others, that will make it easier for you.

    Back  Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    Back Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    by raintree13

  • having been born with NF1 - neurofibromatosis - as horrible as this condition may sound, I am happy the way I was made. I am glad to be alive.

    Why I Am Not Sad That I Was Born With NF

    Why I Am Not Sad That I Was Born With NF

    by Finn Liam Cooper4

  • I was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. I am here to share how this condition affects my day-to-day life, including my love life.

    Living With Half a Heart

    Living With Half a Heart

    by Kara Rae Azar2

  • Many people struggle with insomnia. Here are seven healthy ways to overcome insomnia without sleeping pills. These techniques work for me, and I hope they work for you, too.

    7 Healthy Ways to Fight a Bout of Insomnia

    7 Healthy Ways to Fight a Bout of Insomnia

    by Shadowlighting0

  • A heart attack is a very scary thing, and landing yourself in the ICU is even scarier. An experienced cardiac ICU nurse explains why you shouldn't necessarily panic.

    A Heart Attack and the ICU - Time to Panic?

    A Heart Attack and the ICU - Time to Panic?

    by danygirl19990

  • Being diagnosed with scoliosis is stressful. Once you add in high school drama, lots of pain, and major surgery, you end up with my life story.

    Life With Scoliosis

    Life With Scoliosis

    by Laura2

  • The experience of losing a loved one can take a huge toll on your life, as well as on the lives of those around you. Allowing God into my life helped me heal from the pain.

    How God Helped Me Heal After Losing a Loved One

    How God Helped Me Heal After Losing a Loved One

    by Chernika Lipscomb0

  • How can you support a loved one through their grieving process? As people grieve, they need the assurance and support of those closest to them.

    Best Ways to Support a Grieving Loved One

    Best Ways to Support a Grieving Loved One

    by Yvette Stupart PhD18

  • I'd never heard of a silent heart attack until the doctors told me I'd probably had one. This is the tale of how I found out about my heart attack—and what I am doing to prevent another.

    My Cardiac Health Scare - A Silent Heart Attack?

    My Cardiac Health Scare - A Silent Heart Attack?

    by Jeff Johnston0

  • Symptoms of glaucoma often do not show up until considerable visual loss has occurred. This is not the case for diabetics, however. Someone with diabetes is at much higher risk for vision loss.

    How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

    How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC6

  • Basic information on using an insulin pump for managing diabetes, and the differences between pump and manual insulin shot therapy.

    Insulin Pumps—Pros and Cons

    Insulin Pumps—Pros and Cons

    by Stephanie Hicks2

  • Injuring part of the hand can cause long-term pain if not treated correctly in the initial stages. Learn how a mere pinky injury affected my life, and what I did about it.

    A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger

    A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger

    by Rosie writes8

  • Hair loss for a woman can be devastating. If you are woman facing hair loss, the first step to combating it is to learn about it - the types and causes of hair loss and the myths surrounding it.

    Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

    Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

    by Gemini Fox1

  • How do I know when my loved one is near death? What are the signs, and how long does my loved one have left? These are the questions many of us have as we watch the inevitable approach of death.

    The Dying Process

    The Dying Process

    by oldersister9

  • When we are under pressure; for example, when we are living with a chronic illness, it's then that God shows us lasting treasures!

    Chronically Ill and Finding Diamonds

    Chronically Ill and Finding Diamonds

    by Diana Majors4

  • What is arthritis on a biological level, and how much does it cost Americans annually? Also, information about how to prevent this condition.

    Arthritis and the Public Health Burden

    Arthritis and the Public Health Burden

    by Tahnya Ballard0

  • My whole family came together to care for my terminally ill father. We actively chose to forge a new experience with him that was satisfying and fulfilling, without any lingering guilt or regret.

    Experiencing the Death of a Parent: My Story

    Experiencing the Death of a Parent: My Story

    by intouch1

  • Those who suffer from auto-immune diseases, such as lupus, may find it challenging to feel gratitude. Here are a few things we may not think of expressing gratitude for, but should.

    Gratitude Even With Lupus

    Gratitude Even With Lupus

    by Terrace0

  • Since 1975, when Lyme Disease was first discovered near Old Lyme, Connecticut, the illness has spread to every continent except Antarctica.

    Understanding Lyme Disease

    Understanding Lyme Disease

    by Harry Nielsen2

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