How NOT to Treat Yourself When Chronic Illness Strikes

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Despite this culture’s obsession with good health, people get sick. Published on July 12, 2011 by Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold In 2001, I got sick with what the doctors initially thought was an acute viral infection. I have yet to recover. Diagnosis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—a little-understood illness that is as debilitating as its more justly named …

Joseph Bayliss

Joseph Bayliss

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Joseph Bayliss Name? Joseph Bayliss Age? 22 Location? Dudley, United Kingdom How long have you lived with RA? While I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 10 years old, I’d had severe aches and pains in my legs since I can remember. Though we always put it down to ‘growing pains’. It simply never …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Is Featured In Marvel Comic “Captain America: A Little Help”

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“Super heroes fight a lot of battles, but there are few more important than combating suicide,” said Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice-President of Publishing. “That’s why we’re making Captain America: A Little Help available for free via our digital comics outlets. If even one person calls this number instead of doing something very tragic, we know that means we succeeded.” You …

The Joy Of 6 Foot Band-Aids

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A couple of days ago, I told my physical therapist that my condition had to get better the following day, because if it got any worse I didn’t know how I was going to be able to handle things. As soon as the words left my mouth, panic filled my mind. There was a real possibility that I would indeed …