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Single Parenting a Child with Cancer

Single Parenting a Child with Cancer

Finding support during a child’s cancer treatment In January 2016, after Natalie Morley, age 4, was kicked in the face at daycare by another child, a lump appeared near her temple. Concerned because the lump wasn’t getting any smaller, Natalie’s mother, Ariel Riddick, took her for a series of doctor’s appointments. [...]

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Cool That Inflammation

Cool That Inflammation

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition, California Health & Longevity Institute Discussions related to inflammation in the body and its role in chronic disease have been increasingly popular in health news. As the topic gains momentum, further media attention will no doubt spur the marketing of consumer products claiming [...]

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Finding Doctor Right

Finding Doctor Right

Take the time to choose the right match for your healthcare needs. By Laurie Wertich When you need a doctor, you don’t just need any old doctor—you need the right doctor at the right time in the right place. But how do you get those circumstances to line up? The truth is, [...]

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Understanding Your Migraine

Understanding Your Migraine

Introduction For a disease that affects over 36 million people in the US, migraine is still a poorly recognized and under-diagnosed disease. By 2018, the number of migraine-specific treatments available in the US will be almost double what was available 2 decades ago. Studies show that most people are rarely offered [...]

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You've Been Diagnosed with Cancer, Now What?

You've Been Diagnosed with Cancer, Now What?

Research your diagnosis and available treatment options to ensure that you get the best possible care. By Susan Kreimer At first Trish Randle wondered if she had a hernia. Then the swelling around her belly button became larger and larger. It was time to find out for sure. Diagnosed with advanced [...]

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Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry

Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry

Taste comes first in this collection of simple, delicious recipes from blogger and cookbook author Elana Amsterdam. When Elana Amsterdam started cooking gluten-free meals after a diagnosis of celiac disease, she had a pretty ambitious goal: to create meals that would satisfy the whole family, including her husband—whom she calls a [...]

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Biologics Offer Relief for People with Psoriasis

Biologics Offer Relief for People with Psoriasis

New medications are giving patients more effective methods of reducing symptoms of psoriasis By Heather Stringer Vickie Wilkerson was working in her yard in 2002 when she noticed a dry patch of skin on her upper left leg that seemed like poison ivy. After two weeks with no improvement, she made [...]

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By Your Side Q&A The Hospital Visit

By Your Side Q&A The Hospital Visit

Guidelines and suggestions for patients and loved ones spending time in the hospital. Q: Recently, several people I know were all in the hospital at the same time. It was so stressful trying to schedule all of those visits. Does it send an uncaring message when you don’t visit someone in the [...]

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