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I felt the cold sweat racing down my back. I felt like I was drowning, but there was no water around. By this point...

I was discussing with my sister’s husband a presentation on what to do when diagnosed with a chronic illness. I was going to present...

As a registered nurse, I have taken care of a fair share of the senior population. I have heard some great stories and also...

Being married to the love of your life would mean that you know everything there is to know about one another. Physically, emotionally, and...

I love to read a good story about someone overcoming the odds. A young man living with Stargardt disease has done just that this month! He...

When the pain and muscles contractions from my dystonia were at their worst for me (see above), it significantly limited what I could do. For...

What comes to mind when you hear "palliative care?" Most people might think it only helps someone with end-of-life care. But did you know that palliative...

Irrelevant, insignificant, ignored, un-empowered, but worst of all INVISIBLE. Let me let you in on a big secret. Those of us who are fighting everyday...

Al navegar a través de Tumblr o leer tweets, se ha preguntado alguna vez, "¿Qué es un spoonie?" Es el momento de averiguarlo. En primer...

Those of us with rare diseases like behcet's and fibromyalgia, that cause great pain, can often get frustrated and irritable because we try everything, do everything...

It's not selfish to take care of yourself. It's good for you and it's good for your loved ones. It's hard to be there...

As a Registered Nurse, I think the main thing that I do is educate people. It can be the actual patient, the caregiver, and/or...

I always love to read a heart-warming story. To me there is nothing greater than when family comes together during a hard time. That...

New therapies have increased the likelihood of a longer life with cystic fibrosis (CF). A few decades ago, it was not common for children diagnosed...

Most people think of children when they hear cystic fibrosis. Thankfully with new treatments and new therapies people are living much longer. This gentleman, named Gary...

February is Black History month and for the first week, Old Ways, a site dedicated to promoting good health through cultural foods, is celebrating...

There comes the time when families ask the question,"When should we have another baby?" After having one child, and knowing the responsibilities that you...

Me encanta postres. Su "destacado" escrito al revés. Sólo hay algo para aliviar el de ser capaz de hundir sus dientes en algo dulce. Pero...

Los hospitales son el germen de postrado, lugares infestados de bacterias. -especialmente las infecciones adquiridas en los hospitales infecciones por estafilococos, son conocidos por...

Obtener un diagnóstico de cualquier tipo es miedo. Obtener un diagnóstico de una enfermedad autoinmune rara y potencialmente mortal que nunca han oído hablar...

Living with a chronic illness is not an easy task. There are obstacles that have to be faced daily. My oldest daughter has a...

The word Love. What does that mean to you? Most people say: "Well holding hands, kissing, and spending lots of time together." Love is a strong word....

January is not a surprising month. It takes people a while to remember to write the correct year, your Facebook feed is full of...

I wrote the following poem when I was completely broken due to chronic pain. It is unfathomable to so many doctors that someone in...

It is always so heartwarming to read a great story. Especially, when someone beats the odds and overcomes something tremendous. Nicole Kelly's parents did not...