Alisha Stone has a BA in psychology and is dedicated to improving the lives of others living with chronic illnesses.

    The Good-News-Bad-News Basics of Fatty Liver Disease and NASH
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    The Good-News-Bad-News Basics of Fatty Liver Disease and NASH

    There's some promising news about a hormone therapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Read on, but first, let's put things into context with some practical, real-life background stuff... How was your…

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    Sickle Cell Anemia: Parents – Do You Agree with This Approach to Living in Full?
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    Sickle Cell Anemia: Parents – Do You Agree with This Approach to Living in Full?

    Remember the last time you had a bad day? You know what I’m talking about—those times when we come home and plop down on the sofa—and devour a huge piece…

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    Why Everyone Needs to Understand These Important But Simple Facts About IPF
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    Why Everyone Needs to Understand These Important But Simple Facts About IPF

    After watching a rather “dry” physician, a pulmonologist (I presume) on a video (you can watch it here), I felt like there was more to be had. This goes beyond…

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    This Woman with Narcolepsy Made a Decision That’s Freaking Me Out
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    This Woman with Narcolepsy Made a Decision That’s Freaking Me Out

    Oh here’s an article that really grabbed my FREAKING attention about a 20-something Chinese woman who is living with narcolepsy. She has chosen not to take medications for her narcolepsy…

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    Fast Narcolepsy Facts Make More People Slow Down and Pay Attention
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    Fast Narcolepsy Facts Make More People Slow Down and Pay Attention

    I was alarmed and yet inspired by a recent article I read. Narcolepsy affects nearly 200,000 people in the United States, but sadly goes undiagnosed and undertreated. Don’t let this…

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    Outstanding Country Music Star Shares His Valuable IPF Story of Inspiration
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    Outstanding Country Music Star Shares His Valuable IPF Story of Inspiration

    Here are some highlights of an inspirational article I'd like to share... Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company specializing in rare pulmonary diseases, headquartered in Germany, is stepping up to the…

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    Straight Talk: One IPF Woman’s Response to “You Are So Strong”
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    Straight Talk: One IPF Woman’s Response to “You Are So Strong”

    Ohhh, I've got a spark for discussion. I’m verklempt after reading a post from a 30-something woman who is living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). First, it breaks my heart…

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    Morquio Syndrome: How One Inspirational Man Refused to Take “No” for an Answer
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    Morquio Syndrome: How One Inspirational Man Refused to Take “No” for an Answer

    I have a new hero, an Irishman who’s not only gotten some great press and notoriety, this guy has struck gold in the hearts of the Morquio syndrome community! In…

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    PHAT with Cushing’s Disease – This Woman Knows How to Rock It!
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    PHAT with Cushing’s Disease – This Woman Knows How to Rock It!

    I’ve been fat before, but when I was back in 2007, I never felt PHAT—as in “pretty hot and tempting.” So when I read the post about a fabulous, young…

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    NASH and NAFLD: The Truth Behind Real Science Supports Permanent Weight Loss
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    NASH and NAFLD: The Truth Behind Real Science Supports Permanent Weight Loss

    Lying in bed this spectacularly beautiful fall Sunday morning—with my gently-snoring cat, Thelma, I feel so relaxed gazing out the window, watching ruby red leaves fluttering in the wind. But…

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