Posts Tagged ‘chronic illness’

illness memoirs, “Sick” and “Ask Me About My Uterus”

Women In Pain: “Sick” And “Ask Me About My Uterus”

This month, I am presenting you with a two-fer. I traveled a lot in the last two months and had the opportunity to catch up on, what is to me, pleasure reading. As someone with multiple chronic illnesses (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), I devour illness memoirs. I know this may not be the genre of…

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A Peaceful Shelter

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Rob Streit JN Intern Jewish camps proactively serve the mental health needs of young people. Summer camp is a rite of passage for most Jewish youths. The formative experiences camp affords young adults often carry over into real-world application, such as teamwork and the ability to adapt.…

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aging loved one care for senior citizens senior care.

5 Signs An Aging Loved One Needs Help

Sponsored by Feinberg Consulting     Families that reach out to us for assistance with an aging loved one’s care are usually doing so in a time of crisis. There’s been an emergency that requires immediate intervention. Maybe it was a serious fall, a severe car accident, or a decline due to a chronic illness…

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Leslie Rott. “The Plant-Based Solution” Joel Kahn vegetarian life. vegetarian food. cooking.

Book Chat – “The Plant-Based Solution”

“The Plant Based Solution” by Joel Kahn I have been a vegetarian for about 15 years. At almost 33, that sounds crazy, but it’s true. I gave up meat because I simply didn’t enjoy it anymore, and I was trying to focus on a healthier lifestyle. More recently, as my lupus and rheumatoid arthritis have…

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woman's arm while she is getting her blood pressure checked. doctor and arm to symbolize addiction.

What If We Treated Addiction Like Any Other Chronic Disease?

Sponsored by Feinberg Consulting Imagine you’re at your doctor’s office for a checkup. After asking you some questions, reviewing your medical history and running some tests, your doctor reports that she has both good news and bad news. She offers the bad news first. “Unfortunately, you have a chronic, lifelong disease with no cure,” she…

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