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Rare Disease Day: February 28, 2017

I will never understand why depression and anxiety are the defaults when doctors cannot figure out what is wrong with a sick patient. Just once I wish a doctor had looked me straight in the eye and said, “I believe… Continue Reading →

Music Eases Suffering from Chronic Illness

Music is the universal language. It is our go-to when we are sad, or when we are happy. We have “our” song with our significant other and the breakup playlist for when it does not work out. A mixed tape… Continue Reading →

A Pre-Existing Condition Can Be a Death Sentence

Generally, as long as you maintain continuous coverage, you don’t have to worry about a pre-existing condition. The problem is, someone can lose a job. You could be in the hospital and forget a payment. A check could bounce, whether… Continue Reading →

Dear Diary: This Stalker Called Loneliness

Loneliness creeps in like a stalker. At first, I have no idea it is there, but it is. Deep down, it starts to affect me. Then gradually, as each day passes, it becomes bolder. Eventually it shows its face for… Continue Reading →

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Not As Easy As Trump Thinks

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to use Medicare to negotiate drug prices in a bulk-purchasing fashion. However, last week he did a one-eighty when he met with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry. His plan now has something to… Continue Reading →

#TheResistance: What You Can Do

#TheResistance is a movement that started right after Trump was elected. It’s a grassroots effort to organize and fight against all of the illegal and unethical actions the administration is attempting in the first few days in power. This movement… Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness is a Full Time Job: How to Find Doctors and Give Good Medical History

What most people do not realize is navigating a chronic illness can be a full-time job by itself. Doctors, pharmacies, and insurance companies…compounded by the ever-changing laws and policies they are required to follow…the nicest thing I can say is… Continue Reading →

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Science Is Up Shit Creek Without A Paddle In Trump’s Administration

It is easy to forget that isolationism can and does also include a desire to avoid dealing with “foreign problems” that naturally come back to us. Remember these Trump Tweets from 2014? At this point, I imagine all the Trumpers… Continue Reading →

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the… Continue Reading →

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