Monthly archives: February, 2013

Personal Experiences with Scleroderma – Karen Vasquez

My name is Karen Vasquez.  I started a blog called Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis and Box Wine in 2009.  After meeting fellow patients on Facebook and Twitter, I realized not too many people were talking about scleroderma, but I found plenty of fellow patients. I hypothesized that the PR department for disease naming really messed it up …

Each year over a million women are diagnosed with a benign breast tumor or lump.  Many of these are fibroadenomas, the most common type of benign breast disease.  Although not cancerous, half of them are surgically removed at the request of the patient.  It’s a procedure covered by most insurance companies. Of course, surgery is …

The “U” and “I” Words of Symptoms: Urinary Incontinence A Caregiver/Caree Guide to Overcoming Stigma, Embarrassment, Possibly Incontinence Itself and Obtaining A Higher Quality of Life

According to The National Association For Continence (NAFC), over 25 million people deal with a type of incontinence, and it’s important to note that incontinence itself is not a disease, but a symptom. A symptom that, for many, brings on feelings of embarrassment, humiliation and can progressively keep them from living their daily lives as …

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