The Looming Cloud of Alzheimers

When we got the news that my mother-in-law’s ovarian cancer had come back (if it ever responded to chemo the in first place), we were speechless – surprised, betrayed, aghast at the possibility that she was going to lose this battle.  We all hang on every positive word out of oncologists.  “We’re encouraged that the …

Simple Steps to Medication Management – Tips for Caregivers

Are you managing, organizing and coordinating medications for a loved one and/or for yourself? According to the report “Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care,” by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the United Hospital Fund (UHF), 46 percent of family caregivers perform medical and nursing tasks for care recipients with multiple chronic physical …

Kindred

“What did you want that you didn’t have while you were a child being treated for cancer?” Without fail that is one of the MOST common questions I have been asked through the years of my survivorship. My answer has NEVER changed: a friend in kind, kindred. Friend is defined as one who is attached …

When Life hands you Lemons…

A guest post from our TweetChat guest – Deb Stanzak who is the Founder/CEO of RonWear Port-able Clothing®. This chat is scheduled for 9/18/12 @8pm ET www.tweetchat.com #treatdiarieschat! The old adage: “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade” is true.  But you have to 1) squeeze them into the pitcher, 2) add sweetness 3) share the goodness!  With …

Curious about Autoimmune Arthritis Disease Types? Meet IAAM!

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (IAAM, pronounced “I Am”) is the first and only nonprofit created to focus solely on primary joint diseases with an autoimmune component.  They realized these 7 diseases (plus Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and the Undifferentiated Connective Tissue/Spondyloarthropathies)* are the most similar to eachother in onset, disease symptoms and treatment plans.  …

What is Donated Cord Blood Used For?

A baby’s umbilical cord blood holds a rich store of stem cells, which have the unique ability to develop into any number of different cell types.  These stem cells, when properly collected, stored and preserved, can be used as a treatment against many diseases and conditions.  Find answers now to common questions about stem cell …

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