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Family’s Grief Brings Mental Health Issues Out of the Shadows

For Marcie McSwane, mental health awareness has a deeply personal meaning.

She lost her brother, Patrick, to suicide in the summer of 2012 after his nine-year battle with schizophrenia. Since then, McSwane’s close-knit family has been adamant about helping others who struggle with mental health issues, as well as their loved ones, by pulling together community resources to provide the best individualized comprehensive treatment for their needs. Their labor of love evolved into the Peace […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Health, Inspiration|

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Real Action Against Spinal Cord Injury

By United Spinal Staff

United Spinal Association (USA) has partnered with the Cycle For SCI fundraiser, created by Ciara O’Sullivan and Larissa Clifford. The two women just cycled from New York City to Orlando to help improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). O’Sullivan’s […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Health|

Some Call It The ‘Suicide Disease’

Few things compare to constant electrical-like currents with burning hot and ice cold pain. That’s what Elizabeth Seickel, RN, likened Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) to, in terms of pain level.

“It’s physical torture, “said Seickel, “If I didn’t have this condition, I honestly don’t know how I could wrap […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: Health|

SSA Expands Fast-Tracking for Disability Benefits

Coping with a long-term disability can be challenging. It’s even more stressful for individuals waiting on a favorable decision about their Social Security disability claim. Now, imagine the reduced pressure that comes with getting faster results.

On Monday, Aug. 20, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the addition of five […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, SSDI Claims|

A Life Worth Fighting For

By Samantha Smith, Public Relations Director/Newsletter Editor at G-PACT

No one ever expects something like the ability to eat to be taken away from them. You never expect to go to a family function and have to watch everyone around you eat, while you quietly sit there trying not to […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Health|

#BeBold4GP Highlights Gastroparesis Awareness Month

By Melissa Adams VanHouten, Gastroparesis Advocate 

August is national Gastroparesis Awareness Month! We encourage medical professionals, patient groups, family and friends, and the general public to help educate others about this life-altering chronic illness and its potentially debilitating effects on patients and their loved […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: Health|
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