Living a Good Life with Scleroderma

Amy Gietzen was 19 when her world changed forever. She was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease marked by tightening of the skin and joint pain.  Symptoms can range from very mild to life threatening. For Amy, who endures pain on a daily basis, they [...]

By |2018-08-01T18:46:31+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Living a Good Life with Scleroderma

Myositis-Facing the Unknown

In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. It’s estimated that 50,000 to 75,000 Americans live with myositis─chronic muscle inflammation, accompanied by muscle weakness, and for some, skin rashes, pain and fatigue. Kate Boyle bravely put her face [...]

By |2018-08-01T18:47:15+00:00July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Myositis-Facing the Unknown

Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Will YOU Experience Disability?

In May, Allsup is posting a blog series on Disability Insurance Awareness Month, a time when disability and insurance organizations join forces to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your income after a work-disrupting health issue. This series will take you through Five Fast Facts on SSDI [...]

By |2018-05-15T15:03:13+00:00May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Will YOU Experience Disability?

During Mental Health Month, Let’s #CureStigma

Laura Greenstein, Manager, Marketing and Communications, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Why is the ever-present buzz word, “stigma” always so present in the mental health conversation? Why do we continue to bring it up time and again? There are so many pressing issues when it comes to [...]

By |2018-05-10T16:05:43+00:00April 30th, 2018|Comments Off on During Mental Health Month, Let’s #CureStigma

IBS and the Workplace: Three Things You Can Do for a More Comfortable Working Environment

By Tegan Gaetano, Program Director, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) It may come as a surprise to many because  it’s often regarded as a trivial condition, but irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most prevalent and burdensome chronic conditions reported by patients. It’s cited [...]

By |2018-04-23T20:10:48+00:00April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on IBS and the Workplace: Three Things You Can Do for a More Comfortable Working Environment

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Even with hundreds of ways to describe them, it’s still somewhat awkward to talk about the family jewels. During April, you may see T-shirts urging you to “Grab life by the balls” or “Check your nuts” during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Humor is one way to raise awareness [...]

By |2018-04-16T21:27:12+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

True Help in Action for Woman Living with Bipolar Disorder

Heidi Scott* attempted suicide four times. People said she did it for attention. People said she was selfish. People said her problems were all in her head. But after her last suicide attempt, a new doctor said something different. He diagnosed her with bipolar disorder. Despite living with [...]

By |2018-04-16T21:24:20+00:00March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on True Help in Action for Woman Living with Bipolar Disorder

Never a Day Off―Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Some years ago back in another century, I was in the Air Force and based in San Antonio, Texas. We were in between wars at the time, and my fellow airmen and I busied ourselves with the mundane tasks of peacetime. One day, I passed by a young [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:53:08+00:00March 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Never a Day Off―Living with Multiple Sclerosis

How to Heart Your Kidneys

*By the National Kidney Foundation Show your kidneys some love through preventative care. March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to #HeartYourKidneys. When you love someone, you want them to be safe and happy. The same goes for your [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:50:42+00:00March 13th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Heart Your Kidneys

What You Need to Know if You Are Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise for people under age 50, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA). However, the average age of a cancer diagnosis is still 68-72 years old, making it something someone under age 50 rarely anticipates. Support and resources for younger patients are [...]

By |2018-03-26T19:20:06+00:00March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on What You Need to Know if You Are Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer Under Age 50
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