Bipolar Disorder Myths and Facts: 6 Misconceptions That Need Debunking

March 28, 2018

If you were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, would that make you crazy? If a loved one told you they had type 2 diabetes, would you henceforth consider them violent and dangerous? If your neighbor lived with ... Read more

I Was Told I Would Die from Epilepsy: Sally’s Story

March 26, 2018

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The name is quite self-explanatory, but it is a poorly-understood and little-known risk people with epilepsy live with. It accounts for 15% of all deaths caused by epilepsy, a figure ... Read more

Seizures, Spasms & Spilled Coffee: My Life with Epilepsy

March 21, 2018

Google ‘things that are purple’ and the first result is, of course, sea urchins. Other results include crayons, violets, eggplants, and – my personal favorite – grape jelly. However, ‘Purple Day’ focuses on something ra... Read more

4 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease That Will Surprise You

March 19, 2018

It might be hard to believe that a woman’s extraordinary sense of smell could be the foundation for a test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, or that a drug addict taking a synthetic heroin was ... Read more

The 10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Blogs to Read in 2018

March 15, 2018

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can come as a shock and will likely entail many questions. While your doctor will be on hand to answer many of these, support, advice, and insight is readily available ... Read more

The Simple Test That Saved My Life: Gail’s CKD Story

March 8, 2018

This week, chronic kidney disease treatment will cost the US healthcare system almost $1 billion, just as it did last week, and just as it will next week. Treatments such as dialysis and kidney transplants are ... Read more

10 Essential Hypertension Facts You Need to Know (And One You Don’t)

March 6, 2018

As fans of idioms will be aware: what you don’t know can’t hurt you. While that may be true of some topics, essential hypertension is most certainly not one of them. The condition stra... Read more

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: My Battle with a Rare Disease

February 28, 2018

When you consider the prevalence of all rare diseases combined, the term becomes something of a misnomer. 1 in 10 Americans – 30 million – live with one of the diseases that fall into the category. That is roug... Read more

5 Simple Steps for Preventing Drug Interactions

February 26, 2018

What do citric fruits such as grapefruits, Seville oranges, and limes have in common with milk, aged cheeses, leafy greens, bananas, yogurt, and licorice? Aside from being delicious, of course, they all contain substances that ... Read more

20 Valuable Blogs for Caregivers in 2018

February 13, 2018

Over the last decade, I have seen my grandfather’s role of loving husband gradually transform into that of caregiver, as my grandmother progresses through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been immensely diff... Read more

Surviving Cancer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

February 2, 2018

On February 4th – World Cancer Day – roughly 4,700 people in the USA will be diagnosed with a form of cancer. In 2030, this figure is estimated to rise to over 6,300, meaning 2.3 million people will be diag... Read more

Living with an Invisible Illness: 6 People Share the Realities of Daily Life

January 31, 2018

“But you don’t look sick,” is a sentence many people living with an invisible illness will often hear when discussing their health. It may be expressed with no malice – or perhaps even be ... Read more

The Trends That Will Shape Healthcare Tech in 2018

January 19, 2018

Apple’s announcement of the Apple Heart Study in September – which aims to utilize the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to detect Atrial Fibrillation – highlighted a trend that is becoming ever more prominen... Read more

Life with Multiple Sclerosis and a Chronic Headache: Robert’s Story

January 12, 2018

Robert Joyce was diagnosed with relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) at the age of 23, and has lived with a headache every single day since a car crash in 2014. Along with sarcoidosis and asthma, his conditions have ... Read more

8 Ways You Can Support a Loved One with Diabetes this Christmas

December 20, 2017

Christmas is almost upon us once more. For many, it is a time when the usual diet, health, and fitness routines are suspended, a little overindulgence is excused, and all is offset with a January ... Read more

This is How Tracking Blood Pressure at Home Can Help 103 Million Americans Living with Hypertension

December 15, 2017

In the time it took to publish a press release, the number of American adults estimated to be living with high blood pressure shot up by 14% last month, to over 100 million people. This was after ... Read more

Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home in 5 Easy Steps

December 8, 2017

Blood pressure is mercurial in more ways than one; not only is it measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), but it is highly changeable and often unpredictable. This can be problematic, as readings from one ... Read more

13 Must-Read Blogs for Coping with Anxiety

December 7, 2017

It is normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if you live a stressful life. But for many people, anxiety is a constant companion, always lurking behind the next corner. An estimated 2-5% ... Read more

Traveling with MS: My New Life in Bali - Part Two

December 6, 2017

In part one of ‘Traveling with MS,’ Richard Boughton recounts his multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2007, and the challenges he and his wife faced in the years that followed. He picks up the story in 2... Read more

My Husband Is Living with HIV: Poppy’s Love Story

December 1, 2017

Poppy Morgan and her husband live a typical family life in the Midwest with their four-year-old daughter. They are a serodiscordant, or mixed-status, couple: Poppy is HIV negative; her husband is HIV positive. Modern HIV ... Read more