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The Liver Girl’s Story

Ricki's Story (Liver Disease)

Hey Guys n Dolls! I realized that in these few months of writing I never properly introduced myself. (This realization came to me because of one of FLAGC newest features “Power Stories” where you can tell everyone your story… Awesome feature BTW) So I figured you guys might want to …

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Whole-Grain Popcorn: Is It As Healthy As Vegetables?!

Most people don’t think of popcorn as a health food. Imagining this salty treat may conjure up the of hot popcorn movie theater style – freshly popped corn in a cardboard cup doused with artificial butter and packing over a thousand calories. There’s certainly nothing healthy about this picture. Surprisingly though, …

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Fall Fitness

Change is inevitable as we (reluctantly, if summer lovers) move into the fall season. In addition to the changing color of the leaves, is the changing dynamic of our lives. This inescapable change in nature can have a direct effect on health and fitness if not prepared. Without the extended, …

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Remember the Time…

It’s been 2 months since I finished chemo, and it’s beginning to seem like a distant memory. It’s strange looking back and remembering that every 2 weeks I had to go for chemo, and that every week I’d have a blood test. And what about the fact that I used to have …

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Alyssa’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Alyssa's Story (Lupus)

Hello Fight Like A Girl Club! My name is Alyssa and I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. I am 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I was diagnosed 6 years ago by my rheumatologist and have since been battling with lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease in which your immune …

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Tracy’s Fight Like A Girl Story (RSD)

Tracy's Story (RSD)

My story begins in 2001 when I went to the ER for kidney stones. The IV I had did something crazy and I now have reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Since then, I have also been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune hypothyroidism with adrenal fatigue, as well as parry-romberg syndrome. I have started a …

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