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Invisible Scars

invisible scars

I have many visible scars from various diagnostic procedures over time. I have a scar on my ribcage from my chest drain, a scar slightly under my arm pit, and a scar just underneath my right breast, from my Hodgkin’s biopsy. I also have scars on my arms from cannulas; …

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Where Does It Hurt?

Many people who suffer from not only ankylosing spondylitis, but also other autoimmune disorders are familiar with these four words. The problem with the question is that there is no simple answer. For me, my symptoms can change daily. For example, yesterday I couldn’t turn my neck, but today my …

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Fall Fitness

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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Theress’s Story (Breast & Ovarian Cancer)

Theress's Breast & Ovarian Cancer Story

I was first diagnosed in 1999 with breast cancer. At that time, I had a lumpectomy, radiation & chemo. In 2010, I was diagnosed for the second time with cancer; this time it was ovarian cancer. After I had a total hysterectomy, I also had chemo. My third time with …

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“Supersized” Is Leading to Obesity

Obesity in the United States is common, serious, and costly. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some …

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