National Health Education Week 2020

By: Jennifer Lonergan October 19-23 is National Health Education Week (NHEW). For the past 25 years, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week. Originally, it was run by the Department of Health and Human Services.  SOPHE is a 70 year old nonprofit organization that “promotes the health of society … More National Health Education Week 2020

Letting Go

By: Barbara Schwartz I have had a headache. For two months. It wasn’t a migraine. Didn’t seem to be caused by allergies as anti-histamines didn’t help. It wasn’t crippling and usually wasn’t there first thing in the morning. But by noon, every day for two months, there it was—a slight ache, enough to aggravate me … More Letting Go

From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 2)

By: Sandy Churchill Read Part 1 of From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon. Anger is a tough place to be because it feels like you are actively doing something but you are actually halted in action—like standing in a burst of flame and doing nothing to either escape or douse the blaze. I have been … More From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 2)

From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 1)

By: Sandy Churchill This has been a difficult week. Four doctors appointment in a row, one a day—like vitamins. A diabetic checkup and troubling infection, mammogram, ophthalmologist, and allergist appointment felt like a week-long tune-up that revealed some frustrating news. Blood sugars out of control again… or should I say “still.” The truth is there … More From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 1)

PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly

By: Cheryl Maguire   When you read the word PANDAS, you probably envisioned a cute, cuddly animal native to China. Unfortunately, there is nothing cute or cuddly about the acronym PANDAS which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The disorder was first identified in an article by Dr. Susan E. Swedo … More PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly