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

Keep Calm and Breathe

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   We all have too much stress in our lives. Unfortunately for most of us, our ability to decrease the stressors that effect us is limited. What we do have control over is how we respond to that stress.  Balancing work, family, finances, and day-to-day activities is a challenging … More Keep Calm and Breathe