Doctor Dating 101:  How to Find Dr. Right

Doctor Dating 101: How to Find Dr. Right

Breaking up, meeting someone new, hoping for the perfect match.  Sound familiar?  It should.  Welcome to the frustrating and sometimes catastrophic world of doctor dating. Everyone remembers their first time…the anticipation, the nerves the hope that “he” would be the one.  As the day fina

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Work Smart, Not Hard: The Real World Guide To Fundraising

Work Smart, Not Hard: The Real World Guide To Fundraising

“I’m no good at sales.” “There’s no way I can beg people for money.” “I don’t want to annoy my friends.” “Asking complete strangers for a handout isn’t my style.” If you’ve ever uttered any of these phrases, don’t worry…you’re not alone. Even the most successful o

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Survival Guidelines For Taking Your Kids To Your Doctor Appointments

Survival Guidelines For Taking Your Kids To Your Doctor Appointments

If you’re a spoonie you know that our lives are often times filled with more doctors’ appointments than we’d like. If you’re a mother you know that dragging kids to those war zones appointments can be more daunting than hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and equally as challenging as

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5 Tech Features To Make Life Easier

5 Tech Features To Make Life Easier

1. PC Sticky Notes – I keep a relatively icon and uncluttered desktop with one exception: PC Sticky Notes which came with Windows 7. On my ipad, I use Infinote. These come in handy to keep track of appointments, write down book titles or website names, homework assignment, to do lists, or random n

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“Professional Patient Tip” Get Organized! Your Personal Health Record

It is important for every patient to take an active role in their own healthcare. A personal health record is designed to grow as your needs grow or your health changes, and should be updated as often as needed. It is important to record how your health changes and mark your progress. Take the firs

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Human Connections: Connect with Others to Connect with Yourself

Human Connections: Connect with Others to Connect with Yourself

In order to lead a healthy, well balanced life, it is important to have some special people in your life. This makes you feel connected, loved, cared for and valued. We all need human connections to thrive and also to be the best we can be in this world. There are many qualities that make up a good

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Air Travel Tips for the Chronically Ill: Meeting TSA Regulations, Wheelchair Advice

Air Travel Tips for the Chronically Ill: Meeting TSA Regulations, Wheelchair Advice

(EDITORIAL NOTE: This is an update to TRAVEL TIPS article written for butyoudontlooksick.com by Karen Brauer. This was and still is one of our most popular and helpful articles. Click here to read the original.) If you haven't flown for a few years, you may be confused by the new Transportation Se

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Kissing is Good For You!

Kissing is Good For You!

Kissing helps prevent tooth decay (better than brushing your teeth?) Dr. Peter Gorden, Dental Advisor at the British Dental Association, explains. “After eating, your mouth is full of sugar solution and acidic saliva, which cause plaque build up. Kissing is nature's own cleaning process”, he add

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Re-discovering your local library

I work part time in a public library on Long Island and boy have libraries changed. When my children were younger, the library was a wonderful place where we went to read and pick up books to take home. During the summer, they were excited to take part in a program called Reading is Fundamental, whe

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Top Ten Cold and Flu hints and products

In the winter it's harder not to get sick, than it is to remain healthy throughout the season. For many reasons, we find ourselves grabbing for the tissues instead of our vacation guides. Many of us already are sick 365 (or 366 if it's a leap year!!) days of a year, so we need to get over this whole

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