Joining hands to help patients cope: improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the most comprehensive array of services to patients and families touched by blood cancers. A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma brings many
In addition to my lupus, I also have fibromyalgia. One of my best friends was recently diagnosed with it as well. I love her. I feel that although pain and fibro is something I know a bit about, I can not help her acceptance of this diagnosis. I have seen her in pain both emotionally and physically.
It is expected that over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 15,000 women will lose their lives from the disease this year alone in the United States. Women usually do not talk about gynecological issues, but we need to stop the silence. Ask questions. Get informed. Talk to you do
Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States are observing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., over 12,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, approximately 3,000 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis
WHAT IS SCLERODERMA? Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own body. Scleroderma means “hard skin.” It can cause a thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, it causes serious damage to internal organs including the l
There are two main types of Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form with millions of Americans diagnosed, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. In type 2 Diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insuli
Join in the fun! Add the “Spoonie” Twibbon/ Sticker to your profile pics! UPDATE- OVER 9,200 people have added the spoonie twibbon!
Join in the fun! UPDATE- OVER 9,200 people have added the spoonie twibbon/ sticker on both twitter and facebook! It is amazing to start seeing spoons popping up all over the place. I keep hearing from readers of this site how fun it has been for people in their life to ask "hey what is up with the
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis is a very common condition. The disorder may affect people of any age, but it most commonly begins between ag
I am a competitive person by nature. It isn’t limited to fundraising or professional performance…I’m even competitive with myself. “It took me 15 minutes to blow dry my hair yesterday? I bet I could do it in 10 today!” It’s just the way I’m hardwired. So when I started setting up the a
This week, March 6-12, marks National Patient Safety Awareness Week. This initiative is sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation which was founded in 1997. The goal of this foundation is to improve the safety of care for patients by providing information and education to healthcare provid