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Jun - Jul 2019

Raising Kids While Coping with a Chronic Illness

Shortly after Cathy Roll and her husband, David, adopted their young daughters, they got news that would forever alter their family dynamic: Cathy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). "I had been struggling with pain and fatigue even before we went to Ukraine for the adoption," she recalls, "but after we returned... full article

Organizing the Chronically Ill Chaos

Organized chaos is honestly the best I can hope for most days. By the numbers, my family is as complex as it gets since three of the four of us are chronically ill. Together, we have:... full article

Managing Chronic Pain with Medical Marijuana

Can medical marijuana help patients manage chronic pain? The jury is out, according to research, but it is an option for those unable to manage pain with other medications... full article

How to Properly Use NSAIDs

Many patients with chronic illness also suffer from chronic pain. And, considering the epidemic of opioid addiction, there are, thankfully, nonnarcotic options available that are effective in helping to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. The two types of over-the-counter pain relievers are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen (Tylenol)... full article

Dietary Approaches to Autoimmune and Immune Deficiency Disorders

The number of people developing or living with an autoimmune disease has increased noticeably over the past 30 years. The National Institutes of Health estimates approximately 24 million Americans have an autoimmune disorder, although organizations such as the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association estimate the number to be much higher... full article