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What's wrong with meds? by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 21 Dec 2008 10:21am I was getting my prescriptions filled yesterday- I had taken them to a new place because I found a $25 coupon if you brought in a new prescription. Once we got the insurance all sorted out (a lengthy process since all of the information isn't super obvious on the card), I went to pay for the pills, and the pharmacist asked me this: "Does your ... Read on »
Important Web Links by Stephen B. Posted Wed 12 Mar 2008 10:12pm I'll be sifting through these and checking them and adding one by one to the links section to the right but wanted to post these us now for those who may need them Aging Ageworks - provides graduate and undergraduate education over the Internet, an informational website on aging and continuing educational modules for professionals working in ... Read on »
Important Web Links by Stephen B. Posted Tue 22 Jul 2008 8:23pm I'll be sifting through these and checking them and adding one by one to the links section to the right but wanted to post these us now for those who may need them: Aging Ageworks- provides graduate and undergraduate education over the Internet, an informational website on aging and continuing educational modules for professionals working in ... Read on »
NLM Library Operations Chief Sheldon Kotzin Retires, Closes the Book on a Brilliant Career by nih.gov Posted Tue 26 Jun 2012 4:48pm In the summer of 1968, Sheldon Kotzin made what he calls "a life-altering decision." After getting his masters in library science from Indiana University, he accepted a job offer to become a library associate at the National Library of Medicine. It was, he says, "the beginning of a long and happy relationship with NLM." The relationship ... Read on »
The gospel according to me by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Nov 2009 10:00pm I get a lot (okay, not a lot, but let's pretend half a dozen is a lot) of emails from people who find my blog who are newly diagnosed that ask me lots of questions. How do I keep my BP down? What diet do I adhere to? What alternative methods are available? How do you manage pain? Biggest one of all--HOW DO I STOP THIS DISEASE FROM PROGRESS ... Read on »
Getting Ready to MAKE A SCENE/ Part One by Kristin U. Posted Sat 26 Jun 2010 12:00am I have been trying to figure out why I am so upset after reading Robert Whitaker’s book. Websites and blogs telling the honest truth about the fraud were right there – in my blogroll and tweeted to me daily. They even tugged at my attention a couple of times, but I ju ... Read on »
Another Oldie by Bradley .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 Jan 2013 11:53pm Here's another video that I love and posted several years back. While I'm grateful that meds helped improve my life, I still think the video is funny. Read on »
#988: Learn to Endure Stupidity by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Fri 25 Mar 2011 7:46am You will endure much stupidity early in the course of your waltz with Parkinson’s disease .  You will continue to encounter this stupidity when your meds are still working well in the middle course of the dance.  I’m talking about the people who, when you tell them you have Parkinson’s (or that someone you love has it), reply… “Oh, but he looks ... Read on »
THE REST OF TONIGHT’S MINDFUL MEAL by PrettySmartOne .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 7:40pm I went to Fairway a couple of days ago, so I was mindful [;>] that I needed to do something with the shiitakes. As I chopped and shredded the shiitakes (as I worked, tonight, I realized that the shiitake stems can be shredded, much as maitake can, to give a texture similar to pulled pork) , I thought about my room-mate, Tomoko, who would be ... Read on »
Treating High Blood Pressure by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 08 Apr 2010 10:29am 1 Comment I went for my follow up visit after being diagnosed with high blood pressure. My BP was down, but not enough according to my doctor. So, she put me on a diuretic. Now this may sound weird, but I was not at all upset about it. If fact, I welcomed it. A little weight loss from taking this med will be most welcome. I started doing some res ... Read on »