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Short Fiction Winners Revealed by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Mon 13 Dec 2010 10:23am Thanks to everyone who submitted a very short fiction piece to both Ben Corman and me. We received a hefty number of entries (I counted until I didn’t want to count anymore, so let’s just go with “a hefty number”), and we read every one of them.  Thank you for sticking to the word count, because 850 words multiplied by a hefty number equals ev ... Read on »
Three Months by SheriK. Health MavenFacebook Posted Sat 30 Jun 2012 6:03am This is a follow-up post to my daughter's guest post about her self-injury. She offers hope and good advice for self-injurers and those that love them or want to help them. There's a little blurb at the beginning of the previous post about Rachel if you'd like to know a bit more about her. She's also very open about her experiences and will be ... Read on »
TV Nursing Dramas: ‘Nurse Jackie’ Needs Healing, ‘Hawthorne’ Offers Hope by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 27 May 2009 11:37pm Nurse Jackie vs. Hawthorne Two TV nursing dramas debut next month.  Only one seems to have potential to represent the real lives of nurses. By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Does the old adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” hold true for TV series?  “You can’t judge a drama series by its trailer?” Well, I took a look at the ... Read on »
24 Hours In Disturbia and Why The Hell is That 8 Foot Cow Staring at Me? by BPChicks Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 2:48pm Uneasy day. Started out with my cracked-addicted stepdaughter calling for money again. Her father turned her money request last night down. I’m trying by best to make him understand that he is not helping her by giving her money. He is being an enabler and that’s all. She came into my life when she was 3 years old. I really enjoyed her. I lea ... Read on »
24 Hours In Disturbia and Why The Hell is That 8 Foot Cow Staring at Me? by BPChicks Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 8:11pm Uneasy day. Started out with my cracked-addicted stepdaughter calling for money again. Her father turned her money request last night down. I’m trying by best to make him understand that he is not helping her by giving her money. He is being an enabler and that’s all. She came into my life when she was 3 years old. I really enjoyed her. I lea ... Read on »
What I Mean When I Say I Have 5 Children [Talking about the loss of a baby] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Dec 2010 6:19pm Willow Tree "Guardian " "Noun: The evacuation of a dead child or organism." Stillbirth. No warning at all, there it was right between "veterinarian: a person who practices medicine or surgery on animals" and "blunderbuss: a short musket of wide bore used for shooting at close range" as if dead babies are as pedestrian as ailing animals o ... Read on »
The Future? by Kristin U. Posted Mon 31 May 2010 12:00am I remember the moment when I realized that my daughter might not make it. By mistake or by will she could very possibly end her own life. Short of actually losing her, it was likely that she would end up hospitalized many times under life-threatening circumstances. Th ... Read on »
Let’s Play A Game…..Who Can Diagnose My Crack-head Sister-in-Law? by BPChicks Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 7:58am Some of you know about my SIL. She’s a mess. Does just about any illegal drug that she can get her hands on. And, if illegal drugs are not available, she has cabinets full of pain meds and psych meds. D….she has also started having seizures. The docs can’t find the origin of them but it is speculated that her many years of multiple drug abuse ... Read on »
Let’s Play A Game…..Who Can Diagnose My Crack-head Sister-in-Law? by BPChicks Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 7:42pm Some of you know about my SIL. She’s a mess. Does just about any illegal drug that she can get her hands on. And, if illegal drugs are not available, she has cabinets full of pain meds and psych meds. D….she has also started having seizures. The docs can’t find the origin of them but it is speculated that her many years of multiple drug abuse ... Read on »
5 Code Cracking Perspectives on Digital Kids by Vanessa Van Petten Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Mar 2009 3:16pm I post a lot about kids online and Growing Up Online Series.  Recently, after going on my media tour with Symantec on their new Parental Control Software, my mind was opened to a bunch of new issues and their solutions…please read on: 1) Curiosity vs. Obsession Many parents have found their kids on a porn website and pro-anorexia site and h ... Read on »