Sarah’s Stanford MedX Ignite! Talk On Acknowledging Needs Of Your Caregiver

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Stanford is home to Medicine X (MedX), where the philosophy is that everyone–including patients, caregivers and family members–are equal stakeholders in medicine with their own expertise and valuable stories to share. By creating a culture in which everyone’s voice is trusted and respected, real change can take place in healthcare and medicine. MedX ePatient Ignite! … Read more>>

Kate’s Story: Her Life With Type 2 Diabetes Is Getting Better #T2D

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Our post today is reprinted with permission from the author, Kate Cornell who blogs about life with type 2 diabetes at http://kates-sweet-success.blogspot.com/. — My Life with Type 2 Diabetes: It’s getting better I haven’t felt compelled to write much lately. Sometimes I feel as if I’ve said it all, numerous times. Other times I feel … Read more>>

The Importance of Clinical Trials

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Joining a clinical trial may be the most important step a mesothelioma patient or any cancer patient can make — taking a leap of faith that goes well beyond your own best interest. Clinical trials are scientific studies where new breakthroughs, such as treatments, drugs and other therapies, are first tested on patients to determine … Read more>>

Teresa’s Story: Dear Cancer

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Teresa is a retired special education teacher who keeps busy with yoga, gardening, writing, a husband, a dog and cat, and four grandchildren. She has a blog at www.teresasaum.com where she writes about a variety of subjects. She likes to quote Eve Ensler, “I would never say cancer was a blessing, but it has afforded … Read more>>

Lana’s Story: When Life Handed Me Chronic Illness

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Lana Barhum lives and works in northeast Ohio. She is a legal assistant, patient advocate, freelance writer, and mother. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice on living successfully with chronic illness. She has written for several online health communities, including Alliance Health, Mango Health, … Read more>>

Lisa’s Story: RA Holidays

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Lisa Emrich is a powerful advocate who uses her experience living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis to educate, empower, and inspire people living with chronic conditions. Author of the award-winning blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA, Lisa writes for RheumatoidArthritis.net, MultipleSclerosis.net, and HealthCentral.com. She is Co-chair of the Engagement Committee for … Read more>>

Jen’s Breast Cancer Story: FIGHT SONG!

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As we wrap up our month long tribute to breast cancer awareness, our final story comes from our very own Director of Operations, Jen Kelly, who shares her own personal caregiver story. Thank you to all of our guest bloggers who wrote guest posts for us this month. If you haven’t read them, please be … Read more>>

Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Story: Trilogy of Terror

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Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post, from guest blogger Cynthia, is the fourth in our series. Cynthia is the mother of 3 fabulous now-grown homeschooled children, now married to the love of her life and living in wooded, wedded bliss in a tiny … Read more>>

Claudia’s Story: The Faces of Breast Cancer

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Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post from guest blogger Claudia is the third in our series. Claudia Schmidt, a working mom with two teens, writes a blog about life after her breast cancer experience in February of 2010.  You can follow her at … Read more>>

Breast Cancer: Amy’s Story

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Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post from guest blogger Amy is the second in our series. Amy is a later Baby Boomer, married nearly 40 years, three children, one teenage granddaughter and three cats. After raising her children and caring for her ill … Read more>>