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Please Don’t Ask My Dad About Lupus!

If you ask my dad about Lupus he will give you a very seemingly odd answer.  He will always say “Getting a grip on Lupus is like trying to tie up Jello with a string” Most people laugh, look confused, or even attempt to think of how one would even begin to tie up Jello […]

I Never Thought I Would Use A Headset, Until I Tried The Jabra Extreme2 AE Extreme Noise Cancellation Headset

At a conference I recently attended, I was given this headset to try out.  After my recent stroke and history of migraines I usually hate in ear buds, or headsets because they never seem comfortable or the noise sets me off.  I was willing to give this headset a fresh new try when I heard […]

It is 5am. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, not quite night. Painsomnia?

It is 5am. I can’t sleep. We have been here before, me and insomnia. It is a date, we know each other well, but I wish I didn’t. As many times as I am at night,and can’t fall asleep… you never get used to it. It’s a horrible, ugly hour to wake up, not yet morning, […]

My Roulette Kinda Life. You Just Never Know.

I remember going to the bright lights of Atlantic City and watching people play roulette. I would just walk around and watch people. I liked to watch the “high rollers” because they seemed so carefree with amounts of money that would make me sick, if I lost. For a moment, I would love to be […]

Pay it Forward! Friends and Caregivers Raising Money for Medical Musts, Bills, Surgery, Medication etc. Now you can help!

  Know someone with sky-high healthcare bills? You might. Three million households spend 18% of their incomeson out-of-pocket medical expenses.It’s an awful burden, on top of a crisis or chronic illness. Now you can help with GiveForward.How it works GiveForward is like Kickstarter for medical bills. If you have a friend or relative undergoing expensive […]

Dachel Media Update: Mom Jeans... Or Something Like That

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. July 21, 2014, Slate.com: Autism Linked to Common Genes--Environmental causes and specific...

If You Film It, Will They Watch?

If you’ve been following our blog and social media channels this week, you’ve likely noticed we’re producing videos from the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) . Starting on Sunday morning with a message from Dr. Fauci, and continuing throughout the week with highlights from Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Ambassador Deborah Birx, and other senior...

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares a Highlight from Day 3 of AIDS 2014 on Making Better, Smarter Investments to Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

This week, we’ve asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to share daily science highlights from the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. His highlight today was a presentation by Ambassador Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, about how better and smarter investments can bring...

Challenges Related to Disability

This week's Summer Blog Hop Series writing prompt is: Talking Raw, Talking Real: Challenges Related to Disability. While I can't write about the challenges of having Down syndrome, I can write about the challenges I've experienced as a parent raising a child who has Down syndrome. Show More Summary

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Ron Valdiserri and Phill Wilson

p> As the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) continues in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Phill Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute  and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, about what stood out to him so far. During their...

AIDS 2014 Day 3: CDC’s Laura Kann on Adolescents and HIV-Related Risk Behavior

Dr. Laura Kann, head of the School-Based Surveillance Branch in CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, is attending AIDS 2014 to present a study entitled “Unequal Progress and Cause for Concern: Differences in HIV-Related Risk Behavior Trends Among Subgroups of Adolescents, 1991-2013”. The study, which is based on data from the CDC’s National...

Have Professional CGMs Passed Their Prime?

It was only a Powerpoint slide, but it was the scariest thing I ever saw in my life. The slide showed a blood sugar trend line from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), not very different from the ones I’ve seen… The post Have Professional CGMs Passed Their Prime? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Tallygear Carrying Case – Review

Blogger and advocate Melissa Lee reviews the Tallygear Dexcom G4 carrying case — one of her favorite D-products! REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN - PROs: many different ways to wear the product (versatile) allows for personalization with many prints and patterns available all… The post Tallygear Carrying Case – Review appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

NewsFlash: Band-Aid Sized Encapsulation Device Goes to FDA!

We’re making big strides towards a band-aid sized device implanted under the skin of people with diabetes that would release insulin as needed, potentially eliminating the need to check blood sugars, count carbs and dose for insulinShow More Summary

The Princess and the Pea: Only the Pain of the Pharmaceutical Industry Counts

By John Stone Two weeks to go before the publication of Robert F Kennedy jr’s book about vaccine mercury and we all know where we are headed: the same place as last year when Jenny McCarthy was given a job...

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #2: Criminals and Mannequins, Both Fighting HIV Stigma

While my video coverage will frequently illustrate the ways in which the plane tragedy still affects AIDS 2014 delegates and the Australian community, there is also a sense here that the massive conference is ready to march forward and address the task that always remains at hand: fighting HIV. Read more...

Lower Number Of Heart Disease And Stroke Linked To Diabetes

Diabetes is disease in which a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal. In general, there are 2 main types of diabetes, namely Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes results from the body’s failure to produce sufficient...Show More Summary

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Science Highlight from Second Day of AIDS 2014

The second day of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia was filled with scientific findings shared by researchers from around the world. We caught up again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and asked him to reflect...

Dachel Media Update: Cost of Child Vs. Child with Autism

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. July 21, 2014, Examiner.com: Largest study to date shows majority of autism...

New Study Helps Scientists Understand Melanoma Development

Fair-skinned people who tend to burn (rather than tan) from sun exposure have a much higher risk for melanoma than darker-skinned people. On the surface, it appears that the amount of melanin, the natural substance in the skin that determines pigment and acts as the skin’s “natural sunscreen,” would be the only determinant of melanoma […]

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