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Dachel Media Update: Autism and Pollution - Again

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 OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. Dec 18, 2014, Huffington (Reuters...

Douglas Brooks: World AIDS Day & New Year’s Reflection

As 2014 draws to a close, we sat down with Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), to talk about his reflections on the White House’s World AIDS Day 2014 event and his thoughts about the work ahead in 2015 to move closer to an AIDS-free generation. In his review...

The Simple Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

My sister-in-law landed in Dublin this morning after flying through nine time zones to spend Christmas with us. Caryn has gone up Dublin to collect her and they will be back in our little town tomorrow evening. I will have a warm fire, a pot of tea, and perhaps some freshly baked goodies (homemade or [...]

New Video Review of the Asante MySnap Pump

Obviously, we’ve been shouting from the rooftops for years about how diabetes tools should be more aesthetic and customizable. Well, Northern California-based Asante Solutions definitely got the message with their new MySnap insulinShow More Summary

Elton John and David Furnish Get Married, Continue HIV Mission With Millions

A wedding with their kids, close friends, and celebrity guests this weekend capped off a month of speaking out about HIV and AIDS — and making sure the Elton John Foundation spent millions to help people living with the virus. read ...

Softcard Makes Paying by Phone Easy

“I participated in an Influencer Activation (#IC) on behalf of Influence Central for #Softcard. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” It is amazing how much we are able to do with our cell phones now - think...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Can Brain Be Trained To Like Healthy Foods?

It has long been thought that once the brain changed, it could be permanent. But a recent study showed that it might be possible to actually alter how the brain reacts to high-calorie and low-calorie foods by changing one’s eating behaviors. Show More Summary

The New and Old Guard: A Year of Changing Diabetes CEOs

One of the dominating news themes in our Diabetes Community for 2014 has been a shift in leadership at some of the leading D-device companies and non-profit orgs, with some prominent transitions from the old guard to new faces at… The post The New and Old Guard: A Year of Changing Diabetes CEOs appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

A Day in the Life

By Julie Obradovic Recently I was asked by a friend to meet with two moms of young children on the spectrum. She thought I would be a great person to have as a resource. I wrote about that experience on...

Sunday Funnies: Under the Diabetes Xmas Tree?

  Ah, if only THIS were under our Christmas trees…     Thanks once again to fellow type 1 PWD Terry Keelan in California, who never fails to elicit a smile with his popular cartoon series, If Diabetics Ran The… The post Sunday Funnies: Under the Diabetes Xmas Tree? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Hi, Expectations.

By Cathy Jameson Ronan’s birthday is today. He’s twelve. Happy birthday, Ronan. Ronan’s birthday comes with mixed emotions. The mixed emotions are mine, not his. Each year around this time, I expect to turn off some of my emotions. Each...

Ask D’Mine: A Diabetes Question from Santa Himself

Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. The Holidays are here! And we can’t believe who’s writing in for advice for the second year in… The post Ask D’Mine: A Diabetes Question from Santa Himself appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

MySnap Insulin Pump – Review

Longtime type 1 and advocate Melissa Lee reviews the latest customizable MySnap insulin pump from Asante Solutions. {Disclosure: Melissa received a free upgrade and controller unit for review from the company} REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN: PROs: New...Show More Summary

PLAGUE - Praying for "Those Who Are Not Yet My Friends"

By Kent Heckenlively (WARNING!! - To my deeply valued atheist readers, you might want to skip this article and come back to me next week where I will once again be deeply involved in the questions of this world. Thank...

12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing: Day 11 Vaccines 2.0 The Careful Parent's Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family

We owe a debt of gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York. His committment to books about autism is..... well - why don't we let him tell you himself. (Thank you to The Thinking Moms' Revolution...

Dachel Media Update: ABC 7: Alex Spourdalakis' Story

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 OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. ABC7 Chicago, IL Incredible coverage....

Navigating the Storm That Is Multiple Sclerosis

It’s the time of the year here in West Kerry of the cyclonic winter storms. That means that the cold, wet winds with change direction from all points of the compass as weather systems move over our part of the North Atlantic. Two years in and we are still living sans automobile, relying on foot [...]

FDA approves Viekira Pak to treat hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease called cirrhosis. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver that...

Help with Balance for People Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have trouble with balance and a fear of falling, which can have severe negative effects on their quality of life by keeping them away from social events, regular exercise and community activities. And, if they do get out, the fatigue and anxiety of walking can be very taxing. Now […]

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