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With HIV, It's Easy to Impose Beliefs on Others Instead of Offering Compassion, Care and Inclusion

In today's world of HIV/AIDS, there is much talk about stigma and how or if it has changed for those of us who live with the condition. It still exists. Read more...

MS Patient’s Pick of the Week’s News: Partners, Traffic, Patent, B-cells, Award

Here’s my Pick of the Week’s News as published by Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Sanofi, ImmuNext Partner to Develop Antibody to Treat Range of Autoimmune Diseases Big news on the business front is the alliance of two companies, Sanofi...Show More Summary

Drake, Like All of Us, Is a Big Fan of Sasha Obama’s Style

Drake shared a photo of Sasha Obama after she wore a hat from his OVO collection

Potentially reversible changes in gene control 'prime' pancreatic cancer cells to spread

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A multicenter team of researchers reports that a full genomic analysis of tumor samples from a small number of people who died of pancreatic cancer suggests that chemical changes to DNA that do not affect the DNA sequence itself yet control how it operates confer survival advantages on subsets of pancreatic cancer cells.

Trying to Find Balance Between Life and Diabetes

Jim Natal was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 30 years old in 1978. 38 years later, he still struggles with maintaining the balance between controlling his diabetes and leading a fulfilling life without worrying about every high or low blood sugar. In his first book of poetry, In the Bee Trees, he shares the […]

Multiple Sclerosis Association, Antidote Technologies Collaborate to Raise Clinical-trial Awareness

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) and Antidote Technologies announced a partnership to increase awareness about clinical trials on multiple sclerosis (MS) and to make important information more accessible. In addition...Show More Summary

Early Detection of PML May Lessen Damage Done to MS Patients Using Tysabri

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with Tysabri (natalizumab) is linked to better outcomes if the condition does not give rise to actual symptoms and is diagnosed early. Limited...Show More Summary

Prospero's Kidney Stone.

In class yesterday, I was doing a speech from Prospero which evoked deep feelings of mortality. It all felt so intense, I had to leave class after doing the scene.But, actually, I was passing a kidney stone. I think I'm still passing it. Show More Summary

Lawrence Solomon: How Vaccine Safety Turned into one of Trump’s First Presidential Priorities

From Lawrence Solomon at With repealing Obamacare, building a wall, cutting corporate taxes and keeping jobs at home all high on Donald Trump’s agenda, the announcement Tuesday that he asked Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to consider chairing a commission...

7 Tips for Meeting Your 2017 Resolutions

By Amelia Dmowska, Ben Pallant, and Lynn Kennedy Dr. Shreela Sharma’s advice for eating well, moving more, and making goals stick in the New Year With the New Year here, lists of resolutions inevitably follow – it’s usually not difficult to pinpoint what should be changed. The challenge often comes in trying to find the […]

Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes: Going to a “High-Risk” Maternal Fetal Medicine Office

Prior to my first pregnancy, my appreciation and trust for the average endocrinologist had been stomped upon and shattered many times. So much so that there really didn’t seem to be any point in seeing an endocrinologist anymore. Instead, I was desperate to create a new diabetes healthcare team that I felt actually respected me, heard […]

AspireAssist Device Successfully Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients

In a recent study, the FDA approved AspireAssist device resulted in more weight loss in obese patients than in lifestyle counseling alone. The AspireAssist System is an endoscopic weight loss device where an endoscopically placed percutaneous gastronomy tube essentially drains about 30 percent of calories from each meal. It features the gastronomy tube and an external […]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Is Closing After 146 Years

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced on Saturday that they will permanently close after 146 years of performances.

Kim Kardashian Recounts Her Paris Robbery in Newly Released Police Report

New details about Kim Kardashian's harrowing ordeal from the initial police report of the crime have surfaced.


Because the word 'invalid' sounds different when it references an argument or a point someone is making than it does when referring to people with disabilities. That little bit of difference makes it sound like it's two different words with two different spellings, it isn't. Show More Summary

I Switched Up My Morning Routine To Curb The Work From Home Blues

Freelancing in sweats and a sheet mask can be a drag. So, I tried to beat the work from home blues by putting on makeup every day.

Why I’m Pro-Choice: Because I Was The Lucky One

Watching both my siblings die from a genetic disease taught me just how important it is for women (and families) to have options.

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