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Don’t Like Eating Yoga Mats? Avoid These Brands…

Surely you’ve heard of Subway’s recent decision to ditch azodicarbonamide (ADA) from their sandwich bread - -a chemical foaming agent commonly used in the production of yoga mats and shoe rubber. Good…

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Banned Pit Bull Service Dog Reunites with Retired Cop

I honestly couldn't believe my eyes when I read in Dogster that a Pit Bull mix service dog was banned from Aurelia, Iowa. Jim Saks, a retired cop, and his wife moved there in November to help take car…

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Diagnosis, Denial, Due Diligence

So you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now what? Denial. My own lasted only a few brief moments. The odyssey to diagnosis was a difficult one, and I quickly embraced the sweet relief o…

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Accessible Design Makes Good Business Sense

Business owners take note. Discretionary spending to the tune of $175 billion is at stake. People with disabilities enjoy going out and socializing with their friends and family... and they spend m…

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Multiple Sclerosis for Newbies

When you first learn that you have multiple sclerosis, you will likely experience a range of emotion from relief to fear. Then come the questions. One of the first might be "What is my prognosis …

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Hang On to Your Tin Foil Hats: The Darker Truth About Fluoride

In my first posting on fluoride from earlier in the week, I took a brief look at the common use of fluoride as an additive in toothpaste, as well as other commonly consumed products (soda, tea, and bo…

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The Art of Inclusive Language

Inclusive language can be a virtual minefield for writers, where any misstep can result in offending the reader. Even if the writer lives with chronic illness or disability, the possibility of offendi…

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MS on the Job: Workplace Protections Under ADA

One of the trickiest minefields in the life of a person with chronic illness involves employment. If your symptoms aren't obvious and don't affect your ability to do your job, should you inform you…

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