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Need A New Year’s Resolution? Practice Prehabilitation

This New Year's I'm advocating for a new resolution: prehabilitation. It's the opposite of rehabilitation. It's a real word defined as "a form of strength training, aims to prevent injuries before the…

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COPD and Surgery

As a last resort, surgery may be recommended for people with more severe cases of C.O.P.D. Luckily, there are options. Watch this to find out more on each!…

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Invisible Illness: What You Can Do

“Each One Can Reach One” is the theme for this year’s National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, September 13-19, 2010. The annual event, which began in 2002, is the brainchild of Lisa …

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Savoring the Privilege of Walking

Do you recognize disability when you see it? Last week’s post about an able-bodied woman using a handicapped parking space, then suing over the ticket she received, resulted in spirited conversatio…

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Not a Failure, but a Different Ending

A different-than-expected ending is not necessarily a failure. After reaching the top of Alaska's Mt. McKinley in 2004, Wendy Booker set out to become the first person with multiple sclerosis (…

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3 Things You Can Do to Simplify Life with Chronic Illness

Life with chronic illness tends to be stressful, but there are three things you can do right now to simplify your life. 1) Declutter Your Home Clutter interferes with a sense of well-being. To…

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Diagnosis: How to Handle the Beast

Multiple sclerosis. Is that the disease that puts you in a wheelchair or leads to a nursing home? Montel Williams... Richard Pryor... Annette Funicello... all names associated with MS, and isn't the…

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Lie For Me

In the midst of a 30-inch snowstorm, I felt a mixture of unearned guilt and helplessness. From the kitchen window I peeked out at my husband every so often as he labored in the wintery whiteness. …

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Sharing a Life Altered by Multiple Sclerosis

One of the most frustrating aspects of life with chronic illness is the constant state of flux. It is true of all types of multiple sclerosis, and relapsing/remitting MS certainly lives up to the name…

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Life with Chronic Illness: Who to Tell, When, and How Much

You have been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Perhaps the diagnosis was months, or even years in the making. Tremendous relief at finding the answer is followed by a myriad of questions. One of the …

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