A Lesson In History: Clinical Trials Mean Patients Have Power

Disclaimer: This piece has been entered in the Patients Have Power Writing Contest, run by Clara Health.  It is designed to raise awareness about clinical trials and the importance of breakthrough research.  I am passionate about this cause, as it brings hope to millions of individuals, like me, who have chronic illnesses for which there … Continue reading A Lesson In History: Clinical Trials Mean Patients Have Power

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Grief: Chronic Illness and The End

CW: death Dear Friends, There is something that is weighing on my heart and I needed to get it out.  I need to see the words form, flying across the page in a flash, and spilling out like water.  I need to talk about death and I need to talk about grief.  I generally try … Continue reading Grief: Chronic Illness and The End

Happy St. Patrick’s Day- Now Put Down That Green Beer!

So, today is St. Patrick’s Day. Here in the U.S. it is something of a point to celebrate one’s Irish heritage. Given the historically crummy treatment of Irish immigrants (particularly throughout the mid-19th century), I certainly appreciate the irony where we all proudly claim our Irish ancestry. To be fair, most groups of immigrants face … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day- Now Put Down That Green Beer!

Health For The Americas: WWII, Espionage, & Disney

Today, I thought it would be great to travel back in time and look at healthy eating during WWII. During the 1940s, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs commissioned Walt Disney Studios to create series of cartoons to provide health education for those in Central and South America. "Health for The Americas: Planning … Continue reading Health For The Americas: WWII, Espionage, & Disney