The Stories To Come

Dear Friends, There has been a gentle mist falling over the last three days.  The greyish white cast of the sky has blotted out any trace of sunshine and the days feel damp and dreary.  This is the kind of weather that leaves you feeling unsettled as the ache creeps into your bones.  Admittedly, I … Continue reading The Stories To Come

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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

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