PALOMA’S STORY: You might not be able to tell by looking at me that I’m actually a former farm girl. I lived my whole life in a small town in the middle of nowhere Arizona on my family’s ranch. While I enjoyed horseback riding and helping my dad gather the chicken eggs, I always had
Vasovagal syncope is a condition that causes people to faint as a result of overstimulation to the vagus nerves. The vagus nerves are two large nerves that control many of the body’s processes that are involuntary (breathing, heartbeat, etc.).
September is ITP Awareness Month, and September 29th is Sport Purple for Platelets Day. This day is devoted to raising awareness and understanding of this disorder. There are plenty of things that you can do to get involved and help to make a difference.
September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, also called World Alzheimer’s Month. It is an international movement to raise awareness about dementia and challenge the stigma that surrounds it. The theme of 2017’s World Alzheimer’s Month is, “Remember Me,” and the focus is around the importance of detecting and diagnosing the disease early. There are all kinds
I’m finding ways to win with Celiac Disease. Don’t get me wrong; Celiac Disease is a lifelong, chronic illness. It is a serious condition. But it’s also my normal. So I’ve found a few ways to empower myself and win with Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease dominates every bite of food I put into my mouth,
Young Stoke: A stroke can happen to anyone: young or old, healthy or sick individuals. It is important to recognize the signs of a stroke, and take action fast. A stroke is an “attack” that occurs in the brain and blocks or cuts off blood flow to any one area of the brain. As a
It’s that time of year again. Children are decked out in brand-new clothes, their backpacks filled with fresh school supplies, heading back to school. Many children are excited, some are nervous, most are a bit of both. If you have a child with Type 1 diabetes, food allergies, or other chronic health conditions or medical
For many students, starting a new school can be difficult. For children with food allergies, it is even more challenging. As a parent, it can be just as overwhelming and difficult. Every school is different, and the faculty and staff will have varying levels of experience in managing children with food allergies. Here are a
Students starting college away from home for the first time have a lot on their plates. When you add food allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, adrenal insufficiency, or any other chronic medical condition or health concern to the mix, it becomes a much bigger challenge. Most kids have never had to take any responsibility for things such