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Here's How I Healed my Bipolar Disorder

When my sister took me to the emergency room of the psychiatric hospital in January of 2016, I was simply a mess. I had barely slept for weeks, having visions of an evil, black shadow hovering over me and telling me to kill myself. All of this made me so …

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5 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

In 2016, 179,000 bariatric surgeries were performed in the United States alone. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, more and more individuals are considering the surgery as a treatment option. And while most patients do see significant weight loss immediately after surgery, continuing to lose weight — and keep it …

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I CAME WAY TOO LONG FIGHTING TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

FRESNO, Calif. A Fresno man is taking his fight against multiple sclerosis beyond the country’s borders. He’s seeking an effective treatment that’s available at most major US hospitals but not for MS patients. Every walk around his Fresno neighborhood is a victory for Brian Melton against the disease that, most …

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The Physical Toll Cerebral Palsy has on Parents

As Long as I’m Able As parents of a child with cerebral palsy, Bryan and I have frequently used the phrase, “as long as I’m able”. We knew we would continue to climb the ladders and go down slides with Roa, carry him up flights of stairs to change his …

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HOW I KEEP MY ALLERGIC CHILD SAFE AT SCHOOL

Is your child heading to school with life-threatening food allergies this September like mine is? It’s a terrifying prospect – to give up the care of your child to other people, especially in a situation which could potentially be life-threatening. As a public school teacher who has seen some food …

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See How Bariatric Surgery Brings Bigger Benefits to Women : Study

After Bariatric surgery, women may have a lower risk of heart disease than men, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 2,000 patients whose risk for heart diseasewas assessed in the decade before their surgery and one year after the procedure. All patients had a significant reduction in their …

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29 Ways To Manage Your ADHD At Work

Managing ADHD symptoms at work can be incredibly difficult. So we asked the Social Community and reached out to experts for their advice for staying productive and distraction-free on the job. We spoke to Dr. David Goodman, Assistant Professor at John Hopkins and director of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of …

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An Open Letter To My Kids’ Teachers About ADHD

You’ve undoubtedly been working hard the first few weeks of school organizing your classroom and getting to know a new group of students. Among the nervous and excited kids flooding your classrooms, one of them may be a kid with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)… and one of them may …

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