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My best friend has systemic lupus, it recently has been affecting her kidneys. Her doctor told her it is in stage four, is chemo really the best way to treat this?

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Admittedly, I haven't spent much time with my Wii, since I hired a personal trainer last April. Nonetheless, I just had to get the newest release, Wii Fit Plus, that I fired up today after ...

wii Fit Plus puts more fun in exercise

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I recently went to a doctor , who said that the conditions , were favoring lupus , i was flagged a lot of high and lows , really dont understand the blood work thing , but seems to me like doctors ...

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Now, here's a truly remarkable feat - on his feet: Eddie Izzard triumphantly finishes 1,100 mile marathon around Britain in Trafalgar Square I love Eddy Izzard's wacky "transvestite" comedy ...

Eddie Izzard's 1,105 mile marathon around the U.K.

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The public learned of the dancer/actor's illness just last year. He thought he would beat it, but no. Born in Houston, Texas, he was probably best known for his role in "Dirty Dancing," a film ...

Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer at age 57

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Last night after sex i had the most horrid pain i have ever felt! The only way i can describe it was some was electricuting my insides. It was in my tummy and overies, it would also shoot down ...

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Ovarian cancer is a killer disease. • It is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among American women. • One in 71 women will be diagnosed with ...

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For many of us living in the States, whether American or of other nationality, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was the darkest day in our history. On this 8th anniversary, I still feel anxiety. You ...

The 8th Anniversary of 9/11

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2000 I had a Kidney transplant. Kidney failure due to PKD. 1st in family to show the disease (dominant). Learned I had it after having 4 children. 2 of them have it. They are in their 30's. ...

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I am suffering so much pain in my joints. My knees are just killing me and I can barely walk! My other joints such as my elbows occasionally hurt but not as much as my knees! It cant be growing ...

alysiak commented on Laura444's post Could I be 18 and have Arthiritis?

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1. Eat Brain Healthy Food Certain foods improve your brain's function: foods like leafy green vegetables, fruits and vegetables with antioxidants, soy, and whole wheat provide nutrients that ...

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From time to time everyone has had small white spots on their nails and wondered what caused them to appear, whether they were something to be worried about and what could be done to make them go ...

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I have worked for several days and I think I have finally got my picture uploaded.

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So to kick off another season of her show -- Tyra Banks revealed her natural hair which is by all accounts normal. What's the big hype? Were you interested in seeing her hair? If so, why?

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Are you trying to lose the weight and keep it off? One big key to keeping the weight off for good is to speed up your body’s metabolism! The main problem with quick weight loss programs is that ...

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Delivery of your child is the most important event in a mother’s life. We have our right to choose the birth mode of our child. However, for me, C-section was not a choice. It was ...

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i have scoliosis in the lumber region of my back and i was wondering if it affects pregnancy and having sex.

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i have scoliosis in the lumber region of my back and i was wondering if it affects pregnancy and having sex.

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With all the talk of global water shortages, it’s amazing how much water is actually on the planet – including our own human bodies. More than half of the human body is made up water – in fact, as ...

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Emergencies are scary, especially when a person is not prepared. That’s why it’s important to have a wide array of knowledge, like knowing how to use an epinephrine auto-injector. There doesn’t ...

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I have a question: while working out at the gym, I get dizzy spells. It's really weird! I can spend an hour running on the trail with no problem; but, 30 minutes on the treadmill leaves me dizzy ...

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2000 I had a Kidney transplant. Kidney failure due to PKD. 1st in family to show the disease (dominant). Learned I had it after having 4 children. 2 of them have it. They are in their 30's. ...

alysiak commented on AnneWilson's post Kidney Transplant/Breast Cancer

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My friend's 2 year old was playing on some slippery surface (a "sprinkler park"), and fell. She was not concerned (2 year olds fall all the time, and he had no visible scratches) at first, but ...

alysiak commented on Free2Bme's post Toddler limping and knee or ankle "giving out" without pain, redness or swelling. What could it be?

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I was diagnosed 1/09 with mild ulcerative colitis. I am currently taking 2.4 grams Lialda daily. I also take fish oil, calcium, folic acid, biotin, aloe vera. I need a good gastro in the East Bay, ...

alysiak commented on olivia's post I am experiencing hair loss with Lialda, will it keep losing until I've none left, or does it taper off and does it grow back?

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I’ve lived with cancer a long time, so long that sometimes it’s hard to remember life before it. But hopefully, I’ve learned something along the way. To me, cancer is like that old adage that ...

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As a menopausal woman my ranting can be attributed to a meno-rage. I may get some back talk from writing about this issue, but I feel compelled to vent. When did meetings start requiring food as ...

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So to kick off another season of her show -- Tyra Banks revealed her natural hair which is by all accounts normal. What's the big hype? Were you interested in seeing her hair? If so, why?

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Hello, My name is Amber and Im 16 years old. My symptoms started about eight months ago. I didn't want to tell my mom at first because she has enough to worry about as it is. I finally let her ...

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I'm a distance runner, specifically a marathoner, and belong to or lead a few online running communities. Today, someone asked whether running is good for RA, as a friend of his has this ...

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When I was little, if I scraped my knees, my Mom was at my side pretty quickly with some hugs and maybe even a Popsicle. But if I was running a 102-degree fever and couldn’t keep anything down, ...

alysiak commented on Nancy Drew Fan's post The Challenges of Aging Parents—When is it Time to Step in and Call Their Physicians?

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I love hearing from old friends. Anyone is much better at staying in touch with me than I am with them. But, a sad event was the reason for a call from an old friend. I've never met this woman ...

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Ovarian Cancer Myths Q. Is it true that there are no symptoms in the early stages of ovarian cancer? A. Many in the medical community and a number of medical texts still hold the incorrect ...

alysiak commented on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance's post Frequently Asked Questions about Ovarian Cancer

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I love hearing from old friends. Anyone is much better at staying in touch with me than I am with them. But, a sad event was the reason for a call from an old friend. I've never met this woman ...

Is there a connection between breast cancer and brain cancer?

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I have a question: while working out at the gym, I get dizzy spells. It's really weird! I can spend an hour running on the trail with no problem; but, 30 minutes on the treadmill leaves me dizzy ...

Dizziness during workouts at gym

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Lupus made head lines with Michael Jackson’s death, but now it has made a more positive appearance. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to lupus, so now people can have a better defense against ...

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Last August, my mother underwent an eight hour surgery to remove an olfactory neuroblastoma that had spread from her nasal cavity to her frontal lobe. A few weeks after the surgery, an infection ...

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Last August, my mother underwent an eight hour surgery to remove an olfactory neuroblastoma that had spread from her nasal cavity to her frontal lobe. A few weeks after the surgery, an infection ...

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I'm a distance runner, specifically a marathoner, and belong to or lead a few online running communities. Today, someone asked whether running is good for RA, as a friend of his has this ...

Running with rheumatoid arthritis

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I was spoiled in college when it came to health insurance. For $700 a year, I got health insurance coverage; during my last two years, financial aid covered that cost. While I was in college, I ...

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I was at a Weight Watchers meeting on Sunday and the meeting leader had, in big block letters on a white board up front, the words, "September is the new January!" I had to laugh, because a couple ...

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Two of my running buddies who returned to this season's half marathon training team that I coach are breast cancer survivors. One is recovering from her recent double mastectomy, the other from ...

To BRAC, or not to BRAC, that is the question

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Dead at age 77, Senator Ted Kennedy's battle with brain cancer helped awareness of this disease and left lessons learned. One of my best friends, a breast cancer survivor of about 10 years, ...

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Cancer. This is definitely one of the most dreaded words there is. We usually conjure up images of people making multiple hospital visits, loosing strength, weight and hair, being bedridden and ...

alysiak commented on Dita Faulkner's post The Good News About Thyroid Cancer

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Parenthood has brought me joy like I have never felt before but like many new parents, I had NO IDEA was I was getting into. The constant surprises keep me laughing if I am not crying or asking ...

alysiak commented on Susan Schade's post Things I Took for Granted Before I Had Kids

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9 months ago I had patella femoral replacemnt, deep implant removal and arthroscopy of the meniscus. The first two procedures are fine, however the meniscus has never healed. I will be standing ...

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The news of Dutch authorities preventing a 13 year old from sailing around the world hit the headlines this week. 13 year old Laura Dekker from The Netherlands has been stopped by Dutch ...

alysiak commented on Susan Cody's post Girl Power : Would you let your 13 year old daughter sail around the world - alone?

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Has anyone tried the drink Elations for bone and joint pain? I just saw it advertised on TV and the commercial said it works within 5 to 7 days. Anyone tried it? Does it work? Best in ...

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