#chronicillnessVOICE | Morning Edition | 30 May 2018 ~ a health newsletter for everyone! #NotJustPatients

A selection of online health related newspapers/magazines/newsletters/blogs/events


Hope you like our newsletter’s new title and mini-revamp


Twice Daily!   #carenews #careguide #care #homecare #elderly #disabled #chronicillness  #invisibleillness

News from Focus on Disability 

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Twice Daily!   #HealthNews #ChronicPain  #Autoimmune  #Systemic #Dementia #Arthritis #Lupus #Sjogrens #PatientAdvocacy  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness

Life Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Systemic Diseases & Dementia® 

This paper is great for variation, and health related news for disorders that are invisible or not generally heard of.  

Rhia Steele

All aspects of autoimmune/chronic pain illnesses, fighting to survive & grow past them, as I now stand alone to disallow these to get me down.  Published author, writer, activist, Platinum Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation, Advocate for WEGO Health, blog Lupus, RA, Sjogrens’, Health, patient with autoimmune illnesses, and how they can wreck life, or you can make it better, love helping others.

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Twice Daily!   #carenews #careguide #care #homecare #elderly #disabled #chronicillness  #invisibleillness

News from UK Care Guide 

A UK care news site designed to help both those going in to care and those supporting a loved one going in to care.  Their aim  is to bring together all the important information that people will need.

Follow the link below for Uk Care News  >>>

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Daily! #disability #disabilitynews #chronicillness

My Disability Matters News & Opinion Digest |  See TODAY’s headlines | 30 May 2018

Headlines for today >>>

  • Trio of disabled politicians welcome ‘partial victory’ on Access to Elected Office Fund
  • Government continues to fail the blindness and low vision community
  • Motability faces calls to increase grants or cut prices

Further Reading

  • Making disability support work across real lives
  • Office for Disability Issues staff levels have plummeted since 2010
  • Survey of disabled members finds discrimination within Labour party
  • Equality watchdog considering legal action over rail service
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing

Visit and sign up here for Worldwide Disability Matters DAILY News



Twice Daily!  #Fibro  #ME #CFS #ChronicPain #invisibleillness

Fibromyalgia ME Chronic Pain is out!  

How it’s Costing You in Happiness, Financially and in Your Relationships!

Why not visit and sign up >

“Life doesn’t have to be over when you are chronically ill, you just have to reinvent yourself and what you do… Fibromyalgia, ME, Chronic Pain… We can help” – Fibromyalgia & ME news

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#brain #mentalhealth #chronicillness  #invisibleillness

The brain and mental health voice is out! | selection by Valeria Duflot 

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Valeria Duflot – Paper Li

  • #Socent
  • veneziaautentica.com co-founder
  • Striving for sustainable, community driven, eco-friendly innovation in the fields of health, culture, innovation and travel
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Updates every couple of days!




 Latest!   #mentalhealth #depression  #anxiety #stress #chronicillness  #invisibleillness

Psych Central  |  Psych Central  Daily Newsletter  |  29 May 2018 

Headlines for today  >>>

  • Is O.D.D. a Real Disorder or Are Kids Just Missing Discipline?
  • 7 Ways to Live a Creative Life
  • Psychological Distress Linked to Internal Goal Conflict
  • Brief, Intense Exercise May Appeal to Inactive People

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#disability  #disabilitynews

Disability News Service (DNS) 

A great site for health and disability news 

Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 20 years.

He launched DNS in April 2009 to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect the lives of disabled people. 

Read more Disability News Service – About us

Visit the website to check out their latest disability news >>>



DAILY!   #chronicpain  #chronicillness #painmanagement

The Chronic pain Daily |  Support from Coach Amber Rose  | paper.li

Editor’s note

Information is readily available but deciding what is important for you can be overwhelming. I hope that you find good information in these articles. Thriving with Pain has webinars, group coaching and individual coaching to support your 5 steps to Thriving with Pain. I have lived with chronic pain for over a decade. I am well now and know that a flare can happen.

Check out >>>> www.thrivingwithpain.com 


Visit the paper to find out what stories / articles Amber has selected for today  >>>



Other Newsletters / Magazines / Blogs of interest including  > > >

In the Chillout Lounge!

Indian Meditation Music: 20 minutes Indian flute music, Yoga music, relax music, soothing music 49Y1 |  NuMeditationMusic |  10 May 2018



 FibroFlutters continuously

Advocating for a Multi-Disciplinary approach to all aspects of medical healthcare. With a model approach using all the ‘stakeholders’ I’ve designed a patient’s perspective of what patient-centred care, patient-included, patient-involved, patient-centric should look like and involve, that’s everyone by the way! 
You all need to pitch in!!




Awareness Campaigns

Got a campaign you’d like to share, drop me an e-mail, Carole at fibroflutters@gmail.com



#GlobalSurvey #Research #Rheumatic # Musculoskeletal #RMD #SoMe #SocialMedia

Shared via Simon Stones | Twitter | 28 May 2018

Do you have a rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease ()? If so, you’re invited to take part in a global survey looking at what people with RMDs think about using for health-related purposes.

To take part follow this link to the study >>>


About Simon >>>

Follow on Twitter >>>  Simon Stones  @SimonRStones

BSc (Hons) • Doctoral Researcher in Child & Family Health •  &  Member •   Trustee • Patient Consultant/Leader




#NHS70 #NIHR  #IAmResearch

Please sign and support new research

Thunderclap ~ NIHR I Am Research & NHS70 |  by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) |

Thunderclap ~ NIHR I Am Research & NHS70

NIHR I Am Research & NHS70

I share this campaign as a Patient Research Ambassador for NIHR #PRAI

Carole Sian Scrafton ~ CEO FibroFlutters / Founding Five Member FibroFlutters / Patient Group Leader / Patient / Patient Expert

#ResearchAdvocacy #HealthAdvocacy #PatientAdvocacy



Im-patient UPDATE 

Thankyou to everyone…

…who has participated in the ‘Impatient’ survey, your ideas and thoughts have been collated and are being discussed, by the Steering Group, already, for the ‘Impatient’-London event in October, and the ‘Impatient’ Philadelphia is now also developing/

Keep a check on how things are going by visiting the website



We’re putting on a pharma conference where patients are the ones to design, create and implement the programme. This way, patients really are setting the agenda.


The Im-Patient Summit - Logo



#The Big Leap #MS
Take a leap on the wild side and help stop MS.  |  MS Society

‘On Sunday 2 September, join our team of daredevils and take the leap of a lifetime at our brand new and exclusive MS Society skydiving day, the Big Leap.’  MS Society

The Big Leap Take a leap on the wild side and help stop MS.


#MillionsMissing  #MEAction

#MEAction |  Daily Digest: Contact Congress to Ask for Support for #MILLIONSMISSING

Daily Digest: Contact Congress to Ask for Support for #MillionsMissing

#ME It is way past time for recognition, ME must be taken seriously!

Visit #MEACTION website and join many other ME and CFS patients >>>





#research  #brain  #chronicpain  #painmemory  

Stopping a Pain Memory Before It Forms: A SPOT-ON Approach |  Nathan Fried |  Relief News 

Now, researchers report a novel strategy to stop a pain memory from ever forming in the first place, in a mouse study.  A new drug has been to found to halt the ‘creation of proteins that set pain in motion’, according to a recent study in mice.

Visit the Relief News for their latest headlines and you can also opt-in for their e-newsletter updates >>> 

To read about the research in more detail, see the related ‘Lost in Translation: Without New Proteins, Chronic Pain Cannot Take Off’, Nathan Fried on 21 Feb 2018 IASP Pain Research Forum news story here.





#healthcare #healthcareprofessionals #HCP #MSA

 Multiple System Atrophy Trust | Health and Care Professionals Study Day

We are pleased to announce our next study day for Health and Care professionals will be held in Newcastle on 11th October 2018.

Multiple System Atrophy Trust | Health and Care Professionals Study Day

About the Multiple System Atrophy Trust  >>>




#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #AI #analytics #digitalpatient   

LATEST!   Digital Health Digest | 25 May 2018 

Feature  >>>

  • IBM’s Watson Health about ‘augmented intelligence for clinicians’

Clinical software  >>>

  • Special Report: Electronic Document Management


  • The CIO interview: Andy Laverick, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

AI and analytics  >>>

  • Population Health Management – Advisory Series, May 2018

Other News headlines >>>

  • Clinical software | Barnsley Hospital signs up IMMJ’s e-doc management system
  • AI and Analytics | Medopad among companies benefiting from government trade support
  • AI and Analytics  | Royal Liverpool taps Deontics AI smarts for heart attack treatment support
  • AI and Analytics  | Microsoft and GOSH partner for artificial intelligence in healthcare
  • Shared Records  | BridgeHead strikes wicket VNA deal with England and Wales Cricket Board

Link to the newsletter with many more stories / posts and news to read >>>

Link to their homepage on WordPress where you can read more digital health news and opt-in for newsletters  >>>

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#Migraines #guilt #hurdles #copingstrategy

STUCK IN A GUILTY BUBBLE | VICKY (GUEST WRITER) |  Migraine Mantras  |  25 May 2018

Opening paragraph:

‘When suffering from a chronic illness, the feeling of guilt is one you can often find yourself getting a little too used to. Although, deep down you know things are not your fault or things are not always in your control, you cannot help that guilty feeling in the pit of your stomach when you are not always one hundred percent yourself. We all have bad days and that is completely okay, but it is accepting that it is okay that is the hurdle and celebrating the positive things.’

Read more via this link>>>

Visit the ‘MigraineMantras’ WordPress blog for more posts and opt-in for their Weekly Digest newsletter  >>>




#genderpaygap #medicine #jeremyhunt #femaledoctors #careerprogression #medicalhealthcare

Jeremy Hunt vows to tackle gender pay gap in medicine  |  Press Association |  The Guardian | 28 May 2018

Health secretary launches review addressing the obstacles female doctors face in their career progression

Visit The Guardian for more news via the following link where you can also opt-in to subscribe, and be a supporter, like I do and be kept informed of latest news and also their latest offers >>>

Note taken from ‘The Guardian’ website to its readers
“Thank you to the many people who have already supported us financially – your contribution is what makes stories like you’ve just read possible. We increasingly need our readers to fund our work so that we can continue holding power to account and producing fearless journalism.” From the Guardian

Even as little as £1 can help them make a difference!



#NOTjustPatients #socialmedianetwork #digitalhealth #advocacyplatform #MAYOclinic #MCSMN

Weekly Digest | Mayo Clinic Social Media Network (MCSMN)|  28 May 2018

“After being, recently, introduced to this advocacy platform I can thoroughly recommend folks joining and making use of the Network to help empower themselves, and those of others.

I have been a fan of MAYO clinic for years so am really grateful to have access to such a great platform, especially not being a US resident but rather from UK.  However, FibroFlutters do have many readers from the US and helping to provide you with safe places to go to online holds as much importance to us as finding safe places for our own UK readers to go to.

There’s access to discussions, webinars & MCSMN Blog  depending on membership selection from Free, or, Premium.  Please note that e-patients and students receive a special rate.

I certainly look forward to using it more, and hopefully making a few new friends along the way.”

Carole Scrafton ~ CEO FibroFlutters / Founding Five Member


Link to the Weekly Digest for 28 May 2018  >>>

Do you think this is a network for you?, or maybe you know someone else who might benefit from it’s services?

You can join the MCSMN via the following link >>>




#Arthritis #LivingwithArthritis #Arthritisdiet #Musculoskeletal #Rheumatology #nutrition 

Arthritis Foundation News | Nearly 75% of Arthritis Patients Struggle with Arthritis Daily | 29 May 2018

Arthritis Foundation say…  >>>

We teamed up with Nielsen to gain actionable research results that will help us create new tools.

Thanks to the help of the folks at Nielsen, we have actionable research results to guide us in creating new tools that can help people face the everyday challenges of arthritis.to)

Visit The Arthritis Foundation website to subscribe to their newsletters and to find all kinds of information and support >>>




If We Don’t Ask, We Don’t Get and If We Don’t Tell, They Will Stop Asking | Terri Lewis, Ph.D.  |  National Pain Report  |  28 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘As many of you know, there’s suddenly a lot of interest in the opinions of chronic pain patients. Dr. Terri Lewis has been an advocate for the chronic pain patient—her own father and son fall into that category—and she writes tonight on the importance of the chronic pain community contributing to a number of surveys that are underway.’

Visit the National Pain Report website for more readables and opt-in for their newletters  >>>




#HealthAdvocacy #healthcare #patients

Health Hats  |  You say you want a revolution  |  By Danny van Leeuwen  |  27 May 2018


‘One of the things that Victor said was that reformers are important, but healthcare is not designed for health and wellness, care and kindness. The entrenched forces will not fundamentally change with reform. It needs a revolution, a patient revolution. I’ve never been good at putting other people’s labels on myself – I don’t know if I’m a reformer or a revolutionary. During my professional and now activist career, I’ve seen myself as a catalyst for change – sustainable change that continues when you’re gone.’

Visit Health Hats and opt-in for their new posts via e-mail >>>




#MEActionDaily Digest: It’s Not “All in My Head”: Living with a Misdiagnosed Disability Five Years on. Volume Two   | 23 May 2018

Read: Volume One here. 

Other headline:

  • Who is advising the Australian government on ME and CFS research and treatment guidelines?

Catch up on the latest actions and news:

  • The NIH Plan for ME is Dismal
  • Calling all Patients: Fill Out the Research Survey about PEM
  • Just Invisible: Medical Access Issues for Homebound/Bedridden People
  • Inquest Rules Merryn Crofts Died Due to Severe ME
  • UK Call to Action: Ask Your MP To Sign EDM 1247!

Visit #MEAction website and register, you can also opt-in for the ‘Daily Digest newsletters  >>>



Get involved with #healthresearch in #Salford and #Manchester

Are you interested in #research?

Would like to get more involved, or know what research is going on around you?

Visit The ‘Citizen-Scientist’ website and take a look around, if you like what you read you can opt-in for newsletters  >>>


About #CitizenScientist  >>>


A CURRENT study opportunity:  Testing a new technology to reduce chronic pain

Study summary
The Human Pain Research group based at Salford Royal is trying to develop new technologies that can measure and treat changes in the brain that might contribute to chronic pain.

The research team are exploring a new approach aimed at reducing the unpleasantness of pain for people living with fibromyalgia and/or osteoarthritis using sound stimulation.

 Citizen-Scientist Tags ~   , , 

Read more via this link  >>>


Posted on 14th March 2018 by Jess Zadik


A study update:  Cloudy with a chance of pain – preliminary findings

Citizen-Scientist Tags ~    

Cloudy with a Chance of Pain is a large smart-phone based research study examining the link between weather and pain. 

Read more via this link  >>>


Posted on 14th March 2017 by Natalie Balmain




#MedicalProfessionals #Dermatologists 

#Rosacea  #skin #dermatology  #mentalhealth

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Dermatologists Be Concerned? | Suzanne Bujara | Dermatology Advisor  | 22 May 2018


‘Rosacea breeds low self-esteem, which in turn leads to social isolation.1 Historically, rosacea was thought to be a sign of psychiatric illness or alcoholism, which only contributes to existing poor perceptions of the disease.1 Anxiety associated with rosacea creates a vicious cycle, as embarrassment tends to exacerbate the physical blushing associated with the disorder.1’

Visit Dermatology Advisor for more readables aimed at PROFESSIONALS  >>>




#MedicalProfessionals #MentalHealth #Psychiatry  #PsychiatryAdvisor  #CurrentTherapies  #EmergingTherapies

Insights Into Treatment-Resistant Depression:  Current and Emerging Therapies | Ask the experts:  James Murrough, MD, PhD  |  Psychiatry Advisor  


  1. Why are high rates of partial or inadequate responses to first-line antidepressant therapy seen in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)?
  2. What are the risks associated with partial or inadequate MDD treatment?
  3. What are the current challenges associated with treating patients with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)?
  4. Can you discuss the potential therapeutic role of modulating pathways outside of the monoamine oxidase pathway in MDD? This may include opioidergic, ionotropic, and metabotropic glutamatergic receptor modulation.
  5. Can you briefly review your general treatment algorithms for patients with treatment-resistant depression?


Read James Murrough’s, MD, PhD answers via this link  >>>

Quoted from end of article  >>> 
Insights Into Treatment-Resistant Depression:  Current and Emerging Therapies
Disclosures: Dr Murrough has provided consultation or scientific advisory services to Allergan, Novartis, Fortress Biotech, Janssen, Medavante-Prophase, and Global Medical Education.

Visit Psychiatry Advisor for more readables aimed at PROFESSIONALS  >>>




#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #speechrecognition #medicalspeechrecogniton

Dictate.it launches next generation medical speech recognition | Digital Health | 22 May 2018

Quote from the text:

“The engine, a first for a UK health supplier, is available to all registered primary care practitioners on a free trial basis from the 22nd May 2018.”


#digitalhealthnews #digitalhealth #healthmanagement  #LHCRE

Will population health management make or break the LHCRE programme? Read the Advisory Series  | Digital Health | 22 May 2018

Quoted from text:

‘Population health management (PHM) is often touted as key to ensuring the sustainability of the NHS. But, as Owen Hughes reports, there will be barriers to overcome along the way – not least the challenges of linking previously disparate datasets.’




#chronicpain #opioidcrisis #patientvoice

Chronic Pain Survey Showing Gaps in Care| Ed Coghlan  | National Pain Report  | 22 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘They are interested in speaking with patients and providers about their experience. I filled out the form recently–identified myself as the editor of the National Pain Report and received a response email asking that we tell you about the opportunity to comment.’

Visit the National Pain Report website for more posts  >>>



#Diabetes #advocacy

Diabetes Blog – Happy-Medium.net | So, you want to be an advocate | StephenS  |  17 May 2018


‘A survey is underway to gauge the quality of care that chronic pain patients are receiving. The survey, prepared by Terri Lewis PhD and being promoted by the National Pain Report and others, is receiving brisk response.

Dr. Lewis, who is a pain patient advocate, is using the survey to present at the July 9 FDA Public Meeting for Patient-Focused Drug Development on Chronic Pain.’

Read more via this link >>>

Visit Stephens blog for more posts >>>



#Healthcare #cybersecurity

The State Of Healthcare Cybersecurity (Part 1) | Anne Zieger|  21 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘Healthcare data has never been under more outside threats than it is today. For a number of reasons, this data has become more attractive to cybercriminals and can be sold on the dark web for a pretty penny. Not only that, emerging threats like ransomware attacks are hitting home and wreaking havoc with the institutions they target.’

Read more via this link  >>>

Visit the EMR and HIPAA website to sign-up for their newsletter >>>



#infograph #chronicpain #backpain #paintreatments  #patientvoice #chronicwarrior #fibromyalgia

Ice vs heat for pain, which works for you ~ Infograph | Barmac5 | backpainblog UK | 20 May 2018

Check our Bar’s WordPress Blog for more posts and useful reads >>>



#hypersensitivities #Foodallergies  #Food  #Allergies  #Prevention #Treatment #chronicillness #MDvoice

Straight, No Chaser: Prevention and Treatment of Food Allergies |  JEFFREY STERLING, MD  |  20 May 2018

You can read more advice from MD Jeffrey Sterling via his WordPress website >>>

Rather poignant read for me this morning as I am off to be tested for coeliac sensitivities today, just a blood test.  If it comes back negative I guess I’ll be going through food sensitivity testing of some kind to hopefully find the cause of my #stomachpain #sensitivegut  ~ Carole Sian aka fibrofly73


I love this!

#pharmavoice #health #socialcare #jargonbuster 

Health and social care jargon buster  |  A Prescription for M.E.  |  Emily Beardall  | 19 May 2018

Quotes from post:

This great A-to-Z from Think Local Act Personal is good to have handy:

Visit Emily’s WordPress blog for more information, news, and articles related to the medications and treatments for ME  >>>

About the Author  >>>



#STATnews  #FirstOpinion #FemaleLeaders  #Innovation #Biotech #Medtech 

STAT NEWS ~ First Opinion  | More female leaders will help drive innovation in the medtech and biotech industries | MELISSA BURSTEIN  |  15 May 2018

See what other news stories are under the category of ‘First Opinion’ by STAT news  >>>

Sign up for their newsletters when you visit the website via this link  >>>




Particle shows promise to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer
A tiny lipid-based particle could deliver a drug that would fight the spread of triple-negative breast cancer. Credit: Illustration/Diana Molleda

#breastcancer #research shows promise!

Particle shows promise to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer | Cristy Lytal |  University of Southern California  |  18 May 2018


‘USC researchers have pinpointed a remedy to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women. The findings appear today in Nature Communications.’

Why not visit ‘University of Southern California’ website and take a look around  >>>




Humira does not improve aortic vascular inflammation in psoriasis patients
Severe psoriasis. Credit: Penn Medicine


A bit of a blow?! #Research #aorticvascularinflammation  #Humira  # Psoriasis

Humira does not improve aortic vascular inflammation in psoriasis patients  | Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania  |  18 May 2018 

I have heard many of my fellow Psoriasis Warriors who love this medication for their psoriasis as it works wonders, apparently, so this is a blow regarding future treatment for ‘aortic vascular inflammation’,… but not overall. (my opinion of course but I’m not a scientist!).  Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is associated with increased vascular inflammation.

Why not visit ‘Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’ website and take a look around  >>>




#Wearabletech and Emergency Rooms, will they help with overcrowding!?

Could wearable tech address issues caused by overcrowding in emergency departments?  |  Ellen Goldbaum  |  University at Buffalo  |  18 May 2018 

Opening lines:

‘It isn’t surprising that when hospital emergency departments become overcrowded, care becomes more fragmented, but a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found that technologies designed to track and eventually improve staffing levels must be judiciously chosen.’

Why not visit ‘University at Buffalo’ website and take a look around  >>>




#GDPR & the new Privacy Laws.  What do they mean for you?

What’s changing and what’s not under new data privacy rules | Anick Jesdanun  | physorg.com  | 18 May 2018 


‘Not much will change for you, at least right away; companies will keep on collecting and analyzing personal data from your phone, the apps you use and the sites you visit. The big difference is that now, the companies will have to justify why they’re collecting and using that information.’

Read more by following this link  >>>




#Nutrition #Vegetarian #diet #Recipes #HealthyFood

Patient Newsletter  |  Subject:  Is it time to go vegetarian?  |  16 May 2018

Opening to newsletter >>>

‘The big benefits of a plant-based diet

It could be time to shift the focus on our plates and make room for plants. Such eating habits would lower the risks of diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.’ 

Try something new for National Vegetarian Week


  • How to go vegan healthily
  • Is red meat bad for your health?
  • How to eat more vegetables without even realising
  • Can eating spicy food help you lose weight?
  • Sweet potato and spinach chilli recipe
  • Coconut energy balls recipe

Read more articles / posts from the newsletter by following this link  >>>

Visit the Home Page and register for patient access as well as newsletters >>>

Patient work in partnership with the NHS




#Diabetes #DiabetesManagement #MedicationTherapy

Diabetes Self-Management Magazine | Managing Diabetes / Treatment Approaches | Title: Medication Therapy | Updated May 15, 2018

Published July 22, 2014 by Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, and Gordon Parmley, PharmD


‘Healthy eating and physical activity are always components of a diabetes treatment plan. For people with Type 1 diabetes, insulin is always a necessary part of treatment, and it is often used by people with Type 2 diabetes as well. However, people with Type 2 diabetes usually start medication therapy with oral medicines.’

Read more by following this link >>>

You can subscribe for the magazine and / or the Diabetes Self-Management  e-zine via their website >>>




#Migraine #ChronicPain #chronicillness #healthadvocacy #Migraineawareness

The Migraine Mantras | May E-Newsletter | 16 May 2018

The Migraine Mantras ~ May E-Newsletter

The Migraine Mantras have partnered with Chronic Migraine Awareness Inc.

for #MHAM18!

Find out how you can get involved via visiting the link above



#Migraine #migrainesymptoms #patientvoice #bloggers #ChronicPain #chronicillness #caregivers

Main Headline: Survey Sheds Light on Common Migraine Symptom | Migraine.com weekly | 16 May 2018

Headlines >>>

  • A Survey Sheds Light on a Common Migraine Symptom Lisa Robin Benson
  • The Unfunny Meme #purpleproject
  • Booking My Birthday Vacation at Last The Migraine Girl
  • Pulling Up Roots: Envisioning a Life Free of Migraine Holly Baddour
  • As A Caregiver: Do You Know What to Do? Steven Workman
  • You’re Too Expensive Amanda Workman

Featured story:  Tough Cookie 

Read all of the above via this link >>>

Check out their website for information and more posts / articles.  If you enjoyed this newsletter you can sign up for the magazine or newsletters via this link  >>>



#patients #patientcommunity #patientsnetwork #chronicillness #invisibleillness

http://www.healtheo360.com | Register for a ‘PATIENT’ community and ‘Tell your story!’

Join a Caring Network
healtheo360 is a community where patients can connect with one another for support, inspiration, and motivation.

About healtheo360  >>>

Opening paragraph:

‘The healtheo360 community includes patients, their caregivers, family members and friends who come to share their personal healing stories so that others may find inspiration and motivation as they go through the journey of living with their condition. Members share their health related stories and learn from each other through discussion. We encourage you to upload your story via video testimonies but we also offer blogging for those who are more comfortable with that method of sharing. At healtheo360 we believe in the healing power of story telling and how beneficial it is to share your story as well as to learn from other people with similar experiences.’

Follow this link to join in  >>>







#EDSawarenessmonth  #EDS #HSDs #JHS #hypermobility #May2018EDS 

MOVING INTO THE LIGHT | The Invincible Summer | 15 May 2018

Opening paragraph:

May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome awareness month. I wrote this in hopes of giving a better understanding of how *I* have experienced EDS throughout my life; keeping in mind that EDS is a spectrum meaning some people barely have any symptoms and can live normally and some have more severe symptoms. – Author, Kathleen Elizabeth

Read more via the following link  >>>

Visit Kathleen at her WordPress blog for more posts and real-life reads  >>>

For EDS support – US – The Ehler’s Danlos Society >>> 

For EDS support – UK – Ehler’s Danlos Support UK  >>> 




#chronicblogger #painmanagement #science #technology #paindevice

I Told You I was Sick | My Review of the Benepod Pain Management Device | 15 May 2018


‘Since the rise of the opioid crackdown, more and more people just like you are seeking alternative pain relief. Dietary changes, supplements, and electronic pain relief devices are among the most popular choices for drug-free pain relief.

Benepod offers electronic pain management in a small, convenient, and affordable unit.’

Visit Jaime’s site for more reviews to read and sign-up for newsletters  >>>

  • itoldyouiwassick.info/
  • Jaime’s Disclaimer: I have been given a Benepod for review as a gift, but this has in no way influenced my comments on this piece.




How to gain control over #osteoarthritis #OA and keep it

Get and Keep Control of Your RA | Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog | Arthritis Foundation  |  14 May 2018 

Get and Keep Control of Your RA

When your disease is under control, you may be tempted to stop taking your medication. But doing so is NOT a good idea.

Advice from Arthritis Foundation


‘Most doctors begin hard-hitting treatment as soon as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is diagnosed. Research shows that even in the first months after diagnosis, joint damage can occur if the disease is not treated aggressively, says Paul Howard, MD, a rheumatologist at Arthritis Health in Scottsdale, Ariz.’

Link to the post >>>

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FREE eBook – #selfpublishing #publishing & #marketing 

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  3. Maybe, you’re stuck at home with limited capabilities bored out of your mind and cannot think of how to challenge your brain and keep yourself busy, or distracted. 
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#Pharma #Japan #Leadership #DrugPricingReform #LONGREAD

Leadership In Japan | Ross Davies | eyeforpharma | 11 May 2018

‘In the face of new drug pricing reforms, the need to nurture strong leadership is imperative, but not without its challenges.’

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We believe the industry must focus on a business model combining service with product, with patients at the center.

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#PsoriaticArthritis  #Arthritis #PatientVoice #Patients 

Meet 3 People Living with Psoriatic Arthritis | Arthritis Foundation | 11 May 2018

Meet Richard, Nandi and Andre

If you have PsA, you might be inspired by the stories of three people living with the disease. 

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Latest!  #stressresources #stress #mindfulness #meditation

May 2018 Newsletter from Stress Resources  |  Pamela Ressler  |  May 2018

Quoted from the home page:

‘Stress Resources specializes in providing individuals and organizations with strategic, sustainable tools to build resilience and mindfulness. Our goal is to empower your creativity, productivity and leadership’  

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Latest!  RONNY ALLAN – LIVING WITH NEUROENDOCRINE CANCER NETwork with ronny© | RonnyAllan.NET – Community Newsletter| 30 April 2018


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#Fibromyalgia #fightfibro #Fibro2018 #fibroawareness #shoutitloud #Patients #JustGiving

Fundraising to raise £20,000 for Fibro drop-in centre  |  Rock Off Fibro ~ Fibromyalgia awareness

Quoted from Just Giving page:

“Weʼre raising £20,000 to Help fund the opening of the UKs 1st Fibromyalgia, drop in center to drive our work forward helping those with Fibro , Ptsd , Chronic pain”, Jackie Williams ~ Rock Off Fibro, Fibromyalgia Awareness

Please can you help such a worthy cause, patients are trying to help other patients?!

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#HeartHealth #bhf #nutrition #100calories

British Heart Matters – magazine, nutrition | What does 100 calories look like?  | British Heart Foundation  |  5 May 2018

A fabulous post showing you the different food types as 100 calories!

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The British Heart Foundation >>>

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#Healthcare #health #care #NICE

Latest issue!  NICE Newsletter | 25 April 2018

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – NICE –  provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

‘Improving health and social care through evidence-based guidance’

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Newsletters via News Medical

Latest!  News Medical |Diabetes Newsletter | 14 May 2018 


News Medical |  Endocrinology  Newsletter |  10 April 2018


News Medical |  Respiratory Diseases  |  23 April 2018


News Medical |Sleep Disorder Newsletter | 9 April 2018


News Medical | Pediatrics Newsletter | 25 April 2018


Change around in the Chill out Lounge!

Indian Meditation Music: 20 minutes Indian flute music, Yoga music, relax music, soothing music 49Y1 |  NuMeditationMusic |  10 May 2018

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Every morning and evening I was posting several links to a variety of online newspapers and thought that maybe I could post twice a day from here, our website/blog, Morning and Evening Post instead.

This is to ensure that all the news and stories go out to everyone that follows us across the social media platforms that we have profiles/accounts.

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