Lyme Disease is a complicated disease surrounded by complicated issues, but you can use these options to help patients and to gain and share awareness, including the Lyme Disease Challenge, March 1st.
Carefully evaluate what you read about Lyme disease to protect your health and your family and to help fight this disease. Awareness of areas of major debate can help filter information.
My tongue-in-cheek initial thoughts on having an uncommonly high percentage of Neanderthal DNA (98th Percentile), per genetic testing, which is apparently a badge of honor among outdoorsy bloggers....
Two mobile sites in particular lately have been horrible enough to angrily abandon my hard-earned, already invested in, promised content or photo pay-off. Horrible enough for a mixed-tense rant!
Doctors miss 90% of Lyme disease cases (>270,000 per year). Recognizing common myths and areas of disagreement can help patients avoid misinformation, misdiagnosis, and delayed or inadequate care.
During my first year of chronic illness, I felt I had to find a way to see a sea turtle. Through some amazingly quirky twists of fate, my kids and I made it to Hawaii and saw our first turtles.
Suffering patients are putting "boots on the ground," asking IDSA and the CDC to revise inadequate diagnostic and treatment guidelines. Current science points to better testing, diagnosis, and care.
A growing majority of Lyme patients are misdiagnosed or not effectively treated, which greatly increases the personal costs and long term consequences of this under-recognized epidemic.
Help observe Annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day by donating a blog post and your writing skill and creativity to help spread awareness and save lives. Example links and prompts shared from year 10.
We're sick, we're mad, we're tired, and most of us never would have gotten this sick without inadequate testing and treatment protocols that are delaying treatment worldwide.
Shaming strong role models for showing their sexy side can send mixed messages to girls. Sexiness is an acceptable role model trait.
Could you sacrifice aesthetics for a reliable replacement vehicle at a well-below-trade-in price? Adjusting to a single income lifestyle as a family of four is requiring some creative economizing.
Another trip to Oahu and another valued possession donated to the Pacific Ocean--in exactly the same spot, via exactly the same wave that ruined my cell phone in Part 2. Sad, but once again worth it.
We continued our backyard duck adventures, adding more duckling the past two springs and trying out a new breed (Welsh Harlequins). A few more lessons learned in duck keeping.
They're a little loud and a lot messy, but ducks earn their keep in eggs and personality and duckling cuteness is irresistible. Definitely worth the effort, as long as you know what you’re in for.
Anything can happen on the road--or on the beach, as the case may be. There's usually a silver lining to a trave mishap, if you look hard enough, but travelers should certainly be ready for anything.
Most of our standby travels have been wonderful, but this is the worst of our early-on misadventures. It was costly and traumatic, but also blessed us with some pretty amazing moments.
Moss is easy to transplant and you can grow your own with a blender, a handful of moss, yogurt or beer, and sugar. A moss garden is a cathartic and creative way to fill an empty corner of your yard.
Would You Like Some Empathy With That? How Hype-Busting Food Intolarences Helps and Hurts the Chronically Ill
A young barista whose doctor suspected dairy intolerance asked me, "But what kind of life would there be without cheese?" My answer, "no kind of life at all," has luckily evolved a little over time.
You can capture plenty of Waikiki magic during your Oahu vacation with a little pre-orienting and vacation planning (with or without a rental car or a large vacation budget).
Passion is essential to effectively conserving natural resources. But passion in the absence of wonder is less than what's needed to sustain the professional practitioners of this craft.
Modern and historical depictions of bats do not inspire adoration. But a closer look will change your mind. They protect our food and economy and are a whole lot cuter (and cleaner) than you think.