Hearing Loss – Tips to Communicate With Your Family and Friends – AARP

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Number 9 is  painfully accurate.
These tips should be applied during the holidays and every single day.

Copy them and post them on your fridge’s door.
Share with all of your relatives and friends!

42 Pieces Of Life Advice That’s Never Too Late For Anyone To Know | GoWeLoveIt

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My favorite ones?
Number 4,6,10,12, 14, 20, 22

Which sage advice from this list do you need to ponder on?
Which ones do you need to apply to your own life?

Which ones are already an intrinsically part of your own self?

A  personal secret to be shared with only you
Ward off against fear is my favorite of them all!  Fear paralyzes you, discourage you, prevent you from enjoy the beauty of life.
Above all, it robs you of HOPE
And my second one

Appreciate a healthy body. Add regular exercise to your routine.
And number three?

Travel of course!

2014 Drug Approvals: Speeding Novel Drugs to the Patients Who Need Them |

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Awesome new records on approval of orphan or rare diseases drugs in 2014.

Among the list of novel drugs there are three different antibiotics to treat acute skin infections such as cellulitis.
The drugs are effective against methicillin resistant staph aureous bacteria. (MRSA)
Cellulitis is one of the most severe complications of lymphedema. Currently, vancomycin is the drug of choice to treat it but these new medications have been added to the arsenal to fight the dreaded infections

The list of new medications also include a new drug to treat hepatitis c.

Read on and become informed.

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The Extra Burdens Faced by Young People with Chronic Illness | Psychology Today

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http://m.psychologytoday.com/collections/201411/it-takes-courage/the-extra-burdens-faced-young-people-chronic-illness

Every chronically ill person has his own journey to travel.
This article highlights some of the most pressing  struggles that chronically ill young people struggle with every day.
Number 7  impacts them forcefully. There is not a simple answer to this delicate issue.
A solid financial plan and support from able parents or other relatives are definitively an invaluable tool to contribute to the peace of mind of young patients.

I must also add that a young person afflicted by a chronic illness most likely have nut has the opportunity to earn the required amount of credit work hours to qualify for Disability Benefits from the Social Security system.
Do not ever assume that a young ill person will do fine because the “government will take care of his needs”  through  a disabled status.

Hearing Aid? No, Soundhawk Is an Ear Wearable – WSJ

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/hearing-aid-no-soundhawk-is-an-ear-wearable-1417543767

Like the idea of a microphone in your date’s or companion’ chest in a crowded restaurant to enjoy a one on one conversation?

Not afraid to try new gadgets that can transform an isolated outing into a pleasurable experience in spite of your hearing loss?

Check  the Soundhawk and find out if technology has come to your rescue!
Feel free to leave a comment if you try it out for the benefit of the hearing impaired community.

Why Fat-Shaming By Doctors Really, Really Matters – xoJane

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Misjudgment, assuming and placing blame on patients influence negatively a doctor’s assessment of vital information about a patient’s real health issue

How about those patients afflicted by back painful and immobilizing conditions, or those with painful arthritis, or any other illness that limit mobility considerably?

To attribute all illnesses to being overweight it may place a patient’s life at further risk by overlooking serious conditions. Not to mention that it makes you wonder
What about if you were in my place doc, if YOU were the one afflicted by my illnesses, how would you like to be treated, with respect, with compassion, with the same level of care as thinner patients …like a human being?

Don’t worry. I already know the answer.