Strategies For Dealing With Health Issues

Whether you like it or not, there may be a time in your life when you’re faced with an unwanted health issue. This can be devastating and hard to deal with initially. You may have the tendency to curl up in a ball and try to hide from it all. While this is fine to do at first, it’s not healthy or a good idea for the long term. You need to accept the fact that you’re going through a tough time and put your problem-solving hat on. This is the perfect opportunity to find the strength you’ve been … [Read more...]

Thriving through Endomitriosis with Education

Although it used to be taught that endometriosis was a disease of white, affluent, childless, educated, older women, this is a myth! The disease can and does affect any female of reproductive age, regardless of race, socioeconomic or childbearing status. The disease has even been found, rarely, in a couple of men and girls prior to menses. What Is Endometriosis? The medical definition of endometriosis is the presence of tissue resembling - but not histologically identical to - the … [Read more...]

Gastroparesis, Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gastroparesis Gastroparesis is a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents, but there is no blockage (obstruction).   Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause of gastroparesis is unknown, but it may be caused by a disruption of nerve signals to the stomach. The condition is a common complication of diabetes and can be a complication of some surgeries. Risk factors for gastroparesis include: Diabetes Gastrectomy (surgery to remove part of the … [Read more...]

Jamaica; frank discussion of sex, women’s socioeconomic realities needed to address HIV

Jamaica’s national response to HIV needs to better address the challenges faced by vulnerable persons, according to Sannia Sutherland, the Director of Prevention for Jamaica’s National HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection Programme. Here she highlights how the socioeconomic impact of higher unemployment levels among women can disproportionately affect their ability to practice safer sex. Sannia says many must choose between buying food for their family or buying a condom. Watch the full … [Read more...]

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