Children and the ‘flu shot’ – how to prepare

The Centers for Disease Control strongly recommends that everyone over the age of six months receive a flu vaccination each year, provided that there are no contraindications or medical conditions that place them in the relatively small group of people that shouldn’t be vaccinated against influenza. The mere mention of a shot, however, can be enough to send even children that are normally docile into hysterics. Preparing your child for his annual flu shot can be a very challenging ordeal, … [Read more...]

Depression or Diabetes? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

    Depression or Diabetes?       What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes (as it will be in this article) was first identified as a disease associated with "sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world. Elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) lead to spillage of … [Read more...]

NORD: March 2011 Report

    March 2011 eNews NORD Welcomes Five New Board Members Five noted leaders in the rare disease community have been elected to the NORD Board of Directors. Details. NORD Forming Coalition on Medical Foods Issue At a conference hosted by NORD in Washington DC last month, approximately 80 patient advocates, physicians, genetic metabolic dietitians, and others agreed to form an ongoing coalition to address problems related to accessing the medical foods required for treatment of … [Read more...]

Courtney’s Story – The New ABC’s of Life…

  The NEW A B C's of LIFE!!  ... our world's brand new alphabet     As most of you know by now, "Courtney's Story",  has grown and has now become a Global Phenomenon raising awareness around the World of PML.       You are probably thinking to yourself that PML are just three of the twenty six letters that make up our alphabet. True, they are just that! However, in today's society and in the world in which we all live. The alphabet we have all been raised on and learned even before … [Read more...]

Courtney's Story – The New ABC's of Life…

  The NEW A B C's of LIFE!!  ... our world's brand new alphabet     As most of you know by now, "Courtney's Story",  has grown and has now become a Global Phenomenon raising awareness around the World of PML.       You are probably thinking to yourself that PML are just three of the twenty six letters that make up our alphabet. True, they are just that! However, in today's society and in the world in which we all live. The alphabet we have all been raised on and learned even before … [Read more...]

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