A LETTER TO PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE

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Author: Dr Rob Laberts, LLC, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Dear Patients: You have it very hard, much harder than most people understand.  Having sat for 16 years listening to the stories, seeing the tiredness in your eyes, hearing you try to describe the indescribable, I have come to understand that I …

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Big Pharma made $711 bln overcharging seniors and disabled

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The 11 largest drug companies have made $711 billion in profits in just a decade, largely due to overcharging Medicare, which does not seek out competitive prices and uses taxpayer funds to support Big Pharma. Since Medicare is prohibited from purchasing drugs based on their cost, its prescription drug program …

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A Peaceful Cove of Acceptance

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Article by Carol Jaquith The onset of any serious illness can be like a tidal wave. When illness turns chronic, it can threaten to overwhelm you with wave after wave of loss and grief. . Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, in her book On Death and Dying, and in her work with terminally ill …

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Multiple Sclerosis – Suite 101

What’s in a name? Suite101′s door is open to the curious novice looking for a “101″ intro to any of our 3000 topics, but it’s also a meeting place for over 29 million readers each month who ask 101 burning questions. Multiple Sclerosis is a well covered topic on Suite 101.com. …

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Celebrating Multiple Sclerosis

July is a very significant month for me. July marks my 7th MS anniversary and my 5th Tysabri anniversary.  The days surely do fly by. I can’t believe it has been 7 years since my diagnosis. It feels like just yesterday I was in the hospital not knowing I was …

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News anchor and Paralympian exchange stories on disability

Saskatoon: Almost everyone agrees that a lot of progress has been made, but that we may need many more International Days of Persons with Disabilities before the remaining obstacles to their full participation in society are dismantled. As the poet and writer Denise Bissonnette remarked in Dialect, a news magazine …

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Starting a company while coping with mental illness

A few years ago, during one of her regular visits to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Sandra Rotman had an idea. At the time, the high-profile philanthropist was being treated for anxiety. The experience made her stronger, she says, but also led her to mull over …

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