- Aidsforarthritis— Awesome awesome resource for various products to help people with arthritis or other physical disabilities. AFA sells everything from devices to help turn door handles to kitchenware
to a tool that makes putting on jewelry easier. Definitely a great resource.
- The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities Chronic Pain, and Illness— Written by Miriam Kaufman, Fran Odette and Cory Silverberg, The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability touches on topics from sexual self image to fatigue, even incompasses the subject of sex toys (and much much more). Definitely a book to check out regardless of your age, gender, or disability/illness, and a great tool for partners of chronically ill individuals to read. A must for struggling couples.
- Relax the Back— This company provides aids to ease and eliminate back and neck pain in the car, in the office, or simply lounging at home. Everything from physical therapy aids to ergonomic chairs. A site to consider if you have degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, AS (anklosing spondylitis), or RA just to name a few. What I would do for a tempur-pedic mattress…
- Migraine Triggers: Identifying and Managing— I’ve suffered from debilitating migraines since I was a sophomore in high school. They have gone through phases of intensity since I was fifteen, and only this year did I learn exactly what triggers and worsens my migraines. This helpful article on Migraine.com addresses common triggers, how to identify them, and how to manage them. Oh, and just a quick fact: migraines are associated with inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients. My migraines were one of the first signs that something was wrong, but
my doctors at the time were essentially incompetentmy symptoms were not connected until this April.
Blog of the week: Naked Medicine and Smart Healthcare — Jane Chin, Ph.D explores medicine and current health care issues, patient activism and advocacy, smoking, stress, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, you name it.
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