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Managing Your Healthcare Team, Part I

Posted by wendyburnett on January 9, 2010


Living with chronic illnesses affects us in so many ways that it’s really impossible to even list them all. Each of us lives within our own little universe of illnesses, symptoms, and needs. The one thing that is the same for every one of us; no matter which diseases, syndromes, or disorders we have; is the need for medical treatment in some form.

Because we frequently have multiple illnesses which affect different parts of our bodies, we may need to see an array of specialists on a regular basis. This quite often causes major complications in our treatment, since many doctors try to treat in a vacuum, ignoring the effect of their medications and recommended procedures on any disorder that is not part of their specialty. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Pharma and Chronic Illness

Posted by wendyburnett on January 8, 2010

Do the big pharmaceutical companies want us to get well?


I’ve been thinking about this issue for a long time, and I wonder, do the drug companies really want me to get well? If they found a cure for fibromyalgia, diabetes, bipolar disorder or any of the other myriad of chronic diseases out there, what would happen to their bottom line? Read the rest of this entry »

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