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book by its cover --and all that sort of thing

Today was one of those days when my mustache was really starting to take shape, my eyebrows were getting closer and closer to meeting right above my nose, and my chin hairs were all standing at attention, ready to be counted. 520 more words

Large Intestine: Just an Extra Organ?

Yesterday, one of my good friends from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) community pointed out a few things about the video that was associated with the… 674 more words

Health Numeracy

There is a growing awareness of the importance of health literacy – the extent to which patients and their families are able to understand words we speak and the written materials we provide. 341 more words


Second Guest Blog Post for #CCEffect Has Been Published

I am excited to share that my second guest blog post for The Crohn’s Colitis Effect, of which I am a monthly contributor, has been published entitled “IBD Patients and Caregivers Have Strong Emotions.” You can find the link here: 105 more words

My Ice Bucket Challenge

Well, like many of you on here, I have some wonderful friends on Facebook who know I’m generally a good sport and like to do my bit for charity if I can. 252 more words

General Thoughts

What your doctor wishes she could tell you!

What your provider wishes he could tell you!

This has been on my mind for so long and I gave it much thought before publishing it. 1,973 more words


Caring for a patient with ALS

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this summer, you’ve heard about, or mostly likely have taken the ALS ice bucket challenge. This recent phenomenon has helped raise donations and awareness for ALS across the country. 399 more words