Month: June 2015


7 Tips for Starting a Family Yoga with Kids

I’ve been practicing yoga for almost 12 years. Even when I was pregnant, I tried not to miss my yoga classes and did simple poses and breathing exercises. As every mother, I want my children (3 and 5 year olds) to be healthy and happy. That’s why I had no doubts that I would practice…

Clinical Trial #HAchat

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"A Chronic Pain Disorder Took Everything Away From Me"

The below article, written by Chronic Pain Health Activist Erica, originally appeared on Her Campus.  On June 20, 2013, the first pain specialist I had ever seen told me, “You are entering the beginning stages of the world of chronic pain.” And I bawled my eyes out. Backtrack to eight months prior: I had just…

EARLY Act for Breast Cancer #HAchat

Check out the recap of this week's #HAchat, which was co-hosted with The Tigerlily Foundation.   [View the story "EARLY Act for Breast Cancer Awareness #HAchat" on Storify]

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I have learned so much since becoming a lupus patient. I can now hold my own with almost any physician. I now speak medicalese. I know about tests, procedures, medications, therapies, and so much more. If I had only known then what I know now. The following five things would have helped me so much…

"I am the Face of Myasthenia Gravis" by Health Activist Rachel

  What’s Myasthenia Gravis you ask yourself? Well you’re not alone; Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare neuromuscular, autoimmune disease. It affects the voluntary muscles in your body. It causes slurred speech, blurry or double vision, droopy eye lids, weakness in your arm and leg muscles. MG can also impair your ability to chew, swallow…
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