Inspire (http://corp.inspire.com) is a Princeton, NJ-based company that builds online peer-to-peer communities for patients and caregivers, in partnership with national patient advocacy organizations, and helps life science organizations connect with these highly engaged populations. Find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/teaminspire.
Erin Gingrich won the title of Miss Arizona in 1996, and competed in the Miss America Pageant. Later, she became addicted to drugs, and she contracted HIV. She is now an advocate speaking in support of better treatment for people affected by drug addiction and mental health illnesses. She wrote, “I firmly believe that by sharing my story, how it affected my life, and actually changed my life in a positive way because I am ‘positive’, I can affect change and make a difference in the advocacy of HIV/AIDS.” http://www.poz.com/articles/erin_gingrich_1916_24315.shtml #depression #mentalhealth #mentalillness #HIV #HIVawareness #HIVresearch #HIVsupport #AIDS #AIDSawareness #NoStigma
Andrea Nugent is a 3-time cancer survivor, and she lives with epilepsy. She is founder of B.i.o.n.i.c. Girls, Inc., and author of the children’s book, “Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer Can’t Change That!” B.i.o.n.i.c. Girls (Beauty is Optional: Newer, Improved, Changed) is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides free services to breast cancer patients and survivors in south Florida. http://an8362.wix.com/andreanugent #Cancer #epilepsy #CancerSupport #CancerAwareness #BreastCancer #BreastCancerSupport #BCSM #CancerSupport #CancerAwareness
HealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. With a patient’s consent, Apple’s service gathers data from various health apps so that it can be viewed by doctors in one place. Stanford University Hospital doctors said they are working with Apple to let physicians track blood sugar levels for children with diabetes.
I feel the main problem about managing diabetes is actually coming from our brain, we feel so confused with uncontrolled sugar levels and also eating disorders and so on that we are not even sure what is actually the right amount for our body to eat, never mind finding the correct insulin dosage to what we eat! I think therefore that it is important to make an effort to eat sufficient meals.
#Repost from @thelymphomaclub with @repostapp —- #Lymphoma Club: September 15 is #WorldLymphomaDay! It is a special recognition day where we band together to commemorate Awareness for all Lymphomas and all those affected by it. Here’s to all of you courageous fighters, survivors, families, caregivers and in memory of the brave warriors whose lives were taken too soon, we will never give up the fight until there’s a cure. Together we are stronger! #lymphomaawareness #hodgkinslymphoma #nonhodgkinslymphoma #hodgkinsdisease #lymphomaclub #lymphomacancer #lymphomaawarenessmonth
"Pain Matters" is a Discovery Channel TV documentary that explores what chronic pain is, its individual and societal impact, and the future of pain management through the stories and struggles of six individuals living with chronic pain and their loved ones, as well as perspective from leading national experts in pain management. http://www.painmattersfilm.com #pain #invisibleillness #chrons #colitis #fibromyalgia #clusterheadaches #migraines #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicpain #caregiver #caregiving#crohnsdisease