Published 8:01 am, Monday, June 11, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Reaching your personal goals with a chronic illness 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Janet H., a wife and mother from Alabama, had many things to celebrate in her life — two beautiful children, a wonderful husband, her dog Falco, and a rewarding career. She was proud that even with all of this, she was able to achieve her personal goal of staying active. However, she was diagnosed with a chronic disease the week before her 40th birthday. Janet enjoyed moderate exercise, so when she began to have persistent joint pain and swelling in her knees, she suspected it was from an old injury. After initial visits with an orthopedic specialist, she was referred to a rheumatologist who diagnosed her with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) — a chronic, autoimmune disease of the joints.[i] “I remember … [Read more...] about Reaching your personal goals with a chronic illness
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A MUM who delayed cancer treatments to save the lives of her unborn twins has died 10 months after giving birth. Danielle Dick began suffering intense headaches at the beginning of her pregnancy. The 32-year-old, from Goddard, in the US state of Kansas, dismissed it as “pregnancy brain” side effects for as long as possible, until the debilitating pain left her unable to string a sentence together. Devastatingly, at just 17 weeks’ gestation, Danielle was told she had stage 4 melanoma, and it had spread to her brain. The tragic news came just five years after she had been given the all-clear for skin cancer. Doctors informed Danielle that she would have a 20 per cent chance of surviving the cancer for another five years if she began immediate radiation therapy. However, the mum knew this would kill her unborn babies, and made the heart-breaking decision to refuse treatment. She bravely carried son Colby and daughter Reagan as far as she could manage, giving birth to the … [Read more...] about Mum, 32, who delayed skin cancer treatment to save unborn twins dies 10 months after giving birth
Published 3:28 pm, Monday, November 6, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The opioid overdose epidemic: The time to act is now 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - The opioid epidemic is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose -- that includes prescription drugs and heroin --and more than 6,000 children (0-5 years of age) experience unintentional opioid exposure each year. 1,2 As greater national attention turns to tackling this serious and growing public health crisis, it is important to understand the role you can play in helping your family, loved ones and community act in an opioid emergency. Seconds count In an opioid overdose emergency, SECONDS COUNT. If you think a loved one is at risk for an opioid overdose emergency, it is important to know the signs and symptoms and have a plan in place because lack of oxygen may lead to severe and … [Read more...] about The opioid overdose epidemic: The time to act is now
Being pregnant is a special time in a woman’s life, full of excitement, joy and hope. But it can also be a period of anxiety about what the future will hold, and experiencing this while away from your home country can add to the uncertainty. British writer Jackie McGeown, who has had two babies in France and who runs the blog site Best France Forever, shares how pregnancy can differ in France to back home. 1. Pregnancies last one week longer in France An extra week of being pregnant! This is fabulous news for anyone who enjoys carrying a basketball in their stomach while being bloated and suffering from back pain. No one? Oh. Let’s be clear: the pregnancy itself isn’t actually longer, just the amount of time considered to be full term. In France they count 40 weeks and 6 days from the date of your last period to get your due date, whereas in the UK it’s 39 weeks and 6 days If we go to the Baby Centre website for their due date calculator, enter the … [Read more...] about Eight things you should know about being pregnant in France
Pregnancy is a unique and memorable time and getting a new tattoo can be a way of marking the occasion. However, if a woman is thinking about getting a tattoo while pregnant, it is essential that she understands the risks and knows what precautions to take. There is limited research on the safety of getting a tattoo during pregnancy. If a woman chooses to get tattooed during pregnancy, there are some steps she can follow to ensure she is taking all possible precautions to reduce any associated risks. It is a good idea to let the tattooist know about the pregnancy. This way, they can make sure that the studio is set up safely before they begin. To get a tattoo done safely, a woman should also: Make sure the tattooist is a registered practitioner. Make sure the studio has separate spaces for tattooing and piercing. Ensure the tattooist uses new gloves for each procedure. Feel confident that floors and surfaces are all clean. Check that the tattooist uses an autoclave, a unit to clean … [Read more...] about Can you get a tattoo while pregnant or breast-feeding?