This morning the doctor said your husband has pericarditis, but he didn’t explain more. Briefly, ‘peri’ refers to surrounding, ‘cardio’ refers to the heart, ‘itis’ suggests inflammation. Put together: ‘something that surrounds the heart is inflamed. In pericarditis, it is … Continue reading Pericarditis?
At Rare Patient Voice, disease sufferers are given a voice, and are empowered as they share frustrations and challenges of living with a chronic illness. They may share suggestions for medical product or medication improvement; and they are listened to as some of their suggestions become the norm in clinical practice! Now, there’s a first: LISTEN TO PATIENTS, LISTEN TO CAREGIVERS! Currently, Rare Patient Voice has a survey opportunity for CAREGIVERS of lupus patients, which is a 30-minute zoom meeting with a compensation of $50. Please sign up at the link below to receive an email invitation to the survey. … Continue reading A fitting end to Lupus Awareness month
Who knows? Who knows what the long-term effects of having recovered from COVID infections are? One symptom of COVID is the effect it has on our lungs and in some cases, people need be hospitalized and in severe cases be … Continue reading Autoimmunity, meet COVID!
What a week! For the past few months, nurses have earned their rightful place as FIRST responders, Never before have I seen such national attention paid to honor my chosen profession. When I practiced, the honorarium for a nurse during … Continue reading National Nurses Week-Covid-19
Two of these items 1) droplets can travel up to 50 miles an hour and 2) they can travel up to 26 feet really grabbed my attention. But this little infographic is loaded with other information. It also emphasizes the importance of washing your hands, and I don’t mean running water over them for a few seconds as you dry them on your shirt. I mean PURPOSELY taking the bar of soap or pumping liquid soap and washing all surfaces of your hands for a good 20 seconds, rinsing under the faucet from your wrists to your fingertips, and then … Continue reading Your best defense