Dating with a chronic illness taught me that I am more than my disease

June 19, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC After years of enduring dead-end doctor’s visits with the goal of treating my mystery health issues, a sudden acceleration of symptoms finally leads me to a diagnosis on a fateful day in July: Lyme disease (with co-infections). At the sickest I’d ever been and at the precipice of … Continue reading Dating with a chronic illness taught me that I am more than my disease

It took doctors 20 years to diagnose my Lyme disease—here’s what I wish I knew during that time

April 30, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I used to brag that I was the only person in my family who’d never had Lyme disease. Turns out I should have been bragging that I was the only one never diagnosed with it. Because I had Lyme disease, alright. Symptoms like pain and tingling, digestive problems, … Continue reading It took doctors 20 years to diagnose my Lyme disease—here’s what I wish I knew during that time

Here are 8 ways to lower your risk of heart disease—and some of them are actually pretty fun

February 02, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC A staggering 48 percent of American adults suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, finds a new report published in the journal Circulation. Heart disease claims the lives of 1 in 3 American women, and as the leading cause of death in the country, heart disease prevention should be … Continue reading Here are 8 ways to lower your risk of heart disease—and some of them are actually pretty fun

This Personality Trait Is More Prone To Disease, Study Says

January 27, 2019 at 08:00PM If you’ve ever been told to keep a positive mantra in your back pocket, now may be the time to revisit it. Thinking positively may have way more impact on our health than we thought. Thanks to a new study, researchers have linked positive personality traits with reduced risk of … Continue reading This Personality Trait Is More Prone To Disease, Study Says