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Can We Talk About Health Care For a Minute?

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Can we talk about health care for a minute? I know, there’s been so much political discussion about it that it is so hard to figure out what’s going on. I’m not going to go into any of that because it’s irrelevant. Why? Because while the new Administration and members of Congress have come up […]

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Photo Friday – Miles for Migraine Philadelphia

Miles for Migraine

On Saturday, Oct 7, 2017, I participated in the Miles for Migraine event in Philly. Besides volunteering, I also brought the INvisible Project: Migraine Edition display with me to share the stories of those living with migraine disease.  Little did I know that I would play hostess and run around with a microphone, interviewing participants on […]

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Sweet Pea’s Battle with Pediatric Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Football and baseball players will be wearing pink. Fundraising walks will raise millions of dollars. It’s a worthy cause. I’m happy to say that I’ve had a friend beat it twice. However, did you know that September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? This year I decided I was […]

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Embody Empathy This Pain Awareness Month

Do you embody empathy when you cross paths with others? The homeless person in the subway station carrying a backpack and all of his worldly possessions in a shopping cart.   The mother with a screaming kid in the grocery store.   The woman who parked in the handicapped space, but walked into the store unassisted.   We’ve […]

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Photo Friday – Pain Week 2017

Pain Week is an annual conference focused on pain for the health care professionals who see patients who have a multitude of disorders and diseases. Doctors, pharmacologists, nurse practitioners, and those who offer complementary and alternative therapies all gather to attend seminars on the latest research in this field.   I was there to represent […]

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How to “Describe Your Typical Day” When You Have a Disability

Typical Day

It’s always scary to get an envelope in the mail from the Social Security Disability office. Recently, one of those showed up in my mailbox. It was time to recertify my disability. It’s been three years since I was awarded benefits. The Social Security Administration has the following guidelines on when and how often someone […]

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Why Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Disability Job Application

*************************SEEKING APPLICANTS************************* Job Title Chief Medical Officer of Personal Health Affairs (AKA Social Security Disability Beneficiary) Job Description Full-time position, flexible hours. Prerequisite: Ideal candidate would have a background in all of the following areas: analytics, accounting, patient advocacy, medical billing, insurance underwriting, legalese, pharmacology, healthcare administration, Social Security Disability, Medicare & Medicaid. Preference for […]

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