The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints – (This is an incredible story)


When my son, Shepherd, was 3 years old, he and his twin brother, Beau, took soccer lessons for the first time. They were so excited that they slept in their uniforms — a purple T-shirt with a yellow star kicking the ball with one of its points — the night before their first practice. But […]

What You Need to Know About Autoimmune Diseases


What are autoimmune diseases? Our bodies have an immune system, which is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. At the core of the immune system is the ability to tell the difference between self and nonself: what’s you and what’s foreign. A flaw […]

Dos and Don’ts for a Healthy Brain


Follow these tips to help keep your brain and your body vibrant and healthy throughout your life… Do: Exercise your body regularly and get involved in physically active leisure pursuits Keep your mind exercised! Engage in active learning throughout life and pursue new experiences Stay socially engaged with friends, family and community groups Maintain a […]

New Website Worthwhile to Check Out to Research Personal Experiences with Medicines


I am excited about a new searchable medical database called:  They offer objective patient reports by putting patient experiences at your fingertips.  They identify, map, organize and analyze all medical user-generated content that is available online.  They then use their magic to convert these patient reports into actionable insights about medications.  They have indexed […]

CANCER: In Your Face – My Birthday Gift!

Birthday gift

Feb. 11, 2011 Yesterday, Feb. 10 2010, exactly one week before my 52nd birthday, I was told by Dr. M. Cotant, a surprisingly kind, caring and very young doctor that I have a definitive CLL diagnosis – CANCER. Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia. Blood tests tell it all these days….We’ll see. Eyeing the word “cancer’’ on my […]