7 Things People With Invisible Illnesses Think You Should Know. People with invisible illnesses often need just as much practical and emotional support as those with illnesses you can see. Scleroderma News, 01/16/2017. (Also see Difficult Diagnosis)
Blue Monday: The ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’ Is Debunked. January 16 might have been dubbed 2017's "Blue Monday," but it is not – repeat not – the most depressing day of the year. NBC News, 01/16/2017. (Also see Depression)
Retirement doesn't have to be the end: How working longer benefits you. Retirement for some is something to look forward to after years in the workforce; but for others, there's no such thing as slowing down. Today, 01/17/2017.
Why Medical Advice Seems to Change So Frequently. Take your medical news and recommendations with a dose of healthy skepticism, especially regarding nutrition. New York Times, 01/16/2017. (Also see Medical Web Resources and Warnings)
How Do You Die of Parkinson’s Disease? It is often said that people die “with” Parkinson’s rather than “of” the disease. New York Times, 01/16/2017.
How Your Morning Coffee Might Slow Down Aging. Researchers zero in on how caffeine appears to fight inflammation. Time Healthland, 01/16/2017. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Here’s When You’re Most Likely To Get the Flu. The virus is popular in the winter for a reason; seasonal flu outbreaks first appear each year about a week after the winter’s first cold spell. Time Healthland, 01/13/2017.
Stem cells offer new hope for scleroderma patient. Other stem cell centres in Canada may look at offering the stem cell transplantation to scleroderma patients who meet medical criteria for the procedures, opening the door to others suffering with this disease. CTV News, 01/02/2017. (Also see Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplantation)
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