Category: Wellness and Illness

The Three People You Need in Your Squad When You’re Diagnosed with a Difficult Illness

Since it’s Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month, I thought I’d talk more about my own experiences and how I have gathered the strength to keep going since my diagnosis. Most of the time, I feel some hidden strength rise up and push me forward, but some days, I wonder why I’m bothering to fight. That’s when I need to turn to the people who keep me strong.If I’ve learned one thing from all this, it’s that you need people like these in your corner:

The Growing Opioid Epidemic: How to Save a Life

It’s important to understand how pervasive and insidious opioids are. Vicodin and Oxycodone gave way to heroin. Now fentanyl, a drug up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, is the new drug of choice, and it’s filling morgues. But new laws in response to the opioid epidemic are giving people the power to save the lives of their friends and loved ones.