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SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS

SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS Now that you have read my personal story on lupus. let’s talk about LUPUS symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Did you know that certain ethnic groups are affected more than other groups? African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian females are more likely to develop this disease Read More…


MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH LUPUS

I can remember the first time I heard the word “systemic lupus erythematosus” (SLE or lupus). In one of my first blogs, I briefly shared the story about meeting a girl during my time at medical school. She had complained of several months of joint pain and swelling, extreme fatigue, and mild hair loss.  She Read More…


WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT KNEE?

We spoke about the different causes for knee pain and when to seek medical attention. Now, let’s talk about some of the things we can do for knee pain.  Remember to always have a dialogue with your physician first.  Listen to your body before deciding on the next steps. SIMPLE MEASURES FOR KNEE PAIN Avoid Read More…


Spicing It Up!

Autumn is in full swing and my palate has changed from summer cuisine.  Lately, I’ve been craving something different.   A part of feeling confident is taking care of yourself and sometimes setting challenges.  For me, trying new foods and learning to be a better chef can inspire confidence.  For this month, I’m choosing to explore Read More…


DEALING WITH KNEE PAIN AS A PASSIONATE RUNNER

Fall is in full swing and the famous NYC marathon just took place! Watching all those courageous participants in that amazing race gave me goosebumps!  Witnessing those runners cross the finish line and achieve their goals made me start to think about my next big race in 2019, another half marathon. Next year, I want to Read More…


SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN

What is it about Halloween that makes this holiday so fun?  Is it watching all the excited children in the neighborhood go door to door. Asking for piles of candy or playing tricks on their friends?  All the scary movies that make you scream and jump out of your skin?  Is it the spooky décor Read More…