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6 Reality Checks: The Bootless Have No Bootstraps

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“…it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” –ML King Jr

I don’t know why I’m surprised with comments that prove many people don’t know how to walk in someone else’s shoes. After sharing about the problem of paying for long term care for adults with severe autism on Twitter–

“Paying for LTC 4 adult children w/autism requires a Medicaid…

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American Heroism: The Lifeblood of America, the Hope of the World

A post for July 4th honoring those who serve!

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From Bewitchment to Genetics

From Bewitchment to Genetics

Emily Kramer

“If it tastes salty when someone is kissed on the brow, then this person is hexed” (bewitched).”

“The child will soon die whose brow tastes salty when kissed.”

Cystic Fibrosis and Emily’s Entourage

Bewitched children…with salty skin died.   For centuries, children with Cystic Fibrosis lived short, terrible lives.  It took until 1954 for something to change. On learning the devastating news that…

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For Father’s Day, A Family History in Urology

#Physicians I have known and loved. Happy Father’s Day!

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LOOK AT THE COMMENTS: Mental Health Disabilities, Special Needs And Public Schools

LOOK AT THE COMMENTS

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Parents of Children with Special Needs

I am constantly amazed at the bravery of some parents who are activists for their children in schools in the US. There are so many exhausted parents looking desperately for help in a place that is mandated by US law to help, public schools.

“I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” Blogger Reveals Regrets, Hopes For Mental Health Care

On May 30, 2014, WBUR -Boston…

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MedivizorLet's Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

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Schools on Wheels: Helping Homeless Children in Massachusetts

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A few years ago I spoke with a group of mothers who were concerned about their children’s school.  The neighborhood they lived in is called “transitional” and the school had an 85% turnover rate.  That means that 85% of the children who started school in the beginning of the year didn’t finish the school year in that school.  One hundred percent of the children received free breakfast and free…

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The cardiac miracle cure? Vitamin C, lysine and Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

The cardiac miracle cure? Vitamin C, lysine and Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Kathleen Hoffman, PhD:

There are charlatans out there. Beware of Vitamin C and lysine and Dr. W. Gifford-Jones. See the post below from Carolyn Thomas of HeartSisters.

Originally posted on The Ethical Nag:

It all started with a simple question from one of my blog readers at Heart Sisters.  Another heart attack survivor asked me if I’d heard about the use of high-dose vitamin C and lysineto…

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Beginnings and Endings

Kathleen Hoffman, PhD:

April 1st remembrance

Originally posted on Health Communications and Health Advocacy:

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.  I’ve felt that many times.  My hope for all of us is that “the miles we go before we sleep” will be filled with all the feelings that come from deep caring-delight, sadness, joy, wisdom-and…

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