Save your sanity, time & money!
You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.
You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?
A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.
I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.
I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.
Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.
Monday, December 21, 2009
If You Have Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis, You Might Also Have...
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My informative face-to-face interview with research scientist Shiela Strauss PhD took place last week (I'm still a journalist, folks). Now I'm preparing my feature story about her proof of the HIGH likelihood that people with Gingivitis a.k.a Periodontal Disease already have, or will soon develop, Diabetes.
Yes, you read that correctly. Now read Study Finds Over 90% of People with Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes; Concludes That at Least Half Could Be Screened in Dental Offices, then call your general practitioner to request a Fasting Blood Sugar test. Untreated Diabetes can be life-threatening.
The facts are in: Gingivitis a.k.a Periodontal Disease is clearly related to having Diabetes, even Gestational Diabetes. What's more troubling is that the reverse is true, too. My feature story will explain the bi-directional realtionship as I present the methodology used to prove it.
By the way, Dr. Strauss endorsed the 2007 print edition of It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To, as an NIH researcher. She admires the updated E-book, too.
EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. And if you have PD or Gingivitis, make that FBS appointment FAST!
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