Could your cough be COPD?

Posted on October 29, 2018 by kerri

October is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month, and its milder forms, COPD—an umbrella term for lung diseases that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis—can seem like you’ve just got a cold, or a cough that won’t go away. COPD is most often linked to smoking, but can also be caused by inhaling other chemical gases … Continue reading “Could your cough be COPD?”

Having a chronic illness is stressful, even if you manage your disease and your stress well. It is true most chronic diseases are connected with a higher chance of developing a mental health problem. Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day–and there is no better time to talk about mental health than today. A few statistics … Continue reading “Mental health with chronic illness, and the importance of medical ID jewelry”

When I was 21, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Like many women with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I have the primarily inattentive subtype—or, ADHD that has more symptoms associated with inattention than hyperactivity. Also like many girls and women, I learned to compensate for my ADHD symptoms to the point that it went undiagnosed until … Continue reading “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Not Just for Children”