Understanding IBD: Crohn’s and Colitis Week

Posted on December 7, 2018 by kerri

The first week of December is Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week. Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are two types of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. IBD is very different from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, even though they sound similar. What is IBD? Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic diseases affecting the digestive system—they are incurable … Continue reading “Understanding IBD: Crohn’s and Colitis Week”

Understanding Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Posted on November 1, 2018 by kerri

Epilepsy affects 470,000 children in the United States. [1] Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome accounts for 1-4% of epilepsy (seizure disorder) occurring in children, and is described as “a devastating pediatric epilepsy syndrome”. [2, 3] Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a particularly severe type of epilepsy, in which multiple types of seizures frequently, and may also experience cognitive or … Continue reading “Understanding Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome”

Mysterious symptoms of migraines

Posted on September 3, 2018 by kerri

Most people are aware of migraines—moderate to severe, sometimes disabling, headaches that can cause significant interruption to a person’s life. However, there are some symptoms of migraines that can be more “mysterious” seeming, and that you may not even connect to the headache itself. Sometimes, migraines are preceded by an aura, which can last 20-60 minutes … Continue reading “Mysterious symptoms of migraines”

What are environmental illnesses?

Posted on June 24, 2018 by kerri

Environmental illness is not well understood, but certainly exists–though used to be far more contested than it is now. There are several types of documented environmental illnesses, although more research is needed into many of these types of illness thought to be triggered by environmental factors or chemicals.   Which chemicals are thought to cause … Continue reading “What are environmental illnesses?”