Five Tools to Cope with Invisible Illness

Five Tools to Cope with Invisible Illness

January 2013 By Lisa Copen “You look so good! You can’t be as bad as you say. You look perfectly healthy.” “You think you have fatigue? Try working full time plus having four children! Then you’ll know what chronic fatigue is.” “I think you’re spending too much time thinking about…...

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Farewell to House

January 2012 Raising awareness of vasculitis takes many forms and for the past eight years, the VF has had assistance from House, M.D., an American television medical drama that debuted on the Fox network on November 16, 2004. The show’s central character, Dr. Gregory House (played by Hugh Laurie), an unconventional and misanthropic medical genius, headed a team of diagnosticians at…...

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Nutrition and Vasculitis

January 2013 By Aimee Shea, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, Outpatient Oncology Dietitian, NC Cancer Hospital  Most people diagnosed with vasculitis will likely agree – nutrition is complicated.  Both the symptoms and the treatment of this disease can significantly influence nutritional status.  While at the same time, what you do (or…...

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Types of Blood Tests

January 2012 Some of the most common blood tests are: A complete blood count (CBC) Blood chemistry tests Blood enzyme tests Blood tests to assess heart disease risk Blood clotting tests Complete Blood Count The CBC is one of the most common blood tests. It’s often done as part of…...

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Ocular Side Effects of Various Medications (Drops, Pills and Injectables)

January 2012 By James A. Garrity MD Whitney and Betty MacMillan Professor of Ophthalmology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN One of the functions of the Vasculitis Foundation has been to provide information to patients regarding the various types of vasculitis and its treatment. We have never considered organ-specific effects of treatment…...

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