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Sep 2012
17 September 2012 Administrator Media & Press

iGive_App_for_Blog“NAIDWfundingMe™ application allows members to create their online donation projects in their member profiles, share it with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and email, and begin collecting & raising money online and in real-time!”

The NAIDWfundingMe™ application is a powerful new “crowd funding” tool that enables our members to create fundraising projects; accept PayPal donations; and keep donors updated on the project’s progress directly from their www.NAIDW.org profile page.

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Aug 2012
09 August 2012 Administrator Chronic Pain
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The purpose of this piece is not to make fun of those whose comments are off the mark; most people have good intentions. I've written it partly because I hope it will make those of us with health difficulties feel less alone and partly because I hope it will help others understand how to communicate with us better. Each of the following comments has been made to me at least once since I became ill in 2001.

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Aug 2012
09 August 2012 Administrator Chronic Pain
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Labels matter. We quickly form judgments based on them. If we hear someone called lazy, the label "lazy person" attaches in our mind even though we may not have even met the person. The same is true for labels given to many medical conditions. If the label for an illness uses language such as "fatigue," we abstract from our experience and think we know what it's like to suffer from it.

Some medical disorders have been named after the researcher who discovered or described them in the medical literature (Alzheimer's). Others were named after a famous patient (Lou Gerig's disease). The result: instant legitimacy.

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Jul 2012
02 July 2012 Site Admin Chronic Pain
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME? 1. My pain - My pain is not your pain. It is not caused by inflammation. Taking your arthritis medication will not help me. I can not work my pain out or shake it off. It is not even a pain that stays put. Today it is in my shoulder, but tomorrow it may be in my foot or gone. My pain is believed to be caused by improper signals sent to the brain, possibly due to sleep disorders. It is not well understood, but it is real.
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Dec 2011
25 December 2011 Member Manager Mental Health
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Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They found that mood and anxiety disorders are highly associated with non-medical prescription opioid use. The results are featured in a recent issue of the Journal of Psychological Medicine.    

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Dec 2011
23 December 2011 Member Manager Chronic Pain
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Chronic conditions have become the norm in the workplace and, according to the World Health Organization, chronic disease is expected to account for 89% of all deaths in Canada. But what can plan sponsors do to keep employees healthy and engaged?

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Dec 2011

geography-1By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo

The Social Security disability system began in 1957 as a way to help people too sick to work. By 2009 more than 9.6 million Americans were counted as disabled. Rates of disability in rural America are 80 percent higher than in the cities.

More than one out of four working age adults (15 to 64) in Buchanan County, Virginia, was receiving disability payments from Social Security in 2009.

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