At age four, he started to experience seizures that would occur several times each day. When he was diagnosed with epilepsy, his doctor recommended that Connor start to wear a MedicAlert bracelet. His mother, Amy Doran, said that his MedicAlert membership gives her a peace of mind knowing that when they aren’t together
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Family is everything to me, and I’m so blessed to have my dad as the head of our family. We’re very similar. He loves a good joke and believes we get back what we give. Those are just two of the many things he has passed on to me. I’ve always thought of my Dad as a super hero. He was strong and invincible, able to do
As a woman who has lived with Lupus for over three decades, I am an advocate who is passionate about a variety of healthcare issues. I am personally very concerned that despite advances in healthcare technology I am fighting for access to a comprehensive EMR (Electronic Medical Record) where my team of doctors are
You probably think of cortisol as the “fight or flight” hormone that kicks in when you’re stressed. That’s true, but cortisol also has a lot of beneficial functions. It regulates your metabolism, blood pressure, and immune response. People with adrenal insufficiency take medications to replace the hormones, but they
Although he takes on the world bravely, Joshua lives with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), anxiety, and other health conditions. When he feels safe and happy, Joshua’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious. But when he feels nervous or scared, or when he’s somewhere unfamiliar, he has the propensity to wander or run away.