Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma: Stories of Hope and Survival

by Sara Stringer Mesothelioma. Cancer. Horrible words that strike fear into those of us who just hear them on TV, or in conversation. Imagine the horror of hearing them from your doctor. Then the words treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and life expectancy. That is if you could even hear over the crushing weight of just the…

Acupuncture

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

by Sara Stringer Complementary and alternative therapies are medical products and procedures that are used to diagnose or treat an illness, in conjunction with standard care. Standard care is defined as medical products and procedures prescribed by licensed medical practitioners such as medical doctors, dentists, nurses, and physical therapists. Complementary and alternative treatments run the gamut…

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Wedding Plans

by Nikolas Wong Giovanna was soon to be married to her fiancé, Charlie. I rarely saw them, which made saying ‘congratulations’ difficult; so I invited them out for a coffee. “It’s on me,” I interrupted before Charlie could reach for his back pocket, sliding my gold membership card to the barista, Cindy. I was an active…

peace

Upcoming Poetry and Drawing Contests Themed on ‘Peace’

The following announcement comes from Dr. Stephen Gill, a well-known poet and fiction writer. Poetry Contest Deadline: October 10, 2014. Winners will be announced at Bharat Times Banquet 2014 (to be announced later) and all participants will be recognized. Age of participants: 18 years and up. Subject: Peace Is (The poem must entail what peace is and not the lack…

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Blueprint for a Wheelchair-Accessible Home

by Tate Handy Your home is your sanctuary, and that doesn’t have to change when you begin to use a wheelchair. By making some simple modifications to your home, your home can be comfortable, functional, and wheelchair-accessible. Each room will require small home modifications to ensure your safety and comfort. Bedrooms and bathrooms will both need…

Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma: Understanding the 3 Types of Staging Systems

by Katie Johnson  Seventy-five percent of diagnosed mesothelioma cases are ‘pleural.’ This form takes root in body tissue around the lungs. What’s dismissed as harmless periods of coughing and shortness of breath could result in a terminal disease. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma have a life expectancy of less than 18 months.  The disease may take…