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6 Emergency Room Tips

Emergency room (ER) experiences can be awful. Especially in New York City. You just never know what type of scene you’ll be walking into. In NYC, emergency rooms are typically packed full of non-English speaking immigrants, rowdy homeless people, and …

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How to Stop Fearing Needles

What if you had to go through your entire life getting stuck with one, two, sometimes four needles in one day? This is exactly what I’ve gone through since the age of three. Of course it sucks. Of course, I …

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How to Pick Yourself Up and Feel Better

Having a chronic illness, like thalassemia, can lead to immense feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Sometimes it feels like life is all about living for the next treatment date, paying for health insurance, and maintaining a balance between personal needs …

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Disability in the Workplace Part I

Everyone in the United States knows how difficult it is to find a job these days. Not only do job hunters have to compete against an obscene amount of highly qualified candidates, but they also have to navigate their way …

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When I Fall…

Every so often, I fall to my knees and ask the question, “Why?” Why am I here? What’s the point of all of this? Why do I have to continue living from one doctor appointment to the next? What does …

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