Posts Tagged ‘Managing Ehlers-Danlos’

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New Netflix Documentary ‘Take Care of Maya’ Highlighting Wrongful Child Abuse Allegations

Posted on June 24, 2023

[CW: Suicide] Netflix has just released the highly anticipated documentary, “Take Care of Maya,” which unveils the heart-wrenching journey of the Kowalski family as they confront and challenge wrongful child abuse allegations. Directed by Henry Roosevelt, also known for his role in “The Social Network,” the documentary delves deep into the lives of the Kowalskis, […]

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The First Steps of Medicine: Unraveling S.O.A.P. Notes from a First-Year Medical Student

Posted on June 22, 2023

Many of us can often feel like we are ‘professional patients’ managing our care as a seemingly never-ending full-time job of its own. But for a moment, try picturing yourself as a first-year medical student. What tactics can you imagine you might need to learn to keep the volumes of scientific and medical data organized […]

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Bendy Bones and Stretchy Skin: An Ehlers-Danlos Book

Posted on June 22, 2023

In May, we published an article about a new children’s book about EDS, invisible illness, and disability–Bendy Bones and Stretchy Skin: An EDS Story. In this book, a young girl named Abigail struggles with her Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the effect it has on her life. Some of Abigail’s  friends and classmates don’t understand why she […]

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28 Hours in the Emergency Room

Posted on June 15, 2023

“You have arrived at your destination,” our car’s navigation system announces. Crossing the street, I lean on my partner’s shoulder. An involuntary shudder ripples through me as I succumb to a wave of assaulting nausea followed by a sharp pain in my abdomen. I stare questioningly at the letters “gency” flickering on the neon sign […]

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POTS, EDS, and the Scorching Sun: Heat Intolerance & Your Summer Survival Guide

Posted on June 14, 2023

Welcome to the sizzling chronicles of summer, a time when we embrace the sun-kissed longer days, BBQs, and hopefully beach trips! But what if I told you that for some folks, this wonderful season feels more like a daunting endurance test than a relaxing vacation? Today, we delve into the sweltering world of Heat Intolerance, […]

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We Are Visible Too, Episode 2: Caitlin O’Donnell

Posted on June 5, 2023

We Are Visible (Too) is an ongoing mini-film series portraying people with EDS all across the globe. In this mini-documentary series, we will continue on the We Are Visible  – a feature-length film about people with EDS – journey and add a variety of 5 – 10 minute videos of other people across the country […]

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Popular People With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on May 13, 2023

Over the last years, more and more famous Hollywood stars have come out with having been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, sharing their journey on social media and with the press to raise awareness. For EDS Awareness Month, Chronic Pain Partners’ Karina Sturm put together a list with popular fellow zebras, including Billie Eilish, Jameela Jamil, […]

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Pey Carter and Daughter Abigail Speak About Their EDS Children’s Book 

Posted on April 28, 2023

Pey Carter, a public speaker and author from Eau Claire, WI, and their daughter, Abigail Bailey, have a children’s book about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in the works: Bendy Bones and Stretchy Skin: An Ehlers-Danlos Story. In addition, Pey just finished a Kickstarter for an Ehlers-Danlos coloring book and is working on a memoir of their own. […]

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