Disclosing Your Illness or Disability: Is it Necessary?

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. It’s something that a lot of people wonder, whether they are newly diagnosed or even have been for some time. ‘If I have a disability or…

A Gentle Reminder About Negative Emotions

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. Are you having a bad day? How about a rough or even a mildly annoying one? Have you been struggling to keep a stiff upper lip…

Being Consistent and Kind To Yourself With a Chronic Illness

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. A chronic illness is just that. Chronic. When a person is first diagnosed it can be difficult to grasp the concept of “life-long,” even when they…

Summer Heat and Chronic Illnesses

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. The summer is really ramping up, and that means it’s time to take these climbing temperatures seriously. While the heat can certainly be uncomfortable, it’s also…

Exercises You Can Do From Home While Chronically Ill

Exercise is important for all people but particularly those who are chronically ill. For an exercise to be successful, you have to desire to want to do it and you have to be motivated to complete it. If the exercise is not done correctly, it won’t be helpful. The first step is to decide your…

Tips on Understanding Lyme Disease Patients

“Knowledge is power”                         -Sir Francis Bacon This quote is important when trying to understand what a family member or friend is experiencing when suffering from chronic Lyme disease. To understand their condition, you need to be aware that chronic Lyme disease is hard…

Chronic Illness Can Affect Anybody

When you think of celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Selena Gomez and Tom Hanks, you never stop and think “chronic illness”. With time, they have all brought their personal health issues to the light and are sharing their story with the world. We now know that Lady Gaga suffers from fibromyalgia, Shania Twain…

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2018

It is often said that failure to plan is a plan to fail. None of us want that for 2018. Why not make some realistic New Year’s Resolutions? The year 2017 might have been one of your worst with chronic pain so let’s explore how you can improve 2018. Take time to Meditate. This new…

Q&A: Patient Advocate, Kim – Living with Fibromyalgia

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Kim, a wife and mother of two who has lived with fibromyalgia for the past 18 years. Kim was previously seeking a healthcare community where she could connect with others like yourself and came upon Peer Health where she has been able to enjoy the benefits of a…

A Gout Friendly Holiday

Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints caused by a buildup of needle-sharp uric acid crystals. A common area of pain due to gout is your big toe but it can also affect your ankles, knees, feet and hands. As a gout sufferer, are you looking forward to Thanksgiving or is this a…