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Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year, New Look

6:09 AM Posted by Tiffany Taft ,
Just a quick hello and Happy New Year to you!

We've updated our blog layout to be a bit more interactive and hopefully easier to navigate.  If it's lousy or a PITA, please let us know.  Please also let us know if there are any topics you'd like for us to cover in the coming months and we'll do our bestest to make sure we write about them.  Here's a preview of some things we've been chewing on for 2014:
  • The doctor-patient relationship, including knowing when and how to fire your physician.
  • Medical marijuana, what it can help with, what it may harm, and what people think about it.
  • Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (aka CAM), including acupuncture, biofeedback, and herbal supplements.
  • Each month we'll highlight a rare chronic disease, give an overview and review research (if any) on social and emotional issues.
  • The impact chronic medical illness has on siblings.
  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult medical care.
  • An overview of different types of psychiatric medications and some of their "off-label" use to manage chronic medical conditions.
And much more....

We're also looking for guest bloggers to contribute to our little corner of the internet.  If you have an idea for a post that relates to chronic illness that we haven't covered before, please contact us at info@opbmed.com.

Finally, here are our top 10 posts from 2013 by pageviews as of today:

  1. 20 Things to Try in 2014 
  2. Chronic Illness Catch 22
  3. A Day in the Life
  4. Navigating the World of IBD Diets
  5. The Role of Stress in IBD (Part 1)
  6. The Physical Weight of IBD
  7. Chronic Illness & Suicide
  8. Dating & Chronic Illness
  9. Emotion Focused Coping
  10. Workplace What The?