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Janssen Global Services, LLC, paid for my travel expenses for the conference. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. As you may know, last year I attended the HealtheVoices Conference for the first time. I was excited to attend and meet people I’ve seen online for so many years, finally in person! HealtheVoices […]

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This is a sponsored post. A representative for VitaPOP reached out offering this product in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. To learn more about sponsored posts please click here. I absolutely love snacking. Everyone knows this! When a rep with VitaPOP reached out I was more than excited to […]

The post Satisfy Your Craving with VitaPOP: Popcorn with Over 15 Essential Vitamins appeared first on Chronically Strong.

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Back in Chicago, Brooke Abbott and I had the privilege of sitting down with Amber Tresca and discussing life and healthcare as we know it: as African American women. April was Minority Health Awareness Month so we definitely felt it was a fitting topic. I loved this experience. I really admire Brooke and Amber for […]

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Yesterday, May 6th, was annual Nurse Day. We celebrate to raise awareness of the importance of nurses and the role they play in our healthcare and lives. May 6th also marks the beginning of national Nurses Week (May 6th – May 12th). The last day, May 12th marks the birth of English nurse Florence Nightingale who […]

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I would like to start this by saying thank you so much to Maggie Baldwin (of Let’s Talk IBD) for capturing this beautiful moment between Meg Johnson (of the Front Butt YouTuber) and I. Definitely check out their channels. They are two amazing people and IBD advocates who I absolutely adore! Health conferences are an amazing […]

The post 5 Important Benefits of Including Patients and Patient Advocates in Healthcare Conferences appeared first on Chronically Strong.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Lilly Stairs in person last year at the HealtheVoices conference. She’s an amazing person and advocate with an amazing story to share. Incase you haven’t noticed, I’ve had a lot to say about Clara Health since I joined their Breakthrough Crew Team when it first launched. Clara supports patients […]

The post Lilly Stairs Talks About Clara Health and the Importance of Clinical Trials appeared first on Chronically Strong.

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Today I wanted to celebrate Crohn’s patient, IBD advocate, news reporter and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation board member, Sonya Goins! Sonya has been living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease since 1985. Here’s what Sonya has to say about her journey with Crohn’s Disease and living on Total parenteral nutrition (TPN). My name is Sonya Goins. I’m a television […]

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Good morning everyone! It is now 1:40am on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. I’m awake! – But, I don’t want to be. I’m seriously riding the struggle bus this morning because of my insane allergies. For those of you who don’t know I am highly allergic to pollen. Living in North Carolina, obviously this doesn’t work out well […]

The post 4 Tips On How To Survive Allergy Season appeared first on Chronically Strong.

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This post contains affiliate links. I was given a (free) advanced copy of the book: The Complete Guide to Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Roadmap to Longterm Healing by Alexa Federico, NTP in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can learn more about sponsored posts by clicking […]

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re probably well aware by now that I’ve spent a decent amount of time in some sort of healthcare facility. It all started with my mother being diagnosed with Schizophrenia when I was only a few years old. At the time I was much too young to fully […]

The post I’ve Spent My Life in Hospitals. | Living a Limited Life & Challenging Yourself for More appeared first on Chronically Strong.

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