Sarah Beth, RN.
disability

Dignity Health recently put out an infographic detailing the effects of kindness on patients and healing. They suggest that when healthcare is given with kindness and compassion, patients have better outcomes...

There is a lot of talk about why the man diagnosed with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was sent home from the emergency room not having been tested for Ebola despite...

Katie Duke, nurse and star of ABC’s NY MED, was fired recently for posting an image to Instagram with the caption man vs. 6 train. The image, seen above, is of...

As one might expect, navigating life with an invisible illness is one challenge followed by another. Beat one. Greet one. Every. Day. Nothing prepares you for the constant fatigue, pain and...

Zebra Retreat. No, it is not a new safari resort in Africa. It is not a ride at Disney. Not a new game rivaling Angry Birds. And it is not a...

Susannah Cahalan, a journalist for the New York Post, was afflicted with a very rare autoimmune disease called anti-NMDA-receptor autoimmune encephalitis. Where my type of autoimmune disease affects the nerve roots...

I remember reaching downtown just as the sun began to set. San Francisco at dusk is a beautiful, bustling place. Brakes squeaking, fluorescent lights illuminating bars and restaurants. Riding road bikes...

I promised myself I wouldn’t be Debbie Downer (wah, waaaah). I have neglected to write because I have nothing good and hopeful to say. But today, I changed my mind. I...

“Radiculopathy: refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). The emphasis is on the nerve root (radix = “root”). This can result in pain (radicular pain), weakness,...

So I thought I would provide an update on my diagnosis/treatment journey. About a month ago I came to the end of corticosteroid treatment that proved beneficial. I started to show...