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Daniel J Vance

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

“Ann” is fifty-seven years old, lives in central Missouri and prefers remaining anonymous. She has multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS), which the National Institute of Environmental Health Science defines as
Dennis Godby, ND

Lifestyle changes can help tame the diabetes epidemic

Type 2 diabetes (T2D), now epidemic in the United States, is a national tragedy, as 1 in 3 Americans - born in the 21st century - are expected to become diabetic, even young children.
Daniel J Vance

Autism Advice

Grace Hanusin is a certified occupational therapy assistant from Niagara Falls, New York. She reads this column in the Niagara Wheatfield Tribune. Though not personally having a disability, she did teach school children with disabilities for seventeen years.
Daniel J Vance

Huntington’s disease

Glenn Ferrell of Boise, Idaho, has plenty of experience on how disability affects families. His fourth child, Noah, was born with Down Syndrome, and his first wife, Barbara, died from Huntington's disease.
Daniel J Vance

Flip Schulke

Occasionally, I feature famous people. Although likely not recognizing the name of Flip Schulke of West Palm Beach, Florida, you certainly would recognize his photographs. He is one of America's greatest photographers.
Dennis Godby, ND

Hormones key to dropping excess weight

To improve body composition and achieve optimal health, balancing your hormones are critical to short- and long-term success.
Daniel J Vance

Spinal Stenosis

“Pamela” lives in eastern Iowa, prefers remaining anonymous, and enjoys reading this column in the DeWitt Observer.
Daniel J Vance

GCPS and Turner Syndrome

“Tina” has been a mother of two children with rare disabilities, and prefers anonymity to protect her children's identities. Living near Phoenix, Arizona, she reads “Disabilities” in The Desert Advocate.
Daniel J Vance

Pete and Liz Fordred

In March 1982, Pete and Liz Fordred began an incredible 18-month sailing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Florida. They sailed by themselves as paraplegics,
Daniel J Vance

Depression

Jerry Bambery owns five fast food restaurants that grossed more than $12 million in combined sales last year. He agreed to this interview because he wants more people talking about major depression.