The internet is great for research and general knowledge when it comes to health, but don’t forget that webMD shows you the worst case (and every case) scenario when it comes to a headache. Don’t forget that the blog you read, unless they are citing sources, cannot diagnose you or give accurate medical advice tailored to your body. I have said this before and I will continue to say it again and again: the internet cannot take the place of a physician’s opinion or advice and pseudoscience is not welcome here.
As I always say: The only doctor you should rely on is a doctor you can smell. :)
Going to college can be a scary experience for anyone, but throw a chronic illness (or multiple) into that mix and you’re bound to feel lost at some point.
This will be part one of a long series. I will do specific in-depth posts on certain aspects— dorm life, for example, will be a singular extensive post. For now, here you have The Basics: Preparing for School Part I…
Chronic Curve knows what she is talking about — she deals with chronic illnesses (Rheumatoid Arthritis and severe scoliosis) while doing pre-med college courses. If this post is any indicator of the thoroughness with which she approaches her studies, I’ve got a feeling she’ll become a fine doctor someday. Check it out.
Thanks to anonymous tipster Private Aye-Aye, I was able to contact Lauren Streib, the researcher who had pulled together the data that went into this infographic from Newsweek. And she very kindly replied to my request for research article links! With her permission, I’m posting them here for your edjimafication.
Again, big thanks to Lauren Streib for sharing the “inside scoop” on that fascinating piece of informative art! :)