Recycling

Recycling is a requirement in many cities. But have you ever considered recycling unused medication or old medical equipment? We know that we should not keep medication around that we no longer use. But instead of flushing it down the … MORE

Chiari & Syringomyelia

Have you ever wondered why Chiari is capitalized and syringomyelia is not? It is not grammatically correct to capitalize the names of disorders or diseases. However Chiari malformation was named after a researcher which is why it is capitalized. Professor … MORE

Giving Pain A Name

Here are some words to help when trying to describe your pain to you doctor. Achy – if a part of your body feels achy, you feel a pain there that is continuous but not very strong Acute- used for … MORE

Family History

I occasionally receive emails for the Genetic Alliance about tips that could be helpful. This one seemed worth passing on. Do you know your family health history? Check out these cool and easy-to-use tools: the Does It Run In the … MORE

Counting the years

When I came to work for ASAP almost 23 years ago, I never imagined how much this job would affect my life. One thing for sure I never expected I would still be here after all this time. Mostly becasue … MORE

Affordable Care Act

I was asked to repeat this message. September 23, 2010 marks the six-month anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It also ushers in a new set of insurance reforms that will enable more … MORE