I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope with Digestive Tract Paralysis

Hello PACTBLOG readers, Here, we'd like to share an article with you from our partners over at The Mighty. An article by a brave young woman named Allison. You can find the original article here. I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope With Digestive Tract Paralysis By Allison Healy Wheeling down the hallway, I … Continue reading I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope with Digestive Tract Paralysis

Lee Anne: Her DTP and how she got the brush off from a “specialist”

August is DTP/Gastroparesis Awareness Month so we bring you a story from PatientsRising.org about the struggle of a young woman with DTP and how the specialist she went to see wasn't so special. See the complete article here: Lee Anne: Her DTP and how she got the brush off from a "specialist" Or read on... Lee … Continue reading Lee Anne: Her DTP and how she got the brush off from a “specialist”

Prokinetics: What You Should Know – by Nancy Brown

Prokinetics: What You Should Know by Nancy Brown 5/25/17 Prokinetics are class of medications that enhance motility for those who suffer from Gastroparesis and other slow motility diseases.  They are prescribed to improve the nausea, vomiting and bloating symptoms that people with those diseases commonly suffer from. Prokinetics work by increasing movement of the stomach … Continue reading Prokinetics: What You Should Know – by Nancy Brown

The Right-To-Try legislation

Right To Try is a legislative effort to expand the ability of terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental medicines. It would prohibit the federal government, including the US Food and Drug Administration, from taking any action to prevent patient access to life saving treatments. "The FDA does have its own Compassionate Use program aimed … Continue reading The Right-To-Try legislation

Malnutrition Awareness Week -ASPEN

Malnutrition Awareness Week TM Date: September 26 – 30, 2016 Website: http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw Contact Information: (301) 587-6315, info@nutritioncare.org Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 26 – 30, 2016 for their fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and … Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week -ASPEN

Nominate G-PACT!

Let me share with you who the folks at WEGO Health are: "We are WEGO Health — a network of over 100,000 of the most influential members of the online health community. We are bloggers, tweeters, pinners, and leaders of Facebook pages — we are the empowered patients that drive the healthcare conversation online, across … Continue reading Nominate G-PACT!

Malnutrition Awareness Week 9/26 – 9/30/16

Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM Date: September 26 – 30, 2016 Website: http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw Contact Information: (301) 587-6315, info@nutritioncare.org Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 26 – 30, 2016 for their fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM.  The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening … Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week 9/26 – 9/30/16