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May Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month. WARNING: Graphic Pictures

I have been sharing my journey with Chiari Malformation since I was diagnosed last year.  I've tried to keep a lot of medical jargon out of it to keep people from getting confused.  But, rarely does Chiari (pronounced Key-R-ee) travel alone.  In fact, much like misery, it LOVES company.  Most people with chiari also have a disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (aka EDS).

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Category: Health, Information, Offbeat
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Photo from Facebook

Two Maine Men Break Powerlifting Records

Two men from Bristol, Maine broke RAW American Powerlifting Federation Maine records at the Maine state championship in Westbrook. Sixty powerlifters competed at the event last weekend and two Maine men broke some state records.

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Courtesy of Dr. Sulak
Courtesy of Dr. Sulak

Free Event: Medical Cannabis As A Solution To The Opioid Epidemic

You can attend this FREE event with Dr. Dustin Sulak, the leading physician in Maine educating others about the importance of medical cannabis and its connection to a solution for opioid addiction.  It is taking place at USM's Hannaford Hall tonight at 6pm.  You can also stream the conference LIVE from home.   

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Things To Celebrate In May!

Of course, there's the obvious days like: May 4th (Star Wars), Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) & Mother's Day (May 8th).  There are a lot of other recognition and observances happening in the month of May.  Some that might have special meaning to you and some that are just plain funny.  Here is a list of things to celebrate in the 5th month of the year:

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Courtesy of: Facebook - Gerard's Pizza

Please Help Support Owner of Gerard’s Pizza In Gardiner

Jeff McCormick, owner of Gerard's Pizza in Gardiner, was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer.  We deliver lunch with our Bee Lunch Break from Gerard's Pizza and was deeply saddened to hear this news. I know first hand the financial burden that comes with a medical condition that requires lots of treatments.  It's not easy.

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Maine Ranks 20th On List Of Getting Proper Amount of Sleep

 

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) we are not getting enough sleep. Maine residents came in 20th on the list for not getting the proper amount of sleep each night.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Give Andy Advice For Quitting Soda

I have never smoked cigarettes but I have seen first hand many friends that have tried to quit smoking and how difficult it was for them. I am a Diet Mountain Dew addict and I did quit a couple of years ago for about 6 or 7 months and then I started in again and I found myself drinking about a liter a day.

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Chloe

McCoy Crank Calls Sarah’s 6 Year-Old With Crazy Questions [VIDEO]

Background to this story:  My mom has a landline phone...which seems to be an 'oddity' for kids nowadays.  Mom hasn't given the phone number to anyone...I didn't even know it.  But yet, companies and organizations call the number looking for someone.  So, mom has allowed my 6-year-old Chloe to answer the phone and 'handle' whoever is on the other end.  

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Sarah’s Doctor On Mystery Diagnosis TV Show [VIDEO]

Wow...do you have any idea how strange it feels to have a condition that has been a topic of discussion on a mystery TV show?  While, my case wasn't as severe as the girl in the show...I did go through being misdiagnosed several times.  Chiari Malformation has recently been taken off of the rare disease list.  Making the public, as well as the medical community, aware of this condition will hopefully spare people in the future from a lot of pain and suffering.

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Sarah's first week back to work

Sarah Returned Early From Medical Leave – Was It The Right Choice? [VIDEO]

Usually, when someone gives you 12 weeks of medical leave, you take it.  Not me!  I decided I was tough enough to return to work 6 weeks early.  This week was my first week back on the Morning Buzz with B98.5.  Now, I'm checking in with myself to see if it was actually the right choice and if I should take some more time.  At the end of the day, my health and well-being comes first.  

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