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Articles in The American Journal of Psychiatry and other medical journals cite studies that show strong evidence that exposure to artificial broad-spectrum light is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

SAD affects people who become more depressed in the darker days of winter as well as for the more common nonseasonal depression. In fact, evidence proves that adding broad- or full-spectrum or natural lighting or a sunshine simulator in your home may help provide relief from the everyday depression from being stuck at home due to illness.

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Many who cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or other allergies develop sensitivities to chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach isn’t just hard on them, it’s also hard on linens; it will break down the fibers and ruin the fabric.

Here’s an earth-friendly chlorine bleach alternative:

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Magnifier Mania

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A magnification option for every occasion!

Vision problems is among the many frustrating symptoms associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Grave’s Disease, and many other chronic conditions. Like many of the other symptoms, some of the vision problems can ebb and flow — getting worse on one day only to get better the next. It simply isn’t practical — or possible — to have a pair of glasses for every symptom occasion. That’s why so many of us rely on different types of magnifier options, like these:

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Back Scratchers Make Living Alone Easier

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Back Scratchers

back scratchers making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - back scratcher backscratcher back scratchers backscratchersBack scratchers definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier. Keeping a back scratcher within easy reach certainly beats having to resort to finding a wall or doorway to rub up against or trying other desperate measures to scratch that itch you otherwise can’t reach.

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Grabbers and Reachers Make Living Alone Easier

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Grabber Reaching Aids

grabber reaching aids making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - grabbers and reachersGrabber reaching aids definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier. Grabber reaching aids come in a variety of models and prices.

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Lotion Applicators Make Living Alone Easier

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Lotion Applicators

lotion applicator -- making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - lotion applicatorsLotion applicators definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

Lotion applicators come in a variety of models and price ranges.
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Long Handle Brush and Comb

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A long-handled brush and comb can help make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier. A long-handled brush and comb are especially important for those who have difficulty reaching above shoulder level.

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Back Scrubbers Make Living Alone Easier

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Back Scrubbers

back scrubbers backscrubbers scrubers scruber making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - back scrubbers backscrubbers scrubers scruberBack scrubbers definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

Back scrubbers come in a variety of models and prices.

Popular types of styles of back scrubbers include long handle models with a loofah, cleaning, or net pouf (mesh) sponge. Others have nylon bristles or natural bristles. Also popular are the two-handled back scrubbers and those with a dual-sided head that has bristles on one side and massaging “beads” on the other.

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A Foot Brush Makes Living Alone Easier

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A Foot Brush

foot brush reaching aids making life easier -- things to make living alone easier - foot brush pumice stoneA foot brush and foot care aids definitely make life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and are among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

Brushes for the feet and other feet-cleaning aids come in a variety of models and prices.

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A dressing aid stick definitely makes life easier, especially for those with range-of-motion or mobility issues — and is among the must-have items for those who wish to make living alone easier.

The Duro-Med dressing aid stick pictured on the left adds 27 inches to an individual’s reach.

The Duro-Med dressing aid stick has two hooks for picking up items.

It assists with dressing or undressing for those with limited dexterity or the use of only one hand.

The Duro-Med dressing aid stick can be a valuable assistance to helping make living alone easier for anyone who needs help getting dressed or undressed.

 

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pammy the pencil a character in the Writing Woes comic strip and the Chronic Illness Realities Comic StripPammy is the main character in two comic strips by Pamela Rice Hahn, the first of which is the Writing Woes comic strip. Pammy is a writer who is also disabled because of chronic illness and chronic conditions, so she also appears in the Chronic Illness Realities comic strip.

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