Category Archives: Chronic Illness

PCOS Blog

Oligomenorrhea

Oligomenorrhea (pronounced: o-li-go-men-or-rea) is just a fancy name for “few” periods. I don’t think there is any other word in the English language that has more synonyms and slang words to describe a woman’s menstrual cycle, than the word, “period”. Aside from familiar words such…

PCOS Blog

What’s up with the dirt on my neck?

It can be very frustrating if you’ve been told that you have a “dirty neck” when in fact you have a very common symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) called acanthosis nigricans (pronounced: a-can-tho-sis ni-gri-cans). It’s not your fault, and all the scrubbing in the…

Shannon

Shannon’s Blog

Hey readers! We know of an awesome, soon-to-be 9th-grader, Shannon, who has her own blog about living life as a teen with a serious health condition called pulmonary hypertension, and also just living life as a teen in general. She has a great attitude about…

Endo Awareness Ribbon

Endometriosis Awareness

Sometimes it takes a celebrity to shine a spotlight on a medical condition to raise awareness about it. In this case it is 20-year-old Julianne Hough, dancing with the stars dancer, and country-recording artist who has her fans and people of all ages chattering about…