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In the middle of the last century sociologist Erving Goffman came up with the theory of social performativity - the concept that, as Shakespeare said some four centuries prior, we are all actors and the world is our stage. We perform a variety of roles, claims Goffman, in our day-to-day lives: the roles of a parent, a student, an employee,…

" I felt afraid to leave the house - what if I can’t remember where I live?  Does anybody else battle debilitating brain fog while on thyroid replacement therapy? When is it just “brain fog” and when is something you need to see a doctor for?" This is what a patient, currently going through thyroid hormone replacement therapy, shares about their fears, experiences,…

Sometimes hearing someone else’s perspective or experience with your condition is all it takes to lift your spirits or give you the confidence you need to try something new. We have decided to talk about Multiple Sclerosis this week and introduce you to one of the 2.5 million MS patients worldwide. Yes, there are millions of people out there who have…

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