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Jeannette Laframboise

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As I am new to "Ulitzer" I thought perhaps before I began with writing & posting articles, I would take this opportunity to better introduce myself.  On November 6, 2007  I suffered a workplace injury that resulted in permanent disability and chronic pain 24/7. I have also been forced to fight every step of the way with WSIB, aka the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board-(the worker's comp. board) in Ontario, Canada. I was recently asked to describe what I thought of them in one sentence and this was my reply: "Straight from the depths of hell with virulent cruelty, WSIB's primary goal is to dissolve the injured worker into wretched fragments." As I am sure you can ascertain from this statement, my experience with them has not been a positive one. This injury also meant that I will never return to my most beloved job as a nurse after 20 years in the field. I loved my... (more)

Desiccated Thyroid as a Treatment Option

Health 2.0 Journal on Ulitzer The butterfly shaped thyroid gland is located in the anterior (front) lower portion of your neck. It has a left and right lobe and a middle portion attaching the two lobes known as the isthmus. The size and weight of the gland can vary-but in general it weighs between 18-60 grams. Despite this variation, the thyroid is relatively small but is extremely important to overall good health. I myself am ashamed to admit, that until I had my thyroid removed via a total thyroidectomy, I had absolutely no idea just how important this little gland was. Not on... (more)