Addison’s and J.F.K.

Illness strikes even the famous John F. Kennedy, Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill are revered in history for their deeds. Their achievements may have been greater but for illness with plagued. them. Medical writer Jim Leavesley discusses their ailments, and even suggests that Kennedy's was a factor in his death John Fitzgerald Kennedy. John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. At that time he was already a very sick man. Continue reading →

Preventing an Addison’s Crisis

We all know that when you have Addison's disease, even though you follow your medication plan carefully, things happen which can create stresses on your body, causing a deterioration in your condition. Unlike people who do not have Addison's disease, your adrenal gland can't respond to increased demands so you need to prepare for these stressful situations and know what to do to prevent what is termed an adrenal or Addison's disease crisis. Continue reading →