Most of us have had that uncomfortable feeling of, "Ooh, maybe I shouldn't have said that" in response to a diagnosis or health challenge of a family member or friend. Or, perhaps, we should've had that uneasy concern but we were blissfully unaware of our misstep.
Several of us who write for the Health Channel at About.com have heard multiple stories of reactions that are good, bad or terrible to readers' life circumstances, and that's resulted in the compilation of "What Not to Say" articles about various topics to help each other avoid the Bad Comment Syndrome.
Here are mine about Alzheimer's disease and Dementia:
And, thanks to Christine Luff, our About.com Guide to Running/Jogging, we can all avoid other potentially hurtful comments by reading the other articles which are compiled and linked to in this article:
What comments would you add to the "What Not to Say" list?