Monday, July 27, 2015

Health Guides

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

GERD and Dental Erosion

It can be hard to keep up with all the medical appointments that are needed before school resumes in the fall. Even so, it is important that you try your best to make or keep your dental appointment if you or your child is living with acid reflux disease. It is estimated that more than 75 percent of patients with GERD have dental erosion... Read moreChevron

posted 07/24/2015, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Study: Cool Air Makes Breathing Easier

When I started as a respiratory therapist 20 years ago, one of the first observations I made is that people with chronic lung diseases, like COPD, do not like heat.  They often request fans with the breeze blowing right at their faces. Or, better yet, they request the air conditioning be turned to full blast. Studies seem... Read moreChevron

posted 07/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

How Do You Know Which Health Professional You Need?

We often talk of the importance of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) having a medical team composed of many different health professionals. These teams are built over time, growing one by one as you need what a particular profession offers. But how do you know who you need so you can ask for a referral?


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posted 07/24/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Tips for Finding a Low-Back-Pain-Friendly Vehicle: Part One

Whether you are a passenger or a driver, being in a car can quickly increase the intensity level of your low back pain.  Car rides can be bumpy and long. Driving requires reaching with hands and feet. Many ergonomic... Read moreChevron

posted 07/21/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

How Common is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Really?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed disorder of the gastrointestinal tract in the United States. It accounts for about 30 percent of all referrals to gastroenterologists, and this condition contributes significantly to health care costs. It used to be a diagnosis of exclusion where numerous medical tests needed to be... Read moreChevron

posted 07/20/2015, comments (0)|