Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Health Guides

John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

10 Ways COPD Affects the Heart

Your heart and lungs work together as a team to oxygenate your body. So it only makes sense that a disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that affects the lungs might also, over time, affect the heart too.  

In order to understand how a lung disease... Read moreChevron

posted 01/27/2015, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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

Reflux Friendly Cooking: Pumpkin Muffins

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe... Read moreChevron

posted 01/26/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Health Costs Getting You Down? Join HealthCentral Twitter Chat

Do you have questions about managing medication costs? Do you have experiences that might help others? The financial side of living with RA can be a real challenge and HealthCentral is committed to helping you through it.


Join us on Twitter this Thursday at 2 PM ET for a #HealthTipsChat on dealing with the financial side... Read moreChevron

posted 01/26/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Identifying Constipation in IBD Patients

One major challenge in managing patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is differentiating symptoms or flares with those symptoms due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Constipation, a symptom more frequently associated with IBS, can occur in active IBD flares.  In addition, patients with IBD can have related IBS, which makes... Read moreChevron

posted 01/22/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Pediatric Asthma Patients At Higher Risk For RSV Complications

There are many contagious diseases going around this time of year.  It is "Cold and Flu Season" after all.  In "This Year's Flu Shot: Does It Work" we talked about the threat of the flu for people with asthma.  Unfortunately the flu is not the... Read moreChevron

posted 01/21/2015, comments (0)|