Sunday, April 19, 2015

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John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

CPAP vs. BiPAP: What to Know

Some people with COPD, or COPD plus sleep apnea, may benefit from CPAP or BiPAP.  So what are these, and how might they benefit you?  


Ventilation.  Your lungs make sure you are taking in enough oxygen and blowing off carbon dioxide. Oxygen... Read moreChevron

posted 04/17/2015, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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

Everything You Need to Know about Greek Yogurt but Were Afraid to Ask

Yogurt is a dairy product produced by fermentation of milk that has been heated to high temperatures to create the desired texture. Greek yogurt, also known as “strained” yogurt, is made by allowing the liquid whey (water, lactose, and some protein and minerals) to drain out of the yogurt, resulting in a thicker yogurt and a more... Read moreChevron

posted 04/17/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Brain Fog

Yesterday I was putting away the fish I’d just brought at the market into the big white cold thing in the kitchen. As I went back to the hallway to get rid of my keys, I noticed something was off. I was still carrying the fish. I opened the big white cold thing again and found my keys inside.

 

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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Common Conditions that can Mimic Osteoarthritis

Not everything that hurts is arthritis.  Although it is easy to sweep aches and pains under the general “rug” of arthritis, there are common conditions that mimic arthritis.  Unless the correct diagnosis is uncovered, pain might become chronic and unrelenting.  Often, the treatment of these common painful conditions... Read moreChevron

posted 04/14/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Lifestyle Changes and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux is the passage of gastric contents into the esophagus.  It is a normal physiologic process, with most episodes being brief and may not result in any symptoms or damage to the lining of the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a disorder where the reflux into the esophagus causes symptoms or other... Read moreChevron

posted 04/13/2015, comments (0)|