Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
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

Are Acid Reflux Disease and Obesity Linked?

GERD and Obesity in the U.S. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a major concern in the U.S. The prevalence of GERD in Western countries is approaching 20 percent and is increasing about 5 percent a year (Ayazi, 2009). The rate of obesity has also risen dramatically. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S.... Read moreChevron
posted 07/20/2014, comments (0)|
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Google Gets into Diabetes Care with Smart Contact Lens

  Earlier this week, the news that was catching everyone’s attention was Google’s announcement that it had a new licensing deal with Novartis to bring its smart contact lens to the market. Among the ocular medical uses will be glucose monitoring and presbyopia.   The novel contact lens marries the electrochemical technology... Read moreChevron
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke

In a study conducted last year, researchers noted that the risk of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) flare was higher during heat waves than during normal times of the year (1).  While it isn't clear exactly why this is the case, it may be due to the added stress heat can place on the body.  Regardless of the cause, there are several... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

What Asthma Controller Medicine Works Best for You?

There are so many asthma controller medicines on the market that the choices can be overwhelming.  A common question I get is: which one is best for me? To answer this, you must first understand the basic components of asthma.   Chronic:  All asthmatics always have some degree of inflammation in their air passages.   Acute:... Read moreChevron
posted 07/13/2014, comments (0)|