Monday, September 01, 2014

Health Guides

James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Tips on How to Get Through Ragweed Season

Ragweed season began in early August. Were you prepared for it? If not, don’t worry. You can immediately take some steps to get through the rest of this season. First, let’s review what ragweed is, where you find it, and when the season starts and stops.    What is ragweed? Ragweed is a plant found throughout the US, but is... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

Living with Asthma

Childhood Obesity and the Asthma Epidemic

Over the past few decades, the incidence of both childhood obesity and asthma in kids has increased at an alarming rate. Experts have been suggesting there might be a link between these two health issues. Now a newly published study from Bristol University in the UK has found a strong relationship between body mass index (BMI, a standard measure... Read moreChevron
posted 08/06/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/04/2014, comments (0)|

Maryee, Health Guide

I am in my mid-40s, have kids, work full-time, & manage our home.

Addictive Additives in Food

We have a tremendous obesity problem in our country today, with one in every three adults being either overweight or obese. It seems odd to me that no other generation in our lifetime faced this in such incredible numbers. There has to be something to this that has come about in recent decades. It makes me think that with the introduction of... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
Ellen Schnakenberg

Ellen Schnakenberg, Health Guide

Patient educator and advocate

Migraine and Headache Awareness Blog Challenge 22 - Watching Over Me

Migraine and my other comorbid conditions such as Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, dystonia and spinal disease, make it difficult for me to do the normal day to day things most people take for granted. Today’s National Migraine and Headache Awareness Blog Challenge is personal to me because I do require so much help.   Today’s... Read moreChevron
posted 06/22/2014, comments (0)|