Friday, October 31, 2014

Health Guides

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Preventing Enterovirus Spread: Avoidance is Key

The problem with microscopic organisms that cause infections is you have to rely on recognizing someone is ill in order to know that you need to avoid close contact with them. People who are symptomatic from flu syndrome or pneumonia usually exhibit many signs and symptoms of illness. The period of time between contracting the infection and... Read moreChevron

posted 10/28/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Living with Asthma

Why People Who Have COPD Need to Get an Annual Flu Shot

If you have COPD, or you care for someone who does,  you need to know how important it is to get an annual flu shot. The flu season is about to kick off and you (or your loved one) are definitely at risk. Keep reading to find out why.

 

Everyone, age 6 months and older, is recommended to get an annual flu shot. But some... Read moreChevron

posted 10/23/2014, comments (0)|
Maryee

Maryee, Health Guide

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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

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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... Read moreChevron

posted 06/22/2014, comments (0)|