Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Patient Expert

Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.

Diet Plays Role in Lung Cancer Risk

A study out of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center — which is the largest of its kind — links eating a diet rich in high glycemic foods with an increased risk of developing lung cancer.
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What to Ask Your Doctor

To learn what you really need to know, you have to ask the right questions. Here’s how to start.
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Estrogen Loss at Menopause Can Lead to Urination Issues

Credit: Thinkstock If you’re a middle-aged woman, you may have noticed that you are having issues with urination. You’re not alone. Harvard Medical School reports almost 1 in 3 American women who are between the ages of 50 and 64 have complaints abou...
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Vaginal Atrophy Can Bring Dryness, Itching

Menopause can bring many so many issues – hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings – so many women are caught by surprise when they start feeling irritation, soreness or itching in and around their “private parts.” However, this dryness may be a sign of ...
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