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.

Beware of Air Quality When Exercising

How much can air quality affect your outdoor workouts? Here’s what to look out for and what you should do if you find it difficult to exercise outdoors.
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Women Increasingly Shaving Excess Facial Hair

About a year ago, a friend and I were comparing notes about how our bodies have changed due to menopause. One of the vexing issues that we identified was the overactive facial hair follicles that caused hair to either grow exceptionally long or to gr...
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Two Nutrients That Protect Against Hearing Loss

While turning down the volume and using ear plugs in exceptionally loud situations – such as rock concerts – are obviously important, your diet can actually help you protect your hearing, too.
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Acid Reflux Drugs and Menopause

Recent research has found that common acid reflux drugs can raise the risk of heart attacks, particularly for menopausal women.
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Benefits of Vitamin E for Menopausal Women

The menopausal transition means changes in a woman’s body. Those changes range from skin changes to increased risk of heart disease. Therefore, if you’re like me, you want to make sure you have as many health options to pick from to support your heal...
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Finding Skincare Products in Menopause

I don’t know about you, but my skin has changed tremendously during the menopausal transition. I used to describe my skin as “combination” but now I find that my skin—and especially my face—often feels really dry. The search for new skincare products ...
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