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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

Antioxidants and Skin Cancer

You have probably heard that antioxidants can help prevent different types of skin cancer, including skin cancer. When your cells are damaged, through unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking and sun damage, or through normal bodily activities such as breathing, produce free radicals that attack healthy cells. Free radicals are thought to... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Robin Williams: In Truth, We Will Never Know

  I have been off the grid for most of the last two weeks, and thus missed the media commentary into the suicide of Robin Williams. I hesitate to add my own voice. Like you, I feel a deep sense of grief and loss. This was a giant of a man who has been a close part of my life for four decades.   A personality as unique and outsized as... Read moreChevron
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

IMHO: Getting The Right Treatment Right Away Halts Disability

With the latest focus on treating individuals in the prodromal stage with psychosocial modalities, with or without medication, I wanted to give my take on the story.   In 1986, exactly one year before I had my breakdown, I sought help because I felt something wasn't right.  I met with a woman at the Student Life Office on my college... Read moreChevron
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)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems, either.   Another... Read moreChevron