Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Traveling with RA

Traveling can be an adventure, bringing you to new cities, new cultures, and new people. It expands your life, offers you the opportunity to widen your culinary horizons, and let’s not forget the masses of photos that can keep you company during rough times. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, RA will come along and can... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
Cyndi Jordan

Cyndi Jordan, Health Guide

Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Nausea of Migraine Impacts Disease Burden and Quality of Life

Those of us with migraines are all too aware that a migraine consists of much more than just head pain. There are a number of other symptoms that many of us experience to one degree or another. These may include light and sound sensitivity, cognitive fog, fatigue, dizziness, aphasia, neck pain, and motor weakness. (For a more comprehensive list... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine, Oral Triptans and Nausea - Are the Triptans Contributing?

When we have a migraine, we need our medications to work. We need them to work consistently and as quickly as possible. Researchers are finding, however, that if we're nauseous when we take oral triptans (medications such as Imitrex (sumatriptan), Maxalt (rizatriptan), Zomig (zolmitriptan), etc.), we may not achieve the relief we need. One ... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

Diabetes Testing That Is Even More Gentle

Three months ago I reviewed Genteel’s new “gentle lancing instrument” here at “Gentle Testing for Diabetes.” The company claims right on the box that it gives us “blood testing without pain!”     In all my experience with the device this is no exaggeration. It has improved the quality... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Top 10 Medications that Can Cause Pain

Doctors are often asked to diagnose the cause of pain. Sometimes the cause is as close as the medication list. A number of medications can potentially lead to pain. The most common pains are: joint pains, muscle pains, stomach pains and headaches. Check your medication list to see if you might be experiencing drug-induced pain from one of these... Read moreChevron

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