Friday, August 29, 2014

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David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Are These 3 Ice Creams Diabetes-Friendly to You?

With the heat of summer the body often yearns for the cooling sensation of ice cream. This year for the first time since I learned two decades ago that I have diabetes I succumbed to the temptation.     But until now I have refrained from writing about ice cream so as not to lead anyone too far down the slippery slope of gluttony,... Read moreChevron
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

New Research Shows Migraine Responsible for 13% of Deaths in Women

For several years now, studies have shown an association between migraine and cardiovascular  disease and incidents. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events include diseases and events related to the heart and blood vessels and include: heart attack, aka myocardial infarction; atherosclerosis: a condition in which plaque builds up in the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

CGM and Medicare

CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) has become a well-accepted, although expensive, component of diabetes care. It's particularly helpful for people on insulin, who risk hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia if there's a mismatch between their insulin dose and food or activity levels. Commercially-available CGM devices consist of an embedded sensor that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

The Biomechanics of Running: Improving Your Form

Read part 1 of this series, "Five Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life,"    Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical laws pertaining to movement and structure and can be used to improve athletic performance through technique and form. It is also good fodder for starting arguments among those who practice sports... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Online Study for Caregivers Recruiting

Two years ago the University of Maryland conducted a chronic pain study, which some of you took part in. Now they are conducting another online study for caregivers and have invited our chronic pain community to participate.   The purpose of the study is to learn more about the experiences and needs of caregivers, who are often overlooked. If... Read moreChevron

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