Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The Right Amount of Sleep to Avoid Diabetes

We have the least risk of getting type 2 diabetes when we get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, according to a new study. Many Americans get less than that amount, and it’s not hard to accept that we need that much. But what is hard for me to accept is their finding that more than 8 hours of sleep is as bad for us as getting too little... Read moreChevron

posted 03/03/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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 Benefits of Using Grill-Happy Fruit


The Health Benefits of Grilling

Grilling is one of the more healthy ways... Read moreChevron

posted 03/02/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Diabetes Nurses in the Hospital Setting

I recently read a discussion about "Advocating for better diabetes care in hospitals" and again was reminded of the perpetual problem of providing excellence of diabetes care for hospitalized... Read moreChevron

posted 02/28/2015, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Triptans for Migraine - Forms and Uses

Triptans are a class of drug called selective serotonin receptor agonists that are used to abort migraine attacks. The word “selective” is key... Read moreChevron

Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

"Safe at School" Bills and Diabetes Care in Children

Children and adolescents spend much of their waking time in the school setting for both academic and extracurricular activities. As such, it is essential that they be safe at school and allow parents and caregivers to proceed with their usual day-to-day activities.


Nurses, of course, are essential in the care of children in... Read moreChevron

posted 02/23/2015, comments (0)|

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