Saturday, October 25, 2014

Health Guides

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Roll Your Way to Improved Performance and Post-Exercise Recovery

Foam rollers can be a valuable piece of equipment in an exercise program. Rollers can be used on many different parts of the body and can have positive effects not only on different injuries but some believe they can also improve sports performance. Foam rollers are used to mimic a soft tissue massage when they are used on the different parts... Read moreChevron

posted 10/23/2014, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Halloween Alert: Do More Tricks than Treats This Year

A new study should stop parents dead in their tracks.  It suggests that kids, as young as three, will eat pretty much any treat they are given, even if they aren't hungry. 

 

So what’s the big deal?  One of the cornerstones of weight management, and avoiding obesity, is the inherent stomach-brain... Read moreChevron

posted 10/23/2014, 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!

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss - My Bariatric Life "Before and After"

This sharepost is part of a series about total body contouring plastic surgery that My Bariatric Life underwent following massive weight loss.    

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posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
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

Diabetes and Hypothyroidism: Partners in Ill Health

What’s wrong with you if you have diabetes along with mood fluctuations, if you are anxious, if you often get angry, and if you have a poor memory? Are you just a bad person?

 

Did you... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Early Detection Saves Lives: Do You Have a Plan?

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with early breast cancer is upwards of 99%. How can you ensure you’ll find any potential breast cancer early, before it spreads? Make an early detection plan, and stick with it.  

 

Breast cancer. It’s the disease... Read moreChevron