Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Prescription Opioid Drug Use during Pregnancy

Two roads lead to opioid chemical dependency. A person can become chemically dependent if opioids are used continuously to treat chronic pain. Another can become chemically dependent if opioids are being abused continuously. Both roads lead to a point when a person cannot live without the external source of opioid chemicals. At that point, a woman... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Mental Abilities Often Change As We Age

Just recently, I was discussing my writing process with a friend. I described how I used to be able to tune out all extraneous chatter; however, as I’ve grown older, any spoken word – whether it’s from a home health care nurse visiting my father, my next door neighbor yelling outside, or a song with lyrics –takes me off... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, 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 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!

Maintaining Weight May Relieve Depression in Black Women

Research shows that women are twice as likey as men to suffer from depression and that more than one in seven African American women suffer from major depression. Black women who have depression are also less likely to receive treatment than are white women at a ratio of 39.7 percent vs. 54 percent. Those African American women who do seek... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

Author, breast cancer survivor

Eating Right: 10 Foods for Healthy Breasts

When you think breast health, you probably think avoiding breast cancer. But there’s more to healthy breasts than simply protecting yourself from cancer. Check out these foods that not only cut your cancer risk, but also build muscle, and help keep your weight down – both key goals for healthy, younger-looking... Read moreChevron
posted 07/27/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The Trouble with Protein for People with Diabetes

For some of us who have diabetes the trouble with protein is real. If we have existing kidney disease, we can’t handle a lot of protein. If we follow a vegan diet, the problem is to get enough protein.   But for most of us the trouble with protein is to know how much we need and whether we are getting too much. Many of us think that... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, comments (0)|

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