Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Reasons to Just Say "No" to Sodas

Heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and alcohol are not the only life-destroying drugs available, soda beverages contain dangerous drugs too. Actually, these drinks contain a mixture of different chemicals that can do more harm than good, especially for people that experience chronic pain. Make this year the year that you say “No more... Read moreChevron

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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

Protect Your Skin From the Winter

Even though exercising in the winter can be hard on your skin, there are inexpensive ways to keep it protected and refreshed. Face and hands tend to suffer the most because they are usually the least protected from the elements. There is an array of products available to keep your warm glow, but many are expensive and contain harsh chemicals... Read moreChevron

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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Problem with Vision Can Emerge in People with Dementia

Hindsight is sometimes 20/20. That’s what I realized when thinking about the two weeks that my mother spent with me in late August 2005. She was reclining on the couch in my living room and looked at the windows out to my courtyard. “Dorian, there’s a large gap between the windows and the... Read moreChevron

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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!

Obese Teens at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies

A new study from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggests that obese teens may have nutritional deficiencies usually found... Read moreChevron

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Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Temporary Tattoos May Soon Replace Your Blood Glucose Meter

The research into better technology for finger pricking has been steady, albeit slow, as the best options seem to be smaller gauge lancets.  But, a smaller lancet isn’t advancing diabetes management to something that smacks the pain factor and the Read moreChevron

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