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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

What You Need to Know about RA and Vaccinations

People who live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population. This is partly due to the fact that many of us take immunosuppressant medications, such as methotrexate and the... Read moreChevron

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Diet Soda and Your Health

Research is shedding light on the impact drinking diet soda can have on your health. A study with 2,500 participants was presented at the American Stroke Association... Read moreChevron

Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

More Straight Answers About Atrial Fibrillation

We've been going back to the basics about atrial fibrillation because so many patients, family and friends have questions. Let's look at some more questions and answers about this most common of heart arrhythmias. We thank the American Heart Association, the Cleveland Clinic, and the American... Read moreChevron
posted 04/02/2014, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietitian

Detox Diets: Are They A Good Idea?

With the start of 2012, you may have made a pledge to shed the extra pounds you've gain over the last year.

Recently, I've heard a lot of people saying they intend to go on a "detox diet," as soon as the New Year begins.

But, is that a wise move?

For the most part, the only thing detox products help you to... Read moreChevron

posted 12/31/2011, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietician

Heart Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Many vegetarians rely too much on white carbs, overly processed meat alternatives, and cheese, to reach their energy needs. But, regularly eating this type of diet is not healthy for your heart.

 

A vegetarian diet can, however, be very healthful and nutritious, when carefully planned to include all of the essential... Read moreChevron

posted 05/03/2011, comments (0)|