Friday, February 27, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Coping with Fear of Needles

This post may contain triggers for those who have needle phobias.


Blood tests. Steroid shots. Injections with DMARDs and Biologics. Infusions. Self-injectors.


There is no getting around it. When you have RA, you will get in close contact with needles and syringes. While a small minority might... Read moreChevron

posted 02/25/2015, 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!

An Apple a Day Can Be Effective Against Obesity

An Apple a Day...

The cliche has been quoted so many times that I won't bother with it here. Let's just say that doctors are rumored to avoid people who eat apples. Apparently, the two of them will never be found together in the same room. Ever.


Having said that, apples are good for you. New research... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The New Diabetes Breakfast

My usual breakfast has changed because of my new diet. But it’s better for me than the smoked salmon that I ate before as well as being even tastier.

More than seven years ago when I... Read moreChevron


HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Puerto Rico May Fine Parents of Obese Kids

In New York City, there have been attempts at the state and local level to regulate unhealthy food consumption over the years that include controlling trans fats (successful) and posting calories on Read moreChevron

posted 02/17/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Frequently Asked Questions about Noisy Joints

Crack, snap and pop; are those familiar sounds that you hear when you bend your knee, turn your head or move your arm? Noisy joints can be very distressing, especially when you are uncertain about the cause or the prognosis for these sounds. Hopefully these answers to the frequently asked questions regarding noisy joints will set your mind at... Read moreChevron

posted 08/13/2014, comments (0)|

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