Thursday, August 28, 2014

Health Guides

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for August 2014

Decreased sense of smell can be associated with greater disability in MS. Change in the ability to smell (i.e. olfactory function) is a less common symptom of MS.  It is one that has been detected in all forms of MS, but may be more common in primary progression MS according to Schmidt et al. (2012) who found olfactory dysfunction in... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

New Research Shows Migraine Responsible for 13% of Deaths in Women

For several years now, studies have shown an association between migraine and cardiovascular  disease and incidents. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events include diseases and events related to the heart and blood vessels and include: heart attack, aka myocardial infarction; atherosclerosis: a condition in which plaque builds up in the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are You Living the Pre-disease Life?

If you are struggling to make some lifestyle habit changes, in an effort to improve your overall health, you might want to consider if you are living a life that predisposes you to conditions like obesity and diabetes.  What does a pre-disease life look like?  Take the following quiz to see just how significant your risk is: Do you... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, 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!

The Biomechanics of Running: Improving Your Form

Read part 1 of this series, "Five Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life,"    Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical laws pertaining to movement and structure and can be used to improve athletic performance through technique and form. It is also good fodder for starting arguments among those who practice sports... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, 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

Interval Training Cuts Diabetes Blood Sugar

When it comes to our walking speed, moderation doesn't seem to be the best policy. Those of us who have diabetes can manage our blood sugar levels better when we alternate between slow and fast walking, according to a new study. When we walk at a constant pace, we don’t get the reduced blood sugar benefit of our physical activity. The... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|