Friday, October 24, 2014

Health Guides

HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

(Profile)
Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Halloween Alert: Do More Tricks than Treats This Year

A new study should stop parents dead in their tracks.  It suggests that kids, as young as three, will eat pretty much any treat they are given, even if they are not hungry.  So what’s the big deal?  One of the cornerstones of weight management, and avoiding obesity, is the inherent stomach-brain connection that most young... Read moreChevron

posted 10/23/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
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!

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss - My Bariatric Life "Before and After"

This sharepost is part of a series about total body contouring plastic surgery that My Bariatric Life underwent following massive weight loss.    

Read Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

(Profile)
Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Diabetes and Hypothyroidism: Partners in Ill Health

What’s wrong with you if you have diabetes along with mood fluctuations, if you are anxious, if you often get angry, and if you have a poor memory? Are you just a bad person?

 

Did you... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

(Profile)
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 Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Acceptance: A Tough Lesson to Learn

I absolutely hate the concept of “good enough.”

Growing up, I learned several things: take care and pride in the things that you do, pay attention to details, follow established or recommended procedures, but be creative and flexible enough to find more efficient and effective ways of accomplishing tasks. In... Read moreChevron

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (287) >