Sunday, April 19, 2015

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HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Losing Weight in Middle Age May Hurt Bone Health

Your doctor tells you that you’ve packed on some extra heft as you became menopausal and he suggests to you that you need to shed some weight, because those extra pounds equal extra risk of developing hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and a whole host of other diseases.  You are inspired to drop the pounds and you start a Read moreChevron

posted 04/17/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Brain Fog

Yesterday I was putting away the fish I’d just brought at the market into the big white cold thing in the kitchen. As I went back to the hallway to get rid of my keys, I noticed something was off. I was still carrying the fish. I opened the big white cold thing again and found my keys inside.


This week’s all... Read moreChevron

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!

Reinventing Myself after Gastric Sleeve, Interview with Cameron McCulloch

cameron mccullough 

Cameron weighed 350 pounds before bariatric weight-loss... Read moreChevron

David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

Using Pedometers For Motivation

When I recently visited my friend John in Northern California for five days, I thought that we might take some walks.  But I hadn’t counted on his new pedometer.


John and I both have type 2 diabetes and get out in nature a lot. But now that he wears a pedometer all the time, he hikes almost every day. And every... Read moreChevron

posted 04/08/2015, 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 frequently asked questions regarding noisy joints will set your mind at... Read moreChevron

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

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