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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Prescription Opioid Drug Use during Pregnancy

Two roads lead to opioid chemical dependency. A person can become chemically dependent if opioids are used continuously to treat chronic pain. Another can become chemically dependent if opioids are being abused continuously. Both roads lead to a point when a person cannot live without the external source of opioid chemicals. At that point, a woman... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Freelance health writer

Pseudodysphagia: The Fear of Choking

Pseudodysphagia is the fear of choking. Those with this phobia are often afraid of swallowing, but not because of the process of swallowing. Instead, they are afraid that swallowing will lead to choking. The fear of swallowing, phagophobia, is different. Pseudodysphagia can become so severe that it causes malnutrition and malnourishment,... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
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Coping with the Stigma of RA

We have all worked with people who have required surgery to replace a knee or remove a body part that was no longer working as it should.  We have worked with people who have been hospitalized with pneumonia.  We have worked with people who have battled cancer.   What do all of these situations have in common?  People are... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

10 Exercises You and I Cannot Live Without

To exercise is to make up for the lack of physical activity in your life. To exercise is to care about the health of your body. To exercise is to be selfish for just a brief moment in the day. Yes, it is okay to selfishly carve out time in your life, put everything else on hold and just go for a run or a walk or go to the gym. These are the... Read moreChevron
posted 07/15/2014, comments (0)|

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