Friday, May 22, 2015

Health Guides

Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Mental Health Activist

3 Tips About Warm Weather and Schizophrenia

 

All hail the warm weather! We're coming out of what was, for a lot of us, an arctic chill-filled snowy daze.


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posted 05/21/2015, 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!

Weight Gain: Just a Few Pounds Can Be Too Much!

 

Photo by Marin

 

Risks of Weight Gain and the Need for Early... Read moreChevron

posted 05/20/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

#ChronicLife Twitter Event: No Longer Silent

Trended nationally for hours
7,325 Tweets
929 Participants
183 Tweets/Hour
15,491,975 Impressions. Yes, that's MILLION!

 

One of the challenges we have as people with rheumatoid arthritis and other types of chronic illnesses is the feeling of being invisible. Of not being part of a greater whole. Of... Read moreChevron

posted 05/20/2015, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide

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Under Minding Our Elders, Carol is an author, blogger and columnist on aging and caregiving support.

Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Symptoms Surprisingly Different

When we think of Alzheimer’s symptoms we think of memory loss, yet this is not necessarily the case with younger onset Alzheimer's. Younger onset Alzheimer’s may present symptoms such as poor judgement and skewed thinking patterns before memory loss becomes evident.


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posted 05/20/2015, comments (0)|
Celeste Cooper

Celeste Cooper, Health Pro

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Author, educator, patient and advocate

The Difference Between Fibromyalgia Tender Points and Myofascial Trigger Points

This is fibromyalgia (FM) awareness month, so it is only fitting that we clear up some confusion between tender points and trigger points. Knowing the difference can affect your diagnosis and treatment.

 

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posted 05/08/2015, comments (0)|