Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

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Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

Maintaining Hobbies When You Have RA

After the initial shock of your diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has worn off, you may wonder how you will continue doing the things you love; the hobbies and activities that not only bring you joy, but also help you maintain your sense of health and well-being.

 

Hobbies can help you feel better. Have you ever noticed... Read moreChevron

posted 07/28/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Mental Health Activist

5 Thoughts on Schizophrenia Medication Reduction

A recent study indicated that lowering the dose of risperidone or olanzapine in schizophrenia patients 50 years old or older can be effective as a measure to try to ward off extrapyramidal symptoms or other symptoms like weight gain.

 

One caveat: the follow-up was three to six months after the study. In that time frame most... Read moreChevron

posted 07/26/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

How Do You Know Which Health Professional You Need?

We often talk of the importance of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) having a medical team composed of many different health professionals. These teams are built over time, growing one by one as you need what a particular profession offers. But how do you know who you need so you can ask for a referral?

 

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posted 07/24/2015, 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!

Boost Your Metabolism by Eating these Foods!

Almonds 

Foods That Fuel Metabolism

Dieting 101 will tell you that... Read moreChevron

posted 07/23/2015, 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.

White House Conference on Aging Part 2: Help for Aging Boomers

In part 1 of the two part White House Conference on Aging series, I focused on the new website launched by Health and Human Services atRead moreChevron

posted 07/16/2015, comments (0)|

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