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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Growing Up with Juvenile Arthritis

You know very well what a struggle rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be. The pain, the fatigue, the nausea, taking medications, seeing doctors, getting multiple injections. Now imagine being a child with that experience.

 

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Here on HealthCentral`s RA site, we believe strongly in doing... Read moreChevron

posted 07/02/2015, 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 Loss with Nutrition Counseling, Q&A with Susan Harrow Rago MS, RD, LDN

Twenty years ago when I practiced, I had implemented a program for clients who had 50 or more pounds to lose. Now, 20 years later, it's not unusual for me to see clients with 100 or even 200 pounds or more to lose with BMIs over 40, some as... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
Britt J Johnson

Britt J Johnson, Health Guide

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RA Social Ambassador for HC - Listening to YOU!

Becoming an Adult with JA: Taking Responsibility for Yourself

Britt Johnson being a 'kid' at a procedure in the OR

 

Like many children who grow up with chronic diseases, I grew up far too early. I inherently understood life on a level my peers did not – but that... Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, 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.

Alzheimer's Apathy Preventable with Stimulation

 

 

Lack of enjoyable, stimulating activity can lead to apathy for anyone but particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), apathy is one of the most common neurobehavioral symptoms in dementia. Strong, focused... Read moreChevron

posted 06/27/2015, comments (0)|
Celeste Cooper, RN

Celeste Cooper, RN, Health Pro

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Author, educator, patient and advocate

All About the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop

“Chronic Pain Self-Management, Stanford Program (Stanford CPSMP), offers tips, techniques, and tools for everyone regardless of ability/pain level. We face choices every day; some are basic choices, such as whether we get up or stay in bed. We also make a choice to be an active manager or passive manager of our condition. I KNOW the... Read moreChevron

posted 06/23/2015, comments (0)|

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