Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Celeste Cooper, RN

Celeste Cooper, RN, Health Pro

Author, educator, patient and advocate

Critical Steps for Avoiding Raynaud’s Complications

Many people delight in the invigorating, brisk air of fall and winter. Children dance about and utter sounds of glee as they puff their cheeks like a blowfish and reveal the magic of seeing their breath in the air. But for those of us with Raynaud’s, the changing of seasons brings something quite... Read moreChevron

posted 11/16/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Mental Health Activist

Exposing Your Mental Illness in the Workplace

My schizophrenia diagnosis was disclosed via the employee newsletter. In 2004, I had won the NAMI-Staten Island Volunteer of the Year award for my "courageous accomplishments in improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their families." The editor published my honor in the Good for You section of the newsletter.  Read moreChevron

posted 10/28/2015, comments (0)|

Custom Orthotics Soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet


Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often means living with foot pain.  Topical anti-inflammatories (liquids and creams) can ease that pain to some extent.   Warm water soaks can... Read moreChevron

posted 10/27/2015, comments (0)|
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!

Progesterone Helps Weight Loss

Progesterone Helps Weight Loss

It can certainly be frustrating to do all the right things to lose weight or to maintain your weight at a healthy level and not get the desired results. You eat right and you exercise and still do not get the dividends. 


If you are a woman who has had a child, used... Read moreChevron

posted 09/19/2015, comments (0)|

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