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Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Score One for Chronic Pain Patients!

Since the FDA approved Zohydro ER last October, there has been a storm of controversy. Zohydro ER is an extended-release version of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone.   On the Plus Side   Zohydro ER provides three potential benefits previously unavailable to pain patients in the U.S. It is the first single-entity form of... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, 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 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!

5 Most Interesting Obesity Headlines for March 2014

We are changing the way we think about food, nutrition, and health. So what’s the latest buzz around the Internet and in the news this month? Below are some of the most intriguing insights and trends.If you believe, you can succeed!Weight loss beliefs jeopardize anti-obesity drugs (PsychCentral) - patients taking orlistat, which causes anal... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Do’s and Don’ts to Managing the Skin Reactions to Topical Chemotherapy

Topical chemotherapy is a targeted treatment. It is applied directly to the affected area and side effects are much less severe than traditional chemotherapy. As the topical chemotherapy kills cancer cells, it can also damage surrounding cells, which causes the side effects, such as redness, rash, itching or pain. If you experience side... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

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Urologist

What to Expect at an Urologist Visit

You have just been told by your primary care doctor that you need to see an urologist. Or perhaps you are experiencing symptoms that you think are related to your urinary tract and you decide to make an appointment on your own. You may have some trepidation going in of what to expect during your visit.   Prior to your visit, it may be helpful... Read moreChevron
posted 03/17/2014, comments (0)|

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