Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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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!

PALEO Slow Cooker Chicken Chili from Borne App├ętit (no beans, grain-free, dairy-free)

PALEO Slow Cooker Chicken Chili from Borne Appétit is a perfect meal for when September nights begin to turn chilly and families get busy with school activities. What's more, PALEO Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is a budget-friendly meal that makes use of chicken thighs, and is a good way to sneak more vegetables into your children's (and... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

Preparing Your Child with Autism for Riding on the School Bus

There are a lot of articles that talk about back-to-school for children with autism. Many of those articles (mine included) suggest you take your child for a sneak peek before school starts. Take the time to tour the school (especially if your child will be attending a new school) and meet the teacher. But, starting school for many children also... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/04/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro


BOTOX for Overactive Bladder is the Newest Treatment

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a problem that effects many people. It is a condition that is characterized by a very strong urge during any time of day that results in frequent urination. It is estimated that over 30 million people are affected by overactive bladder. The “gotta go” sensation may always be present. If you are able to make... Read moreChevron
posted 08/03/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

208 New Pain-Related Laws Across U.S.

As most chronic pain patients are well aware, both federal and state governments across the U.S. are looking for ways to curb prescription drug abuse. While their motives may be noble, sometimes their actions have unintended consequences. Too often laws intended to make it more difficult for abusers to gain access to narcotics end up also making... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|