Monday, September 01, 2014

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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Freelance health writer

Don’t Forget to Check Your Scalp for Skin Cancer

When you do a self-skin check, do you include your scalp? If you are bald, you probably do. If not, the scalp is often a forgotten area. But skin cancer can, and does, develop on the scalp. The majority of cancers found on the head and neck are either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.   Even though melanoma is not as common... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro

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Urologist

Primary Androgen Deprivation for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Numerous factors go into the decision process for the treatment of prostate cancer. A patient’s age and his or her co-existing medical conditions must be taken into consideration when determining the ideal treatment for a patient. The stage and grade of the tumor must also be utilized to make the best decision for the newly diagnosed... Read moreChevron
posted 08/23/2014, 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 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!

The Biomechanics of Running: Improving Your Form

Read part 1 of this series, "Five Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life,"    Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical laws pertaining to movement and structure and can be used to improve athletic performance through technique and form. It is also good fodder for starting arguments among those who practice sports... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Online Study for Caregivers Recruiting

Two years ago the University of Maryland conducted a chronic pain study, which some of you took part in. Now they are conducting another online study for caregivers and have invited our chronic pain community to participate.   The purpose of the study is to learn more about the experiences and needs of caregivers, who are often overlooked. If... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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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)|