Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Health Guides

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Breast Cancer Screening and RA Advocacy

RA can give you blinders. When you live with this disease, it can be difficult to look up and see more than the immediate issue of stiffness, pain, and treatment. This “diagnosis blindness” can also affect your medical team, leading to gaps in your care. This month on HealthCentral’s RA site, we’re focusing on issues... Read moreChevron

posted 10/01/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

When Skin Lesions Have Pain or Itch

You know the warning signs of skin cancer. You know to use the ABCDE method to know whether a lesion should be looked at by your dermatologist. But do you also pay attention to whether there is pain and itching? According to... Read moreChevron

posted 10/01/2014, 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!

Store-Bought Smoothies are Junk Food; Try this Power Smoothie Recipe from Borne Appétit

Try this Power Smoothie Recipe from Borne Appétit (Paleo, Dairy-free) 

Talk about a sweet tooth! We eat and drink 22 teaspoons... Read moreChevron

posted 09/30/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro


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)|