Monday, June 01, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Building Community: Arthritis Awareness Month Wrap-Up

As we come to the end of May and another successful Arthritis Awareness Month, I have realized that understanding the full impact will take some time. HealthCentral had ambitious plans for the month and much to our delighted surprise, everything worked much better than we’d hoped and we are a pretty optimistic... Read moreChevron

posted 05/29/2015, 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!

Get Real Older Adult Exercise Fix

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posted 05/28/2015, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

What Is Ocular Melanoma?

When you think of melanoma, you most likely think of skin cancer, however, melanoma can also occur in the melanocytes (cells that produce the pigment melanin) of the eye. Around 2,000 new cases of melanoma of the eye, or ocular melanoma, are diagnosed each year,... Read moreChevron

posted 05/20/2015, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro


Can Urinary Incontinence Be Caused by Medication?

The large red or blue book commonly seen on physician’s desks, is the Physician’s Desk reference (PDR), It may not be as readily visible as many of use electronic versions, however this reference gives very extensive information for just about every drug imaginable. Some of the more important information that can be found is the... Read moreChevron

posted 05/07/2015, comments (0)|
Theodore Miller

Theodore Miller, Health Guide

Health Researcher and Writer

Hepatitis C Treatment: What to Expect

With the advent of the new Hepatitis C medications, treatment is no longer as complex and or side-effect burdened as it once was. As a result many people are now actively seeking treatment, yet the notion that starting treatment consists of simply being prescribed the new medications is often not the case. I often see people seek treatment... Read moreChevron

posted 03/31/2015, comments (0)|