Sunday, September 21, 2014

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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!

Suburban Living Can Make You Fat!

Fall in Love, Get Married, Move to the Suburbs and Get Fat I suppose it remains a part of the American Dream. We settle into marriage, use those college educations to land respectable employment, start a family, and buy a house in the suburbs.    The air is a bit cleaner; there is more grass and it is greener; there is more elbow room... Read moreChevron
posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Freelance health writer

Autism in School: Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher

The school year is underway. If you have a child with autism, you might be wondering how he is doing in school. You want to keep up to make sure you address any problems right away. Children with autism have trouble with communication so you might not be getting the information you need from your child. The best thing to do is set up an... Read moreChevron
posted 09/18/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Traveling with RA

Traveling can be an adventure, bringing you to new cities, new cultures, and new people. It expands your life, offers you the opportunity to widen your culinary horizons, and let’s not forget the masses of photos that can keep you company during rough times. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, RA will come along and can... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

September 2014: Chronic Pain Awareness Activities

September is Pain Awareness Month and a number of chronic pain organizations are sponsoring events and activities to help spread the word about chronic pain and the toll it takes on the lives of those who suffer with it.   There was a time – not too long ago – when people living with chronic pain were pretty much on their own.... Read moreChevron
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)|