Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Freelance health writer

The Chikungunya Virus: What You Need to Know

We know that mosquitoes carry and spread several diseases. You have probably heard of West Nile Virus. The chikungunya virus has been around for awhile, but, it has not appeared in the United States until recently. The large majority of people who have this virus got it when traveling outside of the country but within the past few weeks two... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
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 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!

5 Most Interesting Obesity Headlines for July 2014

We are changing the way we think about food, nutrition, and health. So what’s the latest buzz around the Internet and in the news this month? Below are some of the most intriguing insights and trends.   Stressors can lead to weight gain for women Women’s Metabolism Slowed by Stress and High Fat Meals (Bariatric News) –... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Help Fight the Stigma of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – Enter the Live Bold Photo Contest

If you live with fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition, you're probably all too aware of the stigma that often accompanies these invisible illnesses. People with chronic pain are too often looked upon as being lazy or hypochondriacs because we're not able to do everything we once did. We're labeled as drug seekers simply because we have... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

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Urologist

How to Clean an Intermittent Catheter

For a variety of different reasons, many people are unable to empty their bladders by voluntarily urinating. A large number of conditions can be associated with the inability to empty, including diabetes and spinal cord problems, such as tumors or multiple sclerosis. These patients have either a complete inability to empty their bladder, and no... Read moreChevron
posted 06/29/2014, comments (0)|