Sunday, March 29, 2015

Health Guides

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Coping with Prednisone Mood Swings

Prednisone. It’s a double-edged sword. This medication can be an excellent tool to address rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares, as well as a host of other medical conditions. When a bad flare has sidelined you, prednisone can help you to quickly get back on your feet.


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posted 03/25/2015, 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!

Was There Truth in the 1980's Grapefruit Diet?

grapefruit diet

Photo credit: Suat Eman


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posted 03/24/2015, comments (0)|
Theodore Miller

Theodore Miller, Health Guide

Health Researcher and Writer

What You Should Know About PrEP: An HIV Prevention Tool

Over the last several years working in both HIV-related research and living as a young gay man, I have witnessed both patients and friends become HIV-positive. Despite most people knowing that if condoms are employed during sexual intercourse HIV is preventable; it has become evident that perhaps condoms are not enough. According to the Center... Read moreChevron

posted 03/11/2015, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro


Does physical activity decrease the symptoms associated with prostate enlargement?

A recent study from the Stritch School of Medicine has suggested that patients who have symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), such as nocturia (waking up at night to urinate), may benefit from physical activity.   These researchers identified that  men with BPH who were active one or more hours/week were 13% less... Read moreChevron

posted 02/09/2015, comments (0)|