Friday, January 30, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Dream for RA in the Future

What if RA was recognized as the medical emergency many doctors feel it is? What would that look like?

 

We all hope for a future where RA is cured, but that wouldn’t make much of a post. So let’s pretend that the cure is within... Read moreChevron

posted 01/28/2015, comments (0)|
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!

Obese Teens at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies

A new study from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggests that obese teens may have nutritional deficiencies usually found... Read moreChevron

posted 01/27/2015, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

How Exercise Improves Pain Tolerance

Although study after study has shown that exercise helps reduce fibromyalgia pain, we've had little understanding of why until now. Scientists have long known that during prolonged strenuous workouts, our bodies release endorphins, a kind of natural opiate that reduces pain and enables us to continue exercising. But they haven't known why (or... Read moreChevron

Theodore Miller

Theodore Miller, Health Guide

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Health Researcher and Writer

Combating Hepatitis C Stigma

Over the last several years working in health research I have witnessed inspirational stories of resilience and strength in persons living with chronic illnesses and struggling with stigma.  People not only find ways to cope with disease, but become stronger because of their struggles. Disclosing your hepatitis C status can be difficult... Read moreChevron

posted 12/30/2014, comments (0)|