Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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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!

Weight Loss with Nutrition Counseling, Q&A with Susan Harrow Rago MS, RD, LDN

Twenty years ago when I practiced, I had implemented a program for clients who had 50 or more pounds to lose. Now, 20 years later, it's not unusual for me to see clients with 100 or even 200 pounds or more to lose with BMIs over 40, some as... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Breast cancer survivor, author, volunteer, support group founder/leader

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with a Twist

 

Everyone loves strawberry shortcake – but whose diet can afford all that fat-laden whipped cream? This version of the summer classic features a creamy, better-for-you filling that pairs perfectly with... Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Imaging Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), be prepared for having lots of pictures taken. Luckily, you won’t have to dress up or try to smile naturally. Imaging tests used for the diagnosis or management of RA are only concerned with what’s on the inside of your body.

 

There are a number of different imaging tests... Read moreChevron

posted 06/26/2015, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro

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Urologist

Urinary Incontinence….Is it the best of times or the worst of times??

In the historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens writes, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief…”   We know that he was referring to the years leading up to the French Revolution, but these words offer great... Read moreChevron

posted 06/16/2015, comments (0)|