Saturday, December 20, 2014

Health Guides

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Making Plans for the Future with RA

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”


That’s a line from a terrific song by a group called Timbuk 3. What’s not so terrific is that many people with RA feel that it doesn’t apply to them. How can you plan for... Read moreChevron

Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro


Urinary Incontinence Associated With the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

The diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer is the source of much debate and controversy. The question of the overuse of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, has been questioned repeatedly, and resulted in the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2012 Read moreChevron

posted 12/15/2014, 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!

Powerless Over Food

Food Addiction and Bulimia, a Dual Disorder

If a person suffers from an addictive disease and an unrelated disorder such as anxiety, this person can now count themselves among those who have a Read moreChevron

posted 12/14/2014, comments (0)|