Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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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!

Study Shows Testosterone Replacement Aids Weight Loss in Men

Ah, testosterone, the hands-down favored hormone among men. With the possible exception of Samson's hair, it is the snap, crackle, pop of maleness. If a fella wants more muscle, bring on the testosterone. If he wants more facial hair, it is testosterone to the rescue. There you have it then, the muscular, hairy,... Read moreChevron

posted 10/20/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

RA and Preventative Health Screening: Breast Health and Mammograms

People who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have gaps in their primary health care. This disease takes up a lot of room and it can lead to both the individual and the doctors to have metaphorical blinders, focusing only on RA. It’s important to take care of the rest of your health, as well, to make sure you stay as healthy as... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Freelance health writer

Chronic Skin Allergy to Metal Can Lead to Skin Cancer

We know that exposure to the sun can damage our skin and cause skin cancer. A recent study also showed that chronic skin allergy to metals in orthopedic implants can also lead to skin cancer.  


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posted 10/15/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro

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Urologist

To Mesh or Not to Mesh……That is the Question!

Any fans of overnight television have probably seen the commercials by now. It has even appeared on Facebook. A search on the social site reveals six homepages dedicated to class action lawsuits that involve the placement of transvaginal mesh.  Some attorneys have stooped so low that they are now contacting patients... Read moreChevron

posted 10/11/2014, comments (0)|