Allison Bush


Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.

Conditions Covered:Pulmonary Embolism, Food & Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Bone Health, COPD, Heart Health, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Health, Epilepsy, Genital Herpes

Latest by Allison Bush

Signs That Your Cortisol Levels May Be Too High

Cortisol is produced in response to stress. When your body's under chronic stress, cortisol levels remain high and you can be more susceptible to disease.

Osteoporosis: What You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Risk

While most women don't see the effects of osteoporosis until later in life, there are things you can do when you’re young to reduce the risk.

True or False: Myths vs. Facts About Insulin

Can you seperate the myths from the facts about insulin? Try this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about insulin.

Going Low-Carb? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Here’s Amy Tenderich’s personal list of dreaded “fake-out foods” that spike her blood sugars when they seem like they shouldn’t.

Do You Know the Facts Behind Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem among men. Do you know the facts from the falsehoods?

How to Prevent a COPD Flare Up

Make these lifestyle changes to prevent future COPD flare-ups.

Best Foods to Eat for Hypothyroidism

Here’s a list smart food choices to make for a balanced diet with hypothyroidism.

Tips for Better Eye Health

Important tips for keeping your eyes healthy.

Tips for a Low Histamine Diet

Histamine is a protein released by the body in response to an allergen. With chronic idiopathic urticaria, the specific allergen is unknown. So what can you do to lower your risk of inflammation? We show you how food can be the answer.

Birth Control for Women Over 30

Just as there are appropriate fashions and targeted skin care products for women of different ages, why not think about contraception that best fits your age.