Allison Bush

Allison Bush


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

Latest Articles by Allison Bush

Doctor answering a patient's questions about chronic hives.
Chronic Hives

Doctor Q&A: What to Know About Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

If you're struggling to understand chronic idiopathic urticaria, this Q&A with Dr. David Khan can help shed some light on your condition.

Loving young couple with doctor.
Sexual Health

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Birth Control

When choosing birth control methods, factor in your age, health, family history, relationship status, convenience, and costs. Ultimately you want to make an informed decision that works best with your lifestyle.

buying calcium rich food.

Top Food Sources for Calcium

The best way to get calcium is from your food. Here are the items you should be putting in your shopping cart.

Pregnant woman eating fruit bowl.
Pregnancy & Fertility

What to Eat When You're Pregnant

What should you be including in your diet during pregnancy to get the most nutritional benefits for you and the baby? Get ideas here.

Woman under stress rubbing eyes.
Anxiety Disorders

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.

young woman rubbing her neck

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.

Sliced whole grain bread.

Going Low-Carb? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Here's a list of the most egregious “fake-out foods” you should avoid if you're diabetic and trying to eat a low-carb diet.


How to Prevent a COPD Flare Up

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