Allison Bush

Editor

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.