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Chris Regal


Christopher Regal is a former Web Producer for a variety of conditions on, including osteoarthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Migraine, and prostate health. He edited, wrote, and managed writers for the website. He joined HealthCentral in November 2009 after time spent working for a political news organization. Chris is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and is a native of Albany, New York.

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Link Between ED and Heart Problems

Research indicates a link exists between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease. Here are the main considerations when dealing with both conditions simulataneously.

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12 Tips for Cooking with MS

When we are talking about food, simplify begins with what we eat. Diets may change to cater more to symptom management. Portions may shrink to offset reduced activity. Problems handling utensils, chewing and swallowing make simpler eating a necessity...

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10 Things NOT to Say to Someone wth Migraines

Managing Migraines is an enormous challenge, but it can be even harder to deal with people who don’t understand what you’re going through.

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What Food Helps Fight Inflammation?

A list of different kinds of food shows what is best to eat to fight inflammation.

Crowded subway car.

Is Public Transit Making Me Sick?

For every hour we stay in a room, we release 37 million bacteria. What about on a bus?

Man and woman skiing downhill.

What is an Adrenaline Rush?

Adrenaline is a hormone that accelerates the breakdown of sugar in the liver to provide fast-acting energy to be used during moments of stress, resulting in an “adrenaline rush.”

Pharmacist reaching for medication.
Preventive Care

Could modern medicine have saved their careers?

My name is Chris, and I am a sports junkie. I love it all. I love basketball, football, baseball, hockey, cricket, rugby, handball, water polo, lacrosse and as many obscure Olympic sports as I can name. I can’t get enough. Give me an athlete who is a...

Jumping rope exercise class.

Cardiovascular exercise vs. high-intensity interval training

In the past, most recommendations for exercise have called for a certain number of hours dedicated to physical activity. For instance, published guidelines from the Health and Human Services Department in 2008 suggested 150 minutes of moderate exerci...

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Lesser-Known Benefits of Exercise

In a Colorado study, aerobic exercise was found to prevent and even reverse some of the brain damage caused by heavy drinking. While high alcohol consumption kills brain cells, exercise can help reduce the damage to the brain’s white matter. But that ...

Tenderloin steak with grilled asparagus and cherry tomatoes.

Just what is the Paleo diet?

It seems that every month a new fad diet comes along. Some involve eating one specific food over another and shaping a diet plan for your lifestyle, while others focus on total body health. Some are designed to help a person lose weight, others desig...