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.

Latest by Chris Regal

Man late night snacking.

Midnight Snack? Or Major Health Setback?

Find out what 10 studies have to say about nighttime snacking, and you’ll know whether to have those cookies and milk at midnight.

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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.

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6 Steps to Take If You Suspect MS

Begin a medical journal documenting your symptoms. Note the type and severity of symptoms, as well as how long they last. This will be a valuable tool for your doctor visits.

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 smoking an E-Cigarette.

Are E-Cigarettes Really Healthier Than Cigarettes?

It’s been over a decade since smoking was banned in bars, restaurants and clubs in my native New York; my current home state of Virginia followed suit some years later. So it came as a surprise when I looked down a bar to see a man puffing away on wh...

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...