Dorian Martin

Patient Expert

Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.

Latest by Dorian Martin

Mini-Vacations for Caregivers Who Can't Get Away

While summer is the traditional time for vacations, caregivers often can’t really get away for a weekend out of town, much less a two-week trip. However, there are ways to pack in a mini-vacation without traveling. Here are 10 ideas.

5 Treatment Options for Vaginal Atrophy

Is it just momentary dryness or could it be vaginal atrophy? Know these basic facts and treatment options in order to better manage your sexual health.

Managing GERD: Lifestyle Changes vs. OTC Medications

Many people reach for over-the-counter antacids and medications to ease physical discomfort after eating a big platter of, say, fried and greasy food.

Diet Plays Role in Lung Cancer Risk

A study out of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center — which is the largest of its kind — links eating a diet rich in high glycemic foods with an increased risk of developing lung cancer.

Foods Displayed on Kitchen Counter Linked to Person's Weight

Many people made New Year’s resolutions to purge their spaces. They’re cleaning out their closets, using the Marie “Konmari” Kondo method to “spark joy” in their homes, and trying Feng Shui on their spaces to encourage a visit from prosperity. While ...

What to Ask Your Doctor

To learn what you really need to know, you have to ask the right questions. Here’s how to start.

Should You Consider Clincal Trials?

Trials offer access to newer treatments and resources, but aren’t right for everyone.

Why Everyone's Talking About Tailored Diets

Our digestive systems aren’t created equal. But switching to a tailored diet can help boost your health.

9 Repercussions From Chronic Stress

Stress can offer real benefits in helping us get out of short-term emergencies. However, if it lasts for a long time, stress can wreak havoc with your overall health, according to Dr. Robert Sapolsky, MacArthur Genius Fellow and Professor of Neurolog...

Ancient Exercise for Modern Health

Despite its focus on breath and gentle movement, Qigong promotes a surprising amount of strength.