Kristina Brooks

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Kristina Brooks was a digital editor at HealthCentral with a background in animal biology, ecology, and health science. While studying broadcast journalism, she discovered the great need for health reporters that could translate research to the public. In her work, she hopes to use research to help consumers make smart decisions about their healthcare, and empower patients to stay confident and in charge of their chronic conditions. She helped launch HealthCentral's inaugural MythWeek.

Latest by Kristina Brooks

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Risk Factors

10 Ingredients to Avoid With Eczema

Be vigilant about everyday items that might trigger eczema flares. Here are 10 must-avoid ingredients for healthier, less-irritated skin.

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Living With

What's It Like To Live With Chronic Hives?

Read real-world stories about the mental, physcial, and social challenges of living with chronic hives from people who experience it first-hand.

Explaining Your Child's Allergies

Managing your child’s food allergies can be a tough job on its own. But explaining them to others — from friends and family to restaurant servers — can also be difficult. Here are some ways to help explain food allergies on behalf of a child of any a...

Condition-specific support groups and organizations can help you understand conditions like hives, allergies and asthma.
Managing Flares

Need Help With Hives, Allergies or Asthma?

These are the leading organizations and online support tools that can help you navigate the challenges of living with these sometimes overwhelming conditions.

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Tips and Home Remedies for Hives

These lifestyle tips and home remedies can help you better manage a breakout of hives – and may even reduce your risk of developing urticaria.

Gabe Howard Selected as HealthCentral's First Mental Health Social Ambassador

DepressionBanner2.jpg We’re thrilled to announce Gabe Howard, the second place winner of our Live Bold, Live Now™ Photo Contest, and regular contributor to bp Magazine and PsychCentral, as HealthCentral’s first Mental Health Social Ambassador! Gabe i...

Dining Out with Food Allergies (INFOGRAPHIC)

Social events at restaurants can instead be a source of anxiety for someone living with food allergies. A great way to get back to enjoying time at restaurants with friends is to go in with a plan. We’ve talked to HealthCentral guest writer and aller...

Leaky Bladder After Pregnancy?

Stress incontinence can be caused by and continue after pregnancy.

Sugar is to Blame

Sugar is to Blame

A big underlying culprit in the rise in obesity is sugar.

What is Night Eating Syndrome

This hidden disorder causes rapid or late night eating, sleep issues and cravings.