Kristina Brooks


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.

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What to Know About Living with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

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

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.

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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...

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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.

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Choosing the Best Pillow For You

Looking to relive pain or support a baby bump? Choosing the right pillow can make all the difference.

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Do Cranberries Really Cure Urinary Tract Infections?

New research sheds light on a common old wive’s tale.

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Top Questions from CNN Zika Virus Chat

Dr. Sanjay Gupta answered your top questions on the Zika virus.

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Glenn Frey: Life and Legacy

Frey’s story is one of many that show a person’s life does not have to be defined by a chronic illness.