Kristina Brooks

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 Articles by Kristina Brooks

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Chronic Hives

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.
Chronic Hives

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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Allergies

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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Allergies

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...

Sugar is to Blame
Obesity

Sugar is to Blame

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

Sleep Disorders

Choosing the Best Pillow For You

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

Digestive Health

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.

Sleep Disorders

Sleepy At Work? 5 Things You Can Do Starting NOW

Dealing with fatigue during the day when you have insomnia can be a real problem. Your body can feel so much in need of rest that many tasks you face can seem insurmountable. Here are things you can do to temporarily help you fight sleepiness.