Kristina Brooks

Editor

Kristina Brooks is a gluten-free 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. Kristina works on the HealthySelf newsletter, as well as HealthCentral's MythWeek.

Latest by Kristina Brooks

10 Ingredients That Eczema Patients Should Avoid

How to stay careful about certain foods, products, and environments that can trigger a flare.

Keep It or Toss It? The Products That Could Be Triggering Your Eczema

Are you listening to your skin? It’s time to take a closer look at the products on your bathroom counter to dodge these common ingredients that may be making your eczema flare.

What People Living with CIU Want You to Know

HealthCentral’s team connected with people living with Chronic Urticaria (Hives). The goal was to hear what they’d most like to share about living with the condition. Many agreed that the CIU is nothing short of “life changing.” Here are some of the ...

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...

Hives Allergies or Asthma? These Orgs Can Help!

For anyone who develops hives, allergies, or asthma later in life, learning to manage the condition can be tricky. The following organizaions can help lead you in the right direction.

Tips and Home Remedies for Hives

Hives, also called urticaria – an itchy, uncomforatble, inflammatory skin reaction that often develop suddenly and unexpectedly – can affect any part of the body. These lifestyle tips and home remedies can help you better manage a breakout of hives – ...

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

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