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Ask the Patch Pro: Your Health Questions Answered

Not everyone can be well-versed in health-related issues. That's why we've called upon the experts to answer your pressing health and wellness questions.

It seems we all have a friend in the health-care field, and how annoying must it be for them to be bombarded with questions whenever the chance arises?

"My neck hurts when I do this. What should I do?" or "Can you take a look at little Mikey's rash. Is it contagious?"

Well, it's time you give those folks a break and lob your health-related questions at our Patch Pros.

After the success of past Patch Pro forums, we decided to contact the experts in the area of health care and wellness to answer your questions. The following health care experts will be on hand to answer your questions this week:

  • Dr. Wes Nyberg, a chiropractor with
  • Dr. Brianne Day, a family practice physician at the  
  • Dr. Aaron Rector, a chiropractor at  in Johnston
  • Dr. Kurt Van Veldhuizen, a certified sports physician with
  • Dr. Jason Bradley, nutritional medicine at Washington Street Wellness Center.
  • Jessica Crouch, a wellness blogger from Cedar Falls

You can start posting your questions in the comments section below at any time. As questions arise, our experts will post an answer to them so remember to check back often for a response.

Kathy Hagaman April 20, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Help me find a hearing aid store or audiology practice that will make me new earmolds without me having to buy hearing aids from them!
Brianne Day April 20, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Weight loss basically comes down to calories in vs. calories out. You can't lose weight if you're taking in more calories than you're burning. So with all diets, you can't go "high calorie" and lose weight. The trick is to find the diet that allows you to eat less calories than you burn without being miserable. Studies have shown that high protein diets do in fact lead to slightly improved weight loss in the first six months (20 lbs vs. 12 lbs, for conventional). However, after a year, high protein/low carbohydrate diets showed no more weight loss than a standard diet. These same studies showed that the most important factor in weight loss was not related to protein vs. carbs vs. fats, but instead was dependent on adherence to whichever diet was chosen. So Todd, to answer your question, I'm afraid no "high" calorie diet can lead to weight loss unless it includes "high" activity. In the end, what matters in weight loss diets is sticking with it.
David Leonard April 21, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I'm not sure they will do this, but try the office of Dr. Dennis Porto in the Westlakes Medical Center. They are very good to work with and saved my mother-in-law a ton of money on hearing aids compared to what the places who put the big ads in the paper charge.
Londa April 24, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I would love more information, Jessica! We need all the immune health help we can get!!!
Jessica Crouch April 24, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Londa, please email me at Jessica@OrganizeAnywhere.com so I can send the info; thanks!

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