Amanda Gardner, Health magazine

Amanda Gardner

Health magazine

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Mandy:

15 Reasons You're Short of Breath

There are many reasons for shortness of breath, including some conditions like COPD and asthma. Find out more about what causes shortness of breath. → Read More

10 Medical Conditions Linked to Depression

Depression can sometimes be due to medical conditions like diabetes and lupus. Learn more about these co-existing conditions. → Read More

7 Infections You Can Catch at the Gym

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on gym equipment and cause different types of infections. Here's how to protect yourself from seven nasty germs. → Read More

9 Things That Can Cause Cirrhosis of the Liver

It's not just alcohol. These health conditions, drugs, and lifestyle habits can cause cirrhosis of the liver, or other liver diseases. → Read More

7 Ways to Get Rid of Chest Congestion

Chest congestion occurs when mucus builds up causing a cough. Here are some home remedies like humidifiers, OTC medicines, and hot drinks for relief. → Read More

8 Reasons Your Leg Feels Numb

Multiple conditions cause leg numbness, sometimes called pins and needles. Find out why you are experiencing numbness in your legs. → Read More

5 Types of Fly Bites You Might Get This Summer—And How to Treat Them

Fly bites can be painful. Some people have serious allergic reactions to them. Learn about horse fly bites, black fly bites, deer fly bites, and more. → Read More

7 Signs You Could Have Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes a sore throat. and symptoms such as fever and swollen tonsils. Find out other signs of strep throat. → Read More

Can Migraines Cause a Higher Risk of Anything Else?

Migraines may cause or be linked to depression, obesity, and other conditions. Learn about the connections and get prevention and treatment tips. → Read More

15 Causes of Brain Fogginess

While stress and lack of sleep can cause brain fog, so can underlying conditions. Learn what may be causing your brain fogginess. → Read More

Type 1.5 Diabetes Is a Controversial Diagnosis—Here's What to Know

Type 1.5 diabetes is a complicated diagnosis sharing aspects of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. What to know about type 1.5 diabetes symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention methods. → Read More

The Differences (and Similarities) Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Both can be treated, but only one can be prevented. → Read More

Are You at Risk for Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis can't be prevented or cured, but it can be treated. Here are some reasons you may be at higher risk of psoriatic arthritis. → Read More

7 Symptoms of Heart Attacks in Women That Aren't Chest Pain

Heart disease is now the number-one killer of women. Know heart attack symptoms in women, and call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know has one or more of the following symptoms. → Read More

9 Things That Could Be Giving You Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can be caused by diet, obesity, stomach abnormalities, and more. Find out more about what causes acid reflux and acid reflux risk factors. → Read More

Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia: How to Tell the Difference, According to Experts

Here's how to know if you have bronchitis, if bronchitis and pneumonia are contagious, and what the symptoms look like for both illnesses. → Read More

8 PCOS Symptoms You Need to Know, According to Doctors

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms include months of no periods and weight loss difficulties. Here are eight common PCOS symptoms, and what it means for your chances of getting pregnant. → Read More

The 7 Best Home Remedies for Sinus Infections

Wondering if there are any natural remedies for a sinus infection? Find out what sinus infection home treatments experts recommend. → Read More

The 4 Best Diets to Try If You Have an Autoimmune Disease

There is no one autoimmune diet, but there are certain foods that may benefit people with autoimmune conditions. Find out more about diet options. → Read More

7 Schizophrenia Symptoms to Watch For

Hallucinations and delusions are classic schizophrenia symptoms but there are other signs of schizophrenia too. → Read More