Kamiah A. Walker

Medical Writer
Glen Ellyn, IL

About Kamiah A. Walker

Kamiah gets a kick out of grammar and proofreading, and she enjoys the challenge of taking a complex idea—like thryoid hormone replacement therapy—and making it understandable to people who don't have an MD after their name.

She's a published author of travel stories, poetry, and various essays, in addition to being an avid runner and reader.

Articles Written by Kamiah A. Walker

Diabetic Hyperlipidemia: High Cholesterol When You Have Diabetes
Diabetic hyperlipidemia is high cholesterol when you have diabetes, and it can harm your heart. Article covers basics of diabetic hyperlipidemia, including how to treat it.
Robotic Thyroidectomy
Robotic thyroidectomy is an exciting new surgical treatment for patients who need thyroid surgery. You don’t have a neck scar after this surgery, an important point for many thyroid patients. Learn more about how robotic thyroidectomy is done.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Treatments
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Low Testosterone Diagnosis
To diagnose low testosterone (male hypogonadism), the doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. There will also be tests, such as a blood test to check testosterone levels.
4 Tips for Eating Well with High Cholesterol
Eating heart healthy (and diabetes healthy) doesn't mean you're stuck with a dull diet. Get 4 tips on how to eat well to help lower your cholesterol.
High Cholesterol Treatments
Lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, weight loss, and smoking cessation) and medications are the most common treatments for high cholesterol. Article covers how to make basic lifestyle changes and what medications you may need to take to protect your heart health.
High Cholesterol Risk Factors
Are you at risk of developing high cholesterol and heart disease? Review our checklist of high cholesterol risk factors to see if you should be concerned.
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk
When you have type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular complications are some of the possible long-term complications. You can work to prevent heart attack and stroke by controlling your blood glucose and cholesterol levels (avoiding diabetic hyperlipidemia). Learn more in this article of heart health and diabetes.
Cholesterol Basics
Before you can understand diabetic hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol when you have diabetes), you need to understand cholesterol basics. What's good cholesterol? What's bad cholesterol? How often should you be tested? What's a lipid profile. Find answers in this article.

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