About the Author

Chris Iliades, MD

Chris Iliades has an MD degree and 15 years of experience as a freelance writer. Based in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, his byline has appeared regularly on many health and medicine websites including Everyday Health, Clinical Advisor, Healthgrades, and Bottom Line Health. He has been a featured contributor for HealthDay since 2005. Chris also writes a regular blog for The Pulse, a website for fetal health and pregnancy. Chris is a featured contributor at Bottom Line Health Magazine and has written features for the John Hopkins Children’s Magazine.

Iliades is board-certified in Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery. He practiced clinical medicine for 15 years and has also been a medical director for diagnostic research and a principal investigator for clinical research before turning to full time medical writing. He has also been certified as a teacher of High School English Literature in Massachusetts.

Articles by Chris Iliades, MD

How to Start Exercising Safely

The latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services came out in November 2021. The new guidelines add even more benefits from exercise, based on research done after the first guidelines came out in 2008. New benefits include reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s … Read More

How To Know If You Need Stitches

According to the Wound Care Society, the reasons why a wound needs to be closed by suturing are to stop bleeding, promote healing, prevent infection, and prevent scarring. Sutures include absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed, non-absorbable sutures that need to be removed, and staples that need … Read More
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