Tip of the WeekShoveling snow, scraping windshields and running from the car to the office burns calories, but enough is enough. We can’t take it anymore, winter! We’re tired. We’re cold. We want spring! But alas, it’s only March.Fortunately, there are effective strategies to help combat the winter blues:
Q: My father is getting on in years and it has been suggested to me that I discuss end-of-life issues with him. For example, does he want a feeding tube, how does he feel about pain medication or resuscitatory measures? I do not know how to bring up...
It’s well into our new year and TV commercials are in high gear for gyms and diet plans. But Americans are fatter than ever. We’ve heard about so many diet programs, but the bottom line is this: Most diets don’t work. Here’s why.
Q: I have a ringing in my ears. Should I be concerned?
The stethoscope is a symbol that is frequently used to represent medicine. Even with present-day technology, the stethoscope remains a constant, still being used daily by doctors and nurses.
When I was about 10, my younger sister swallowed a puppy worming pill. My mother called 800-222-1222 — the Poison Control Center — to find out what to do. She told them my sister’s age, weight and what else she had eaten that day, among other...
Q: My church group is going on a mission to Guatemala. What preparations should we make?A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler’s health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.
By Charlyn FargoCreators SyndicateWe could pick a lot of food to fit this category, but when it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are rockstars, according to the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine.
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It’s not uncommon to read a headline in your local newspaper about a new report exclaiming the presence of an increase or decrease in the number of people affected by a certain disease. If there is a significant increase, these reports can cause...
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