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Echinacea. Part 2

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

We know that good hand-washing reduces the spread of infection. An antibacterial soap is available for children and adults and should be used. A healthy, well-balanced diet consisting of the four basic food groups and vitamins and minerals are also essential. (more…)

Echinacea. Part 1

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Do children become less contagious when they are taking cough and cold medications? If they are not sneezing, blowing their noses, and coughing, perhaps they are not filling the air with as many of their germs. They are still contagious, but could it be they are less contagious? (more…)

Risk Factors and Prevention

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Although the causes are not totally understood, melanoma, like all cancers, is not contagious. There are certain risk factors, but having any of these risk factors does not mean that you will get melanoma, just like not having any of the risk factors does not protect you from the disease. (more…)

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How does the Specialist Coordinate Follow up Care?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Finally, it’s a good idea to follow-up with your primary care doctor once you’ve seen the specialist. Since the primary care physician serves as the coordinator of patient care, it’s helpful if she is aware of the outcome of your visit. In my case, once the neuro-ophthalmologist honed in on my specific problem, he sent a detailed report of his findings to my primary doctor. (more…)

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The Stages of Grief and Loss in Depth, Part 2

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Many people that are grieving for a lost loved one bury themselves in work or a new time-consuming project. Actually this is a good idea. Our minds need to be occupied so that we do not dwell on our loss, but without blocking those prevalent feelings of loss and pain. (more…)

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The Stages of Grief and Loss in Depth, Part 1

Monday, October 1st, 2012

First there is the initial shock and disbelief that your loved one has died. Often it is almost unreal or surreal. Many bereaved persons report that a sort of fog encompasses them during the initial few weeks following the death of a loved one. (more…)

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Exercise Prolongs Life

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Motivating your members to exercise on a regular basis may have just gotten easier. Recent findings have shown that regular activity will help to prolong life, reducing mortality rates up to 50 percent. (more…)

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A Change Of Pace, Part 2

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Background noise is never a problem. Unless it is some high school student thinking that the whole world listens to hip hop, And, as a public service, plays it loud enough so that we all may partake in the aural delight of such modern virtuosos as Master P and Snoop Doggy Dogg (you know, the Carnegie Hall crowd). (more…)

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A Change Of Pace, Part 1

Friday, September 7th, 2012

There is one particular thing which I consider the bane of running at any time of the day, no matter where you happen to live, and that one thing is called simply ‘automobile traffic.’ I can avoid other runners, and I can avoid bicyclists and I can even avoid those kids who insist on plaguing the sidewalk with skateboards and scooters. (more…)

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Difficult Health Problems. Part 2

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Dangers of health fraud

Fraudulent products hurt the fitness industry when they discourage people from becoming physically active, and when they encourage people to rely on ineffective products to solve problems. These products are harmful in other ways as well. (more…)

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