Thu Sep 21 2017

Healthy Living Tips

Managing in the Heat

Posted in Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. The temperatures are at dangerous levels and you need to be extremely careful. It gets really hot this time of year. Fortunately, things are going to get better, but we’ve talked about some of the important things about weather and its management. When you get these extra [&hellip

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Lou Gehrigs Disease May Be Linked to Military Service

Posted in Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

Military service, particularly in the Gulf War, may be linked to the development of Lou Gehrig’s disease. That’s what the Institute of Medicine thinks. The evidence, however, is limited. It’s inconsistent. The degenerative nerve disease, formally known as ALS, gradually destroys the ability to control movement. Patients lose their ability to move or speak, but [&hellip

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Stress Can Influence Allergies

Posted in Ache / Pain, Health Conditions

There's all sorts of pressure that we have to deal with, and one of the issues with pressure is the fact that it can add tension to our lives.  When we add tension, pressure, and stress, it can actually affect our immune system.  One of the interesting ways this can be revealed is through issues [&hellip

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Assessing the Cause of Stomach Pain in Children

Posted in Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Women's Health

Stomach pain in children is very interesting to observe.  One of the things that I've noticed with stomach pain that's important is it's often a child attempting to reach out.  They're reaching out to discuss another issue.  In other words, the pain is more or less a veiled attempt at talking about another health problem.  [&hellip

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Rotavirus Vaccination for Infants

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

A federal advisory panel has recommended that every United States infant be vaccinated against rotavirus. Now, the Centers for Disease Control always gets final approval on these things. But it’s usually a rubber stamp. Now, the vaccine, called Rotateq, brings the total number of illnesses for which children receive vaccination to 15. For children under [&hellip

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