This is Maddie. Having a dog gives you a great excuse for excercise–a couple of long walks a day is every bit as good for you as it is for your dog. Studies have shown that walking a half hour Continue reading →
I read Men’s Health magazine and see many other publications that are chock full of tips for a healthier diet. Blueberries make you feel better, coffee prevents alzheimers, one drink a day is good for you, one drink a day Continue reading →
Just saw a piece on MSN about Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist, who talked about using smartphones to improve patient care.
–Linked to a button-size sensor attached to your chest, your phone can monitor your blood sugar levels on a Continue reading →
You probably know the classic signs of a heart attack–crushing pressure on the chest or chest pain. But there are some other symptoms that, while they may not be from a heart attack, MIGHT be, and need to be checked Continue reading →
Another flu season is upon us. Who should get a flu shot? As you’ll hear everywhere, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems should get one. That’s just common sense.
But who SHOULDN’T get a flu shot? Don’t get Continue reading →
You go to a hospital for care. The people treating you seem to be from the hospital. They wear name tags and ID’s that identify themselves as being affiliated with the hospital. You might be surprised.
Nearly 2 million patients each year suffer from health-care-related infections. More than 90,000 of these patients die from the infection. Another way of looking at this: Imagine a filed football stadium. That’s how many people die every year Continue reading →
ACOG, the [lobbying] group of obstetricians and gynecologists, has issued a recommendation that birth control pills be made available over the counter, without a prescription. This has some pluses and some minuses.
…for voting–unanimously– to elect Hakam Daley their Homecoming King. Hakam has spend much of his life in foster homes and suffers from cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. This young man is wheelchair dependent but is an honor roll student.
The Continue reading →