Archive for the ‘Diseases’ Category

Finally – A Diet that Really Works

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Being that I am the oh-so wise and way-brilliant self that I am, I have decided to branch out from Survivor episode recaps and provide something of extreme interest to many, many people… (more…)

Homeopathy the Evidence Accumulates

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Homeopathy is a system of medicine dating back to the early 1800s. Based on the principle of “like cures like,” it uses highly diluted substances called “homeopathic remedies” (which if given to healthy people would produce symptoms similar to those of the disease). Homeopathy is widely used throughout the world, but until recently it had never been subjected to scientific studies. (more…)

Frequency of Colon Cancer Screening

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Q.My husband’s father was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 62 and passed away a short time later. My husband (47) had a complete colon screening done four years ago and they found polyps. They said he should not be concerned about them and recommended he be retested in about 10 years. With his family history, shouldn’t he be retested sooner? (more…)

Concussions and the NFL

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The possibility that San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Steve Young may have to retire after four concussions within three years surprised many people — especially Steve Young. Following consultation with physicians throughout the country in an effort to receive clearance to play, Young may decide that risks of permanent injury outweigh the benefits of continuing his professional career. (more…)

Anthrax Found at More Federal Buildings

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Federal officials said today that traces of anthrax had been discovered in the U.S. Supreme Court building, a Department of Health and Human Services building and a State Department building, CNN reported.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson, said that preliminary tests came back positive for anthrax contamination at the Cohen Building, home to several offices, including the Voice of America and the Food and Drug Administration. (more…)

Solutions to the Lunch Box Blues Post 3

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

1. False. Processed meats, such as bologna, start to spoil after two hours at room temperature. Try freezing juice boxes or use frozen gel packs to help keep lunches cold. (more…)

Solutions to the Lunch Box Blues Post 2

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Ten lunch treats that won’t be traded 1. Make whole-grain breads appealing by creating a sandwich zoo, using animal cookie cutters. Other shapes also add fun to the lunch. If your child is used to only processed white bread, introduce whole grain bread gradually by making sandwiches with one slice of each. Use whole-wheat pita pockets stuffed with a favorite sandwich filling. (more…)

Solutions to the Lunch Box Blues Post 1

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Now that school is back in session, packing your child’s lunch may be a lesson in frustration. It’s tough to come up with a formula that combines nutrition needs and appetite appeal. These pointers will help you make the grade and pack a healthful lunch that won’t be trashed or traded.


I don’t Want Kids

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I am a 26-year-old working woman and I do not want to have children — ever. In fact, I am planning to have my tubes tied on my next birthday. My husband would prefer to have kids, but he respects my decision. What upsets me is that my sisters and friends pressure me to get pregnant and tell me I’m missing out on life’s greatest experience. I feel as if they are judging me in a negative way.


New Defibrillators Outperform Drugs For Arrhythmia

Monday, January 24th, 2011

A recent study suggests that defibrillator implants to control arrhythmias save lives – even better than drug therapy. That’s big news for the hundreds of thousands of people with some types of life-threatening, erratic heartbeats.