February 11, 2015
Fire has been a part of life from prehistoric days. It has been used to generate heat, cook food and power machinery. Many people get comfort from the flicker of candles while others get enjoyment ...
February 11, 2015
People may be asking, “What’s the big deal about measles? I had it as a kid and I am fine.” That may be true for you, but prior to widespread use of the measles vaccine in 1963 (reconfigured in 1968...
February 10, 2015
Tattoos have been around for centuries and have gained great popularity in recent times. Many tattoos are elaborate works of art. Others are the old standard “Mom,” military-type or former...
February 03, 2015
Many grocery stores now have entire aisles devoted to gluten-free foods. Many restaurant menus declare gluten-free items. The question is: should everyone avoid gluten? Certainly with all the...
January 27, 2015
As you are walking around a store, a school or some other venue, it is likely you will hear some very “juicy” coughing and sneezing around every corner, especially in the little ones. You may also...
January 20, 2015
The best “medicine” for flu is prevention! You have heard this before. The most important current flu prevention tool we currently have is a flu shot. Granted, it is not always the perfect match to...
January 13, 2015
Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that may threaten health in high concentration. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.  Any home in any...
January 06, 2015
As a culture, Americans are living longer. We desire to live a long and healthy life, both physically and mentally. It is a fact that as we age, our ability to remember begins to wane; often referred...
December 23, 2014
...Sipping chicken soup with rice.” This line from a children’s book by Maurice Sendak may be good advice for all those who get a winter viral illness. Researchers have actually studied the effect of...
December 16, 2014
In the winter months, the Emergency Departments of hospitals see their fair share of injuries from falls on ice or snow. However, there are many strategies you can take to decrease your chances of...

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