Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away — If you want to lower your risk of getting Lyme disease, keeping ticks away is your best bet. Lymedisease.org offers these suggestions for reducing the tick population near your home: Prune trees. Clear brush. Remove litter. Mow grass short, and let it dry thoroughly between […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 — Feel yourself being pulled in a million directions and losing track of what’s really important? The meditative practice called mindfulness can help you get centered and re-focus on what’s meaningful to you. And it doesn’t take time that’s already in short supply on your busy schedule. You can reap the […]Continue Reading ...
Aging vocal folds produce a weak, tired-sounding voice, but exercises can reverse some of the effects, says Columbia otolaryngologist Michael Pitman, MD.Continue Reading ...
September 2018 Print this issue Body Odor May Be Sign of Disease Did anyone ever tell you that you smell bad? Funky breath or stinky underarms can happen to anyone, at any age. Whether or not you’ve noticed them, some body odors can signal a health problem. But most breath and body odors are normal. […]Continue Reading ...
You undoubtedly know by now that trillions of microbes inhabit every healthy human’s large intestine, and that disturbances in these microbial populations can wreak significant effects on our health. But did you know that this ecosystem within you — what scientists call your microbiota — also hums along as a veritable homespun pharmaceutical factory? Here’s […]Continue Reading ...
In news with several layers of weird, researchers have determined that the mix of bacteria that live inside your nose – yes, there are organisms living inside your nose – correlates with the type and severity of cold symptoms you develop. For example, people whose noses are rich in Staphylococcus bacteria had more severe nasal […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer. While it’s never a good idea to ignore any change in your vision or in the appearance of your eyes, call your doctor right away if you experience the […]Continue Reading ...
What are protein C and protein S tests? These tests measure the levels of protein C and protein S in your blood. Protein C and protein S tests are two separate tests that are often done at the same time. Protein C and protein S work together to prevent your blood from clotting too much. […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 — Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone — it can keep you active and independent throughout your life. But to maximize the benefits of strength training, make sure you’re not making these common mistakes. Mistake number 1: Letting momentum drive your workout. If you power through repetitions at a […]Continue Reading ...
Dementia is a health condition that affects your memory in ways that can make it difficult to carry out your usual daily tasks. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which causes abnormal changes that kill brain cells. However, there are many other types of dementia. Overall, dementia is a long-term illness, and […]Continue Reading ...
I tend to think of well-being as my overall mental and physical health — with my bank account, bills and the occasional retail therapy outing as an entirely separate beast. But understanding and owning the many spokes of financial health is actually a big chunk of championing your own well-being, according to Stanford’s WELL for Life […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) — At just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs quite a punch. It wakes you up, boosts your metabolic rate and decreases the risk of some diseases. Not that habitual coffee drinkers need convincing, but evidence of its health benefits stacks up quickly: […]Continue Reading ...
Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory – the branch of mathematics that underlies modern communications technology. Credit: Rensselaer Driving down a dark country road at night, you see a shape ahead on the roadside. Is it […]Continue Reading ...
There will quite likely come a time in your life when you will just be too sick to make any decisions. When that time comes, doctors will turn to your “proxy” decision-maker. Your health care proxy is like a designated driver who takes over decision-making when you are unable to advocate for yourself. Most people […]Continue Reading ...
August 2018 Print this issue Connecting Mind and Machine When you lose the use of a limb, even the simplest of daily tasks can turn into a challenge. High-tech devices can help restore independence. New technologies are even making it possible to connect the mind to an artificial limb. These artificial limbs are called bionic […]Continue Reading ...
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