Health and Lifestyle

A Reminder to Use Sunscreen As We Go Outside Again

 June 30, 2021

Following several months spent mostly indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the weather is heating up again and the great outdoors is calling our names, asking us to enjoy some sunshine.  However, experts warn that after spending so much time indoors, our skin may burn easier. Dangers of Excessive Sun Exposure After Lockdown In general, […]

The Nose Knows: Detecting Parkinson’s By Smell

 January 6, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects Dopaminergic neurons, which are nerve cells in the brain responsible for producing dopamine. Dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter and plays a role in sending messages to the substantia nigra area of the brain that controls movement and coordination. When these cells begin to die and dopamine levels […]

Oh, Those Nighttime Leg Cramps!

 November 3, 2019

Nothing is more disturbing and painful than when that leg cramp grabs you in the middle of the night.  Everyone seems to have a different remedy for taking care of this condition. Drs. Elizabeth Ko and Eve Glazier have some suggestions that come from their readers.  Dr. Glazier is an internist and associate professor of […]

Hammer Toe Symptoms

 October 31, 2019

The most common deformity of the second, third or fourth toe is called a hammer toe. The causes, symptoms and treatment are highlighted in an article written by Jenna Fletcher and reviewed by William Morrison, MD.  This particular condition can be extremely painful and is often caused by wearing narrow shoes with little to no […]

Fat On Our Hips!

 October 29, 2019

Might fat on our hips be healthy?  According to senior writer of Live Science this might be the case.  Apparently if you are of normal weight, a little extra padding around the hips and thighs may be a good thing.  Just because you are lean, doesn’t mean that you are healthy. It has been suggested […]

Does Vitamin D Protect Against Cancer?

 October 28, 2019

According to an article by Peter Russell with WebMD, high levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of people developing some cancers.  A Japanese based study says the vitamin may be particularly effective at protecting against liver cancer, according to the researchers. Most of us know Vitamin D as the sunshine […]

Stay Fit Without Exercise

 October 23, 2019

As adults it is recommended we have at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week to stay healthy.  If you want to avoid exercise, you will need to find ways to be more active in your daily routine.  The article was co-authored by Michele Dolan. Listed below are some recommendations for fitting more activity […]

Skin: The Largest Organ

 October 21, 2019

Kim Ann Zimmermann, Live Science Contributor, reveals more information about the human body’s largest organ in her latest article.  The majority of our skin is water-proof because of keratin, a fibrous protein. Our skin makes a fleshy surface for pimples, tattoos and wrinkles as well as being the largest organ, along with hair, nails, glands […]

Do You Crave Pastries?

 October 18, 2019

Are you aware that having a sleepless night could make it hard for you to resist pastries?  Maureen Salamon with HealthDay Reporter gives us more information on the discovery.  The new study does suggest that even one night of lost sleep can increase the desirability of junk foods.  An increase in ghreline (the hunger hormone) […]

The Egg is the Best Part

 October 14, 2019

Most of us regard the chicken as a mainstay of our diet, but it used to be different in the 1920s.  Chickens were primarily raised for their eggs and not their meat.  The chicken meat was expensive and not considered very tasty.  It was also available only seasonally, as chickens were slaughtered in the fall […]