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Too Much TV Dulls the Brain: What You Can Do

 June 1, 2021

The more time you spend watching television in your 40s, 50s, and 60s, the higher your risk of cognitive decline and brain damage in later years, according to scientists who presented three new studies at the 2021 American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle, and Cardiometabolic Health Conference. The researchers used TV watching as a measure […]

What Works?

 July 17, 2019

We have a tendency to self treat when relief is needed, but before this is done you need to consult with your doctor or pharmacist before trying any home remedy.  Every drug or herb works differently so if you take prescription, over-the-counter meds, or go to the health food store, keep in mind that many […]

Why An Excited Pet

 July 7, 2019

Wouldn’t it just be great to be able to read your dog’s mind?  Sometimes my little 12 year old poodle will just sit and look at me and bark occasionally. You wonder what is going through their minds when they greet us with doggy kisses, wagging tails and so on when we walk through the […]

Do You Wear Your Shoes Indoors?

 June 20, 2019

Emma Bryce, a Live Science Contributor recently investigated whether you should or should not take your shoes off while indoors.  Do you or should you ask your visitors to remove their shoes when they enter your home?  This could make you look like a fussy host, but what about all the disease-causing bacteria that can […]

Rural Americans at Higher Risk

 June 3, 2019

Sometimes I will take the back roads to work just to see something different from the same old things the work route shows me. While traveling on the back roads, I will go through farm land and see the workers spraying crops. I have seen the crop duster planes in the sky letting their load […]

Could You Use Weighted Blankets

 May 29, 2019

Stephanie Pappas is a Live Science contributor who wrote an article giving more facts on how the weighted blankets work.  There seems to be a lot of debate concerning the use of these blankets.  They are also referred to as gravity blankets and were once a tool used in therapy and psychiatry clinics that have […]

Does Birth Order Affect Who We Are?

 January 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered if our birth order really does affect us or not?  If you are a firstborn or even an only child, you may be more likely to become a doctor or lawyer. The younger siblings more often turn to the arts or the outdoors, so we can partially credit our parenting to […]

Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

 January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

Social Media

 January 14, 2019

  Can social media leave you socially isolated?  Randy Dotinga from HealthDay Reporter addressed this issue in a recent article.   When young people spend a lot of time on social media, mainly websites designed to bring people together, it seems to isolate them, according to new research. They also found that the heaviest users of […]

Your Dog Says “No” to These

 December 31, 2018

It’s difficult to realize that your pampered and over-indulged pet that doesn’t have a care in the world can get stressed out. The stressors for canine are very different from those humans often experience. This stress can adversely affect a dog’s health and longevity when they live with a fear or anxiety disorder. When your […]