Avoid These Eye Infections From Bad Contact Lens Habits

By |2018-12-18T18:37:05+00:00December 18th, 2018|

For starters, don’t sleep in contact lenses If you’ve ever slept in your contact lenses, worn disposable lenses past the prescribed replacement schedule, or gone for a dip in the community pool without removing contacts from your eyes first, it’s time to rethink your habits. Why? Because poor choices can lead to serious infections in [...]

Tai chi, the winner at warding off falls

By |2018-12-18T18:30:19+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Exercising is one of the best ways to ward off falls. But which type of exercise helps most? A small randomized controlled trial — the gold standard in research — found that tai chi is the winner. The study was published online Sept. 10, 2018, by JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers took 670 older adults (average age [...]

Keeping children safe this holiday season

By |2018-12-18T18:17:29+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Holidays are best when they are spent having fun with friends and family — not spent in an emergency room. Yet every year that’s where thousands of people end up, due to holiday-related injuries and illnesses. Here are some tips to help keep your children safe and well this holiday season, from the American Academy of [...]

How to boost your immune system

By |2018-12-18T18:17:15+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Helpful ways to strengthen your immune system and fight off disease How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and [...]

Applying Food As Medicine (Video)

By |2018-12-18T15:30:35+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Nutritional pharmacology can have profound effects From a low glycemic diet to an anti-inflammatory diet, there has been a resurgence of understanding about how nutrition can be used to fight disease. Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, talks about the dose and application of food as medicine. He has [...]

White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes: Which Are Healthier?

By |2018-12-16T00:23:21+00:00December 16th, 2018|

Try to pick the winning spud Potatoes are a fabulous source of fiber and nutrients (especially if you eat the skin). So should you opt for white or sweet potatoes? Dietitian Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD, compares their benefits: White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes: Which Are Healthier? Source  

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

By |2018-12-15T23:57:57+00:00December 15th, 2018|

Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States.1 Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal. 1. Safely Thaw Your Turkey Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator in a container, or in a leak-proof plastic bag [...]

Navigating the holidays in recovery

By |2018-12-15T23:37:57+00:00December 15th, 2018|

The winter holidays are almost universally experienced as a time of joy, and of familial togetherness. For many they are the highlight of the year, a time of relaxation, gift-giving, spiritual renewal, and reflection on a year of skirmishes fought on behalf of one’s family. But for people in recovery from substance use disorders, such [...]

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

By |2018-12-15T22:22:54+00:00December 15th, 2018|

A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed. Baby Benedicte’s mother was infected with Ebola and died during childbirth. Benedicte showed symptoms only days later and it has taken five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to [...]

Is my urinary difficulty a normal part of aging?

By |2018-12-15T15:40:30+00:00December 15th, 2018|

Q. Sometimes I urinate normally, but often I have to wait for the stream to start, or it takes much longer to finish. It may even stop and start, so I have to sit on the toilet much longer than in the past. I do feel that I empty my bladder, but it takes a while. [...]