24October2012

Swim Your Way to Fitness and Better Health

Posted by Jody under: Health.

With the kids returning to school and some resemblance of a schedule entering many people’s lives, now is the perfect time to add to our fitness routines. And what better choice than the addition of this highly beneficial and relaxing form of exercise: swimming. Read the rest of this entry »

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23October2012

Holiday Herbs Mistletoe

Posted by Jody under: Alternative Medicine.

Plants such as pine, holly, mistletoe and poinsettia are as much a part of Christmas as the food and gifts. Long before there was a Christmas, primitive Europeans hung evergreens above their doors at this time of year, believing that woodland spirits that were forced to wander around in the cold would take shelter there and bless them with good fortune and health. To the Druids, evergreens were sacred, ‘the plants that do not die,’ a symbol of life itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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16October2012

What is Krav Maga?

Posted by Jody under: Health.

Martial arts isn’t solely an ancient Asian practice. An Isralian self-defense system called Krav Maga is a recent addition to the world of martial arts. Read the rest of this entry »

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11October2012

Head-Injured Drivers Pose Safety Risk. Part 4

Posted by Jody under: Mental Health.

“State licensing bureaus are not sure what to do with people experiencing brain disorder other than those who have the misfortune of having seizures,” says Tom Novack, Ph.D., a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry »

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10October2012

Head-Injured Drivers Pose Safety Risk. Part 3

Posted by Jody under: Mental Health.

Based on Deb’s earlier research, many patients continue to have concentration and memory problems, impatience and irritability even one year after head injury, and are at a higher risk for developing seizures. Read the rest of this entry »

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9October2012

Head-Injured Drivers Pose Safety Risk. Part 2

Posted by Jody under: Mental Health.

About one-third of those still driving had problems staying awake and dizzy spells, and one-quarter had visual problems, decreased concentration and attention, and impaired safety judgment. Read the rest of this entry »

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8October2012

Head-Injured Drivers Pose Safety Risk. Part 1

Posted by Jody under: Mental Health.

As a cyclist often caught in congested London traffic, general practitioner Douglas Carnall, M.D., worries about hazardous driving. In fact, his Web site even promotes the “Fumin’ Pad,” a Velcro-backed pad of Post-It notes easily mounted on bike handlebars, so that cyclists can jot down the license numbers of dangerous motorists and report them to the police. Read the rest of this entry »

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8October2012

Are there any Foods and over the Counter Medications Children five and Younger Should Avoid?

Posted by Jody under: Wellness.

I am not a nutritionist, so I do not have the answer to specific food questions. A good diet means more fruit and veggies, less meat and some good grains. Dairy products can be a cause of allergies in young children. An allergic reaction to foods may also cause sleep disturbances and behavior problems in children, too. You will know over time by watching these patterns. If you have a question about specific foods and their interaction with meds, call your doctor. Read the rest of this entry »

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28September2012

Falling in Love Forever

Posted by Jody under: Home.

Some people who may not feel like they are intensely in love with their future partner think they can find love down the line – after being married for 10, 20 or 50 years. In my opinion, those in this category are definitely a ‘brave crowd.’ They open the doors to their future marriage blindly. Read the rest of this entry »

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23September2012

How to Cheer for the Team

Posted by Jody under: Children's Health.

There are cheering rules for parents (and other adult fans, too):

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