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Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

HDL cholesterol is good for you

Health: You’ve probably heard HDL referred to as the “good” cholesterol. But you might not know what makes it so good. Why is some cholesterol helpful to the heart and other cholesterol (namely LDL) harmful? Comment

Soda bicarbonate and kidney disease

Health: Years ago, before there were so many new drugs with names difficult or even impossible to pronounce, baking soda also known as soda bicarb or sodium bicarbonate was a favorite remedy of the family doctor. It was dispensed as a powder carefully measured out and folded within an individual crisp paper sheet looking very much like chewing gum comes these days. Folding those papers kept the pharmacists of one 100 ago busy indeed. Today, the same medicine comes in tablet form and only recently is its use rapidly increasing, especially for patients with poor kidney function. Comment

What you should know about headaches

Health: Headaches are familiar to nearly everyone: In any given year, almost 90 percent of men and 95 percent of women have at least one. In the vast majority of cases, however, the pain isn’t an omen of some terrible disease. Comment

Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

Why you should choose reusable canvas bags over plastic

Health: If you are a Washington D.C. resident and prefer a plastic bag at the grocery store, you must now hand over a nickel. If you’re a Virginia resident, you might soon be handing over two dimes for one plastic bag. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

High blood pressure, diabetes — double trouble

Health: Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

Find out the truth about drugs

Health: Drugs have been part of our culture since the middle of the last century. Popularized in the 1960s by music and mass media and romanticized in movies and on TV today, they invade all aspects of our society. Comments (1)

Medical lessons from the past live on

Health: Microwave thermotherapy, a non-surgical, office based, long lasting treatment for benign prostatic enlargement is an excellent choice to relieve the annoying symptoms this common male problem causes. The answer to the question “Is it for everyone?” is – “almost everyone,” as long as the diagnosis has been correctly made. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Tips to avoid colds and flu this season

Health: It is cold and flu season again, so it’s time for a refresher course on what you can do to keep your family healthy. Comment

Winter often a deadly time for fires

Health: The cold weather and winter conditions often bring an increase in home fires as many people use alternate heating sources such as space heaters, fireplaces, or coal or wood stoves to stay warm. Fires related to heating are the second leading cause of home fires in this country, and fixed and portable space heaters are involved in 74 percent of fire-related deaths. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

Advances in TherMatrx prostate treatment

Health: Over the past decade, TherMatrx microwave thermotherapy equipment has been steadily improved until now it is the most popular microwave thermotherapy used for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostate enlargement in the United States. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

U.S. doctor teaches Haitians healing

National: Dr. James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine returned from Haiti after a five-day trip to teach healing modalities to 120 volunteers from 34 of Port au Prince’s health, mental health and religious communities. Comment

Becoming a healthier, hotter you

Food: Almost all of us have a distorted image of our body, often due to the importance our culture places on outward appearance and the onslaught of media images of airbrushed models and celebrities. Comment

Becoming a healthier, hotter you

Food: Almost all of us have a distorted image of our body, often due to the importance our culture places on outward appearance and the onslaught of media images of airbrushed models and celebrities. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

PSA dilemma for the elderly man

Health: Recommendations to undergo annual PSA screening for men over 40 have resulted in cutting the mortality rate for prostate cancer by 50 percent. Comment

State grant for KIngsbrook’s adult healchcare program

New York: State grant for Kingsbrook adult health program Comment

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