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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Unwanted medical treatment we cannot afford

Imagine your 90-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease and is near death. But before she became mentally incompetent, she gave you power of attorney to sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order so medical personnel would honor her wishes to die peacefully, without aggressive medical interventions in her final days. Comment

What you need to know about controlling high blood pressure

(Family Features) High blood pressure is sometimes called the ‘silent killer’ because it has no symptoms, except in extreme cases. It’s critical that the millions of people who have high blood pressure learn how to control it, before it’s too late. Comment

Some tips to help you stay fit this summer

(Family Features) Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it’s important to find a fitness routine that you can maintain. These tips will help you get motivated and keep moving for a healthier body. Comment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

(StatePoint) In the warmer months your home’s outdoor space is just as important as the rooms inside, especially if your family spends a lot of time outside. Comment

Monday, June 24, 2013

No passport, no love

Viewpoints: Nancy’s mother Gale came down with a terrible cough and fever in December 2011. She saw numerous doctors in her home country of Guatemala. Each one sent her home with a recipe for a home remedy. […] Comment

Monday, June 17, 2013

Protect your skin against scrapes, bites and burns

(StatePoint) Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Comment

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Brooklyn: The dreary weather did not prevent hundreds of Caribbean and other nationals from attending State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn’s 27th annual community health fair at its Central Brooklyn location in East Flatbush. Comment

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Take the sting out of Summer

Summer is a time for enjoying warm weather, but spending time outside also increases the risk of contracting serious conditions like Lyme disease, poison ivy rashes, West Nile virus and allergic reactions to bee stings. Comment

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

(StatePoint) One of the customary perks of getting older is growing a little wiser along the way. You’ve most likely come to appreciate your “thicker skin” when dealing with life’s sticky situations. However, when you look in the mirror, all you seem to see is thinning skin -- your epidermis that is, not your ego. Comment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

(StatePoint) Everyone knows that proper diet, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking are crucial to great health. But some experts say that a truly positive outlook on life can be just as powerful a factor in improving overall wellness. Comment
(StatePoint) There may be some credence to the old saying that “beauty comes from within.” Scientific research shows that the appearance of your largest, most visible organ -- your skin -- can be directly affected by the vitamins, nutrients and minerals you feed your body. Comment
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