“Take care of yourself” is a phrase we hear and say a lot these days. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of social distancing, we are typically saying that phrase over the phone, during a zoom call, via text or on social media—not so much in person [...]
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Never before have we had access to the amount of medical information that we do today. This is terrific in many ways, as we are probably the most savvy generations of medical consumers that ever lived. But there is far too much misinformation that also gets spread around. Right [...]
In Japan they call it 50 year old shoulder, an inexplicable pain that grows in the shoulder, making it harder and harder to move. It is most common in people over 45 and the stiffness that results is so severe, in America we call the ailment frozen shoulder. As [...]
You might have noticed a new energy drink on store shelves this month, Coca-Cola Energy. Coca-Cola launched this product (Jan, 2020), for the first time joining the fast growing $12 Billion energy drink market. Some predict the entry of this trusted brand into this market will lead to even [...]
Heart attacks don’t always look like they do in the movies: an older male clutching his chest or left arm, falling to the ground. For one thing, a person having a heart attack may well be a woman. Heart disease doesn’t discriminate: it is the leading cause of death [...]
Most of us know that exercise is good for us! Why is it then, that it can be so hard to get our butts moving? According to the American Heart Association, “Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health.” While not exercising [...]
The bloody nose holds a unique position in our cultural mind’s eye. It is a no-big-deal playground occurrence, but at the same time, it’s the telltale sign that the movie hero is soon to die of some horrible illness. With the dry air of winter on the way, you [...]
Last month (Aug, 2019) the U.S. Department of Transportation officially added miniature horses to their list of service animals permitted on flights. “The Enforcement Office intends to use available resources to ensure that dogs, cats, and miniature horses are accepted for transport,” they said. We’ve come a long way [...]
On a routine 40-minute flight from Honolulu to Hilo, Hawaii in 2008 two pilots fell asleep, overshooting their destination by 30 miles over open ocean. Thankfully, the pilots woke up, rerouted the plane, and landed safely. This did not go unnoticed. Not by the 43 people on board, their [...]
Maybe you are one of the lucky ones; for all the time you spend outdoors, you never seem to burn, even in the summer. While your pale, freckled friends are still slathering on sunscreen, you’re already cooling off in the pool or practicing your backhand. It’s time you know—you [...]