Category: Diseases, Injuries, and Dying

Expert advice to sleep well every night

Expert advice to sleep well every night

What medical experts recommend to sleep well without drugs

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Practical steps to healthy holiday eating

What do marshmallows, pumpkins, eggnog, popcorn, and pears have in common? Well, besides being foods associated with holiday recipes, they're also mentioned in songs about Christmas. You'll also recognize some less everyday foods like chestnuts , figgy pudding,collard greens and wassail.     We all enjoy our holiday traditions of eating and drinking special foods … Continue reading Practical steps to healthy holiday eating

How to cope with winter illness

How to cope with winter illness

  School has started and fall has arrived, which means the start of  the cold and flu season- that time of the year when we see widespread respiratory illness. By this, I means illnesses which cause some combination of Sneezing, coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, fever, body aches and headache. We call these by various … Continue reading How to cope with winter illness

Celebrating change

Celebrating change

At one time, I worked at a hospital whose motto was "we're changing lives" in healthcare.In their promotions, they would share stories about patients whose lives have been improved through their medical care. Sometimes the people who work in healthcare have had their lives  changed, also. I have recently shared these examples on the blog Facebook … Continue reading Celebrating change

People whisperers- how animals help us heal

People whisperers- how animals help us heal

  Man's best friend Calling dogs “man’s best friend” may be a cliché, but it seems true for many people who consider their pets to be family members. And for some people animals are not only pets, but helpers and therapists.         More than pets Dogs have been used to help visually … Continue reading People whisperers- how animals help us heal

TRUMPED BY SOVEREIGNTY- a review

TRUMPED BY SOVEREIGNTY- a review

TRUMPED BY SOVEREIGNTY:     Juggling Faith, Healing, And Submission to God's Perfect Plans BY SARA STOPHEL A MEMOIR   “Damen Ballard, twenty-five, left his apartment on April 19, 1995, to grab a pack of cigarettes at the convenience store. On his way back he took the shortcut…crossing I-44 on foot at rush hour. He … Continue reading TRUMPED BY SOVEREIGNTY- a review

From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran- part 2

From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran- part 2

(This post contains commission earning affiliate links at no extra costs to the buyer) Yesterday I told you about Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President. You can read part 1 here. Today, 2 more physician candidates  from the Republican party. Randall “Rand” Paul, M.D., Republican party candidate Dr. Rand Paul, ophthalmologist, ran for … Continue reading From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran- part 2

6 steps to save your sight

  When we think about prevention in health care, we tend to focus on the worst diseases, those that threaten life- cancer, heart attacks, stroke, violence. But non-fatal conditions can also “threaten life”, putting the quality of our lives in danger. Limited vision contributes to severe and significant loss of function and well being. If you … Continue reading 6 steps to save your sight