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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness

History of Breast Cancer Awareness As we’re sure many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   We start seeing a lot of pink – from little pink ribbons pinned on our shirts to pink merchandise and Races for a Cure. Did you know the original idea behind bringing awareness to breast cancer actually started with a salmon-colored ribbon? And that the woman behind the salmon-colored ribbon intended it to shed light on the fact that the National Institutes of Health was only contributing 5% of their annual $1.8 billion budget to cancer PREVENTION?   While raising...

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Swimmer’s Ear Home Remedy

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Health | 2 comments

Here’s a great Home Remedy for Swimmer’s Ear

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You will not believe what this doctor did to his patient.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Health | 1 comment

You will not believe what this doctor did to his patient.

This week I had a conversation with a patient of mine that has Celiac disease and had been fastidious about staying away from gluten. She expressed frustration that she wasn’t getting any better. I asked her about all the foods she was eating, whether she was using using salad dressings with gluten, whether she had gluten in her cosmetics… then It dawned on me. It may be my fault that she’s not improving. There could be gluten hiding in the inactive ingredients of some of her medication. Inactive Ingredients In prescription and many over-the-counter medicines, fillers...

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Antibacterial Hand Soaps with Triclosan

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Antibacterial Hand Soaps with Triclosan

Antibacterial Hand Soaps with Triclosan

If you’ve ever washed your hands with antibacterial hand soap there’s a good chance you were rubbing triclosan into your skin. The state of Minnesota just signed a bill to prohibit the use of triclosan in most consumer products. There have been a few studies that raise concern for the human use of triclosan in things like antibacterial soaps (one of the most common uses of the chemical).  The American Cleaning Institute had urged the Governor of Minnesota to veto the new bill, saying triclosan has been thoroughly researched and shown to provide important health...

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Near Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Clinic, Health | Comments Off on Near Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Near Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Do you know what “Near Drowning” looks like? Watch this video and see if you can identify the child that is about to drown before the lifeguard does. Drowning itself is quick and silent, although it may be preceded by distress which is more visible. A person drowning is unable to shout or call for help, or seek attention, as they cannot obtain enough air. The instinctive drowning response is the final set of autonomic reactions in the 20 – 60 seconds before sinking underwater, and to the untrained eye can look similar to calm safe behavior. Lifeguards and other persons...

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7 Reasons Women Need to Strength Train

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on 7 Reasons Women Need to Strength Train

7 Reasons Women Need to Strength Train

The reason I use the specific words strength train instead of lift weights, exercise or do cardio is because I truly mean women need to train for strength.  According to wikepedia, strength train is: a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction, which builds strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.  Ladies, don’t give up on me just yet.  Don’t think I want you to bulk up and look like a man.  That is simply not the case as us women do not produce the amount of testosterone men do. Remember strength...

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