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Learn the facts about multiple sclerosis
March 13, 2024 1 a.m.

Learn the facts about multiple sclerosis

Cristy Garland is a payroll specialist at Bonner General Health. She also has multiple sclerosis and, lucky for us, is willing to talk about it. “I’ll talk about it to anyone, anytime,” she said. Sharing my story is important because very little is known about MS in the general public.”

The surprising benefits of giving blood
February 14, 2024 1 a.m.

The surprising benefits of giving blood

Every two seconds in the United States, a person needs a blood transfusion, which equates to one in seven hospital patients. So, it's not surprising that blood donors are needed to keep the supplies available to those in need.

It's time to assess your risk for heart disease
January 31, 2024 1 a.m.

It's time to assess your risk for heart disease

The young woman, I'll call Suzanne, is around 40 years old and, I guess, 50 pounds overweight. She always seems to be on the go, but I doubt she works out regularly. She told me her weakness is chocolate chip ice cream, an almost daily treat.

Pick up a few healthy habits this new year
December 27, 2023 1 a.m.

Pick up a few healthy habits this new year

Someone once said it takes 21 days to create a habit and 90 days to make it part of your lifestyle. So, here's the deal. If you start creating good habits today, they'll be as much a part of your daily life as brushing your teeth before Easter! Good idea? Let's talk about some healthy habits that just might work for you.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month
November 8, 2023 1 a.m.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

The woman I called my mother-in-law was actually my late husband’s stepmother. She was what one might call formidable. She was large, opinionated, and stubborn, but I liked her. When she was in her fifties, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

When age-related macular degeneration becomes geographic atrophy
November 1, 2023 1 a.m.

When age-related macular degeneration becomes geographic atrophy

I learn so much from commercials. The other day I watched Henry Winkler talk about GA. He said, “GA is irreversible, it’s important to catch it early.” I wasted no time Googling “GA” to find out what it is. Geographic atrophy, I found out, isn’t when my brain can’t find Bolivia on a map.

Caring for a child with ADHD
October 4, 2023 1 a.m.

Caring for a child with ADHD

Every child will squirm and fidget. Every child will have moments where they’re not paying attention. And every child will have a time when they can’t control their impulsive behavior. However, when these behaviors become pervasive and persistent and interfere with their lives, that child just might have ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).

Your infant can break the chain of familial obesity.
September 27, 2023 1 a.m.

Your infant can break the chain of familial obesity.

Obesity. It’s been named one of the most serious public health challenges of the century. It can harm a child’s heart and lungs, muscles and bones, kidneys, and digestive tract, as well as the hormones that control blood sugar and puberty, and let’s not forget to mention it can take a heavy toll on a child’s social and emotional well-being.

Ahoy maties, it’s time to run a shot across the bow on scurvy
September 13, 2023 1 a.m.

Ahoy maties, it’s time to run a shot across the bow on scurvy

Aaarrgghh! Shiver me timbers; we thought scurvy walked the plank. But avast ye! This buccaneer will blow ye down with a fire in the hole. So, before you think I’ve lost my mind, next Tuesday is Talk Like a Pirate Day and I couldn’t resist getting a head start. I don’t know about you, but I never thought much about scurvy until I read a headline on the National Institutes of Health’s website that said, "Scurvy is back." Apparently just over 7 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from this disease that’s caused by a significant lack of vitamin C.

Tips for avoiding arthritis pain
May 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Tips for avoiding arthritis pain

“You have to get up early in the morning, walk in the open and fresh air, breathe right and properly so it can help you relieve your pain,” a person called Buzz wrote on an arthritis support forum. “Read books daily so they can help relieve pain; do some exercise and meditation daily to relieve stress; sleep properly at night, and if after all this you feel your pain is not cured, consult with a professional for painkillers.”

Lead a healthier and longer life – volunteer
April 26, 2023 1 a.m.

Lead a healthier and longer life – volunteer

There are lots of altruistic reasons for volunteering. You’re serving your community. It’s your chance to give back. You’re providing valuable resources that affect the bottom line. And it frees up paid staff to perform tasks in line with an organization’s goals.

Do you really need an annual physical? Maybe
January 18, 2023 1 a.m.

Do you really need an annual physical? Maybe

Today’s question is, do you really need an annual physical examination? And, the definitive answer is – maybe. There are many benefits to seeing your primary care provider every year. If you’re in excellent health, are under the age of 65, have a good working relationship with your healthcare provider, and you’re not due for screenings, you may be able to skip a year.

Dental health affects digestion and vice versa
November 9, 2022 1 a.m.

Dental health affects digestion and vice versa

Your oral health connects to other parts of your body, and in turn, your digestive system can affect your oral health. For instance, stomach problems can show up as oral sores. The bacteria called H. pylori that causes stomach ulcers can migrate to your mouth and affect gum tissues which may then cause bad breath.

Get in the habit of practicing safe sun
July 13, 2022 1 a.m.

Get in the habit of practicing safe sun

July is UV Safety Month

Bursting the stereotype of migraine headaches
June 22, 2022 1 a.m.

Bursting the stereotype of migraine headaches

Migraine can affect all people

June 8 is World Brain Tumor Awareness Day
June 8, 2022 1 a.m.

June 8 is World Brain Tumor Awareness Day

Day was started as a tribute to patients and their families

ALS is a disease with no cure
May 18, 2022 1 a.m.

ALS is a disease with no cure

ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Lou Gehrig’s disease. Whatever you call it, it’s a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

What does good nutrition mean to you?
March 16, 2022 1 a.m.

What does good nutrition mean to you?

One size doesn't fit all

Studies show HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer
January 5, 2022 1 a.m.

Studies show HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer

I know that vaccinations of any sort are a hot-potato subject

Understanding risk of breast cancer
October 6, 2021 1 a.m.

Understanding risk of breast cancer

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Fungal diseases from mild to menace
September 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Fungal diseases from mild to menace

Fungi are everywhere in our environment

Sepsis, a common but not commonly known condition
September 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Sepsis, a common but not commonly known condition

Sepsis is when your body has an unusually severe overactive and toxic response to an infection

The heatwave will continue through today
August 4, 2021 1 a.m.

The heatwave will continue through today

A look about the effects of heat on our bodies

We all have skin in the game
June 2, 2021 1 a.m.

We all have skin in the game

We all know that skin is the largest organ in our bodies.

Need something to do? Here's a few suggestions
April 18, 2012 7 a.m.

Need something to do? Here's a few suggestions

Tomorrow, sometime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. tell your boss you really need to go to the hospital, then slip into the classroom, just to your right as you enter Bonner General Hospital to see the Art Transplant Sale.