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Brother, can you spare an organ?
April 7, 2021 1 a.m.

Brother, can you spare an organ?

A living donor should be at least 18 years old and be in good physical and mental health.

Confusion, possible agitation sign of UTI
March 31, 2021 1 a.m.

Confusion, possible agitation sign of UTI

The elderly displaying symptoms of dementia are often actually suffering a urinary tract infection.

Finding answers to teens' questions about substance use
March 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Finding answers to teens' questions about substance use

We're smack dab in the middle of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month stresses inclusion
March 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month stresses inclusion

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) develops a campaign each March to bring awareness of developmental disabilities and highlight how those with and without disabilities can come together to form diverse communities.

Genetically caused bleeding disorder affects both males and females
March 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Genetically caused bleeding disorder affects both males and females

The National Hemophilia Foundation names von Willebrand disease as the most common bleeding disorder in the U.S.

Multiple sclerosis: facts, statistics and what we don't know
March 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Multiple sclerosis: facts, statistics and what we don't know

In simple terms, multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease affecting the central nervous system.

Better to be safe than sorry
February 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Better to be safe than sorry

Let’s continue to follow the experts’ advice and remember that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. That’s what my mother said right after, “Better to be safe than sorry!”

Joint swelling, pain may be caused by bursitis
February 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Joint swelling, pain may be caused by bursitis

Bursitis is the painful swelling of a small, fluid-filled sac called a bursa.

February is Prenatal Infection Protection Month
February 10, 2021 1 a.m.

February is Prenatal Infection Protection Month

It’s said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Today’s subject is how to prevent prenatal infections. The steps a will-be mother can take to safeguard her fetus are relatively simple; it’s simply knowing what to do.

Studies link hypertension and dementia risk
January 20, 2021 1 a.m.

Studies link hypertension and dementia risk

We’re often told that high blood pressure (hypertension) is associated with increased risk of heart disease and strokes. But, have you heard that it can also increase your risk for dementia?

A look at spina bifida
January 6, 2021 1 a.m.

A look at spina bifida

“We were told he would never walk; he would never go to a ‘real’ school; he wouldn’t be a normal kid.” These are the words a woman named Erin wrote on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website regarding birth defects. “They told us that as a result of having spina bifida, his life would be hard, and he would likely suffer because of it.”

Turn New Year’s resolutions into habits
December 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Turn New Year’s resolutions into habits

Happy New Year! In the next few days, about half of us will make New Year’s resolutions, but only ten percent of us will actually keep them until Valentine’s Day.

All you never wanted to know about foodborne illnesses
December 23, 2020 1 a.m.

All you never wanted to know about foodborne illnesses

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that there are about 48 million cases, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,200 deaths every year attributed to foodborne illnesses. Combating foodborne illnesses is a top priority for the Food and Drug Administration.

High ankle sprains are a pain in the ligament
December 16, 2020 1 a.m.

High ankle sprains are a pain in the ligament

When I watched Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback for the 49ers, go down with a high ankle sprain, I said something like, “Rub a little dirt in it, it’ll be fine.” But, apparently, it’s a more severe injury than that. And, since it’s not only a common football injury, it can happen while skiing or snowboarding and many other sports, I thought it was a good time to put high ankle sprains on the subject list.

Cystic fibrosis treatment much improved
December 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Cystic fibrosis treatment much improved

John is one of those people who can always see goodness in everyone and everything. I worked with him for years at another newspaper and because we shared a cubicle I saw first-hand his love and extraordinary patience with his wife and two daughters, the younger of whom had cystic fibrosis.

Don’t invite stress and depression to your holiday celebration
November 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Don’t invite stress and depression to your holiday celebration

When you were deciding where and with whom you would spend Thanksgiving tomorrow, I bet you didn’t expect that stress and depression would be on the guest list. Maybe they are but, just because they were invited doesn’t mean they have to come.

Fight childhood obesity one child at a time
November 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Fight childhood obesity one child at a time

There’s an epidemic raging in this country, and I’m not talking about COVID. I’m talking about childhood obesity.

Don’t forget the signs of Alzheimer’s
November 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Don’t forget the signs of Alzheimer’s

The following are 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s excerpted from the Alzheimer’s Association website. We must know them not only for ourselves but for our loved ones as well.

Don’t let the pre in prediabetes fool you
October 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Don’t let the pre in prediabetes fool you

Prediabetes. It’s real. It’s common. It’s reversible. Remember that when your primary care provider tells you that you have it. But, also, don’t let the “pre” fool you. If left untreated the prefix goes away.

Don’t put off breast cancer screening
October 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Don’t put off breast cancer screening

“I worry that some women are still going to be putting off getting a screening mammogram because they are scared of getting COVID-19,” said Kara-Lee Pool, M.D., a breast radiologist with RAD-AID International in Los Angeles.

You can’t spell scoliosis without an S or C
September 30, 2020 1 a.m.

You can’t spell scoliosis without an S or C

You can’t spell scoliosis without an S or C

FMD is an uncommon arterial disease
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

FMD is an uncommon arterial disease

FMD is an uncommon arterial disease

The cause and treatment of dry eyes
September 16, 2020 1 a.m.

The cause and treatment of dry eyes

The cause and treatment of dry eyes

The importance of annual physicals
September 9, 2020 1 a.m.

The importance of annual physicals

The importance of annual physicals