Month: April 2013

Too Much Calcium Can Kill You

We are great believers in supplements. When we get to our middle and old age, it makes sense to add a bit to boost our health. Doctors are quick to recommend that, as we get older, our bones get brittle and we need more calcium. So, we get it from food, and then we get […]

Lube For Our Joints – Not So Farfetched

How many times did you wake up with stiff joints, thinking how nice it would be if we could just add some lube and make them run smoother, just like an old car. The researchers from the Rhode Island Hospital found the way to do just that, with the help of some mice. Scientists have […]

Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming can offer anyone of any age a huge range of health benefits. You might just feel and look younger, have stronger muscles, and (according to a long time swimmer) better hair. Although you might not have awesome, shiny and chlorine enriched hair, you can find at least ten other reasons to swim.

What is COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) ?

Groups of lung diseases that cause severe lack of oxygen are considered chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or COPD. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the most common COPD conditions. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes. These tubes carry air to and from your lungs. Emphysema develops when the air sacs […]

Food Allergies in Children

In a recent survey conducted in 2011 over 38,000 children younger than 18 were polled to determine their food allergies. It was found that over 8% of children polled and studied, most are allergic to one or more foods. Accord to Susan Schuval a pediatric allergist at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, “…there’s […]

The Importance of Flexibility

When I was a young girl I desperately wanted to be able to do the splits. My mother told me to everyday go down into the split position just as far as my body would let me and eventually I would make it all the way down to the floor. It worked. When you stretch […]

A Sprained Ankle

Sprains are almost as painful as breaks and can actually be stretched or torn ligaments. These ligaments connect your bones to one another and keep them from moving out of their proper places. Ankle sprains are fairly common and take place when you rotate your ankle too far out of the natural position. This can […]

Start Losing Weight

Losing weight is as much a mental attitude as a physical activity. If you learn to make realistic changes to your physical activity as well as to your diet you will definitely lose weight and keep it off. There are thousands of studies on the ways to lose weight, but the best way is to […]

Alcohol Detox Programs

Alcohol detox is a step in the management of alcoholism recovery. Detox is a medically supervised period of withdrawal for addictions. Medications are administered to help control symptoms and monitoring by health professions is used to ensure safety and security. There are also classes and counseling offered during detox to help with both physical and […]

Let’s Talk Calories

Our government is now in the health business. Well I suppose with the FDA, Medicare and hospital regulations they have been in the health business for a long time. With the new health care insurance laws they are even deeper into the business of health.