Flu Season

“Flu” refers to influenza, a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the virus Haemophilus influenza. Flu season runs from Winter into early Spring and can best be prevented by handwashing…

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Measles

Measles. If you were born before 1957, you are considered immune.If you were born in 1957 or after, the recommendations get a bit more complex:-If you know you have received…

How To Maintain Your Metabolism

From Consumer Reports, by Jeanine Detz, 1/12/2019 Do you find that, lately, you get full more quickly or your weight has started creeping up and you’re not sure why? A…

Am I really allergic to penicillin?

From JAMA Patient Page, edited and condensed: Most people who report allergies to penicillin (PCN) are not allergic. About 1 in 10 patients has a PCN allergy noted in their…

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis is a condition in which small pouches (called diverticula) form at weak spots in the wall of the colon.

Six Relaxation Techniques to reduce stress

From Harvard Medical School

HOW TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL WITHOUT DRUGS from Harvard Medical School

You can begin to reduce your “bad” LDL cholesterol by making a few simple changes in your diet.

END OF LIFE ISSUES: 5 commonly held myths

Some people don’t have a health care power of attorney or living will because they don’t realize how important these documents are. Others worry that such documents mean they are signing their lives away. Not so.

FINANCIAL NEWS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Individuals with disabilities and families caring for disabled loved ones have new options to accumulate savings without jeopardizing their eligibility for need-based government help. The new accounts are state-sponsored and tax free and are called…