Jul. 17th

SAY WHAT . . . ?

 Even small noises cause the pupil of the eye to dilate.  This may be why surgeons, jewelers, and other who perform delicate manual operations tend to be bothered by uninvited noise:  it subtly blurs their vision. A large meal will temporarily make your hearing less sharp. Your ears can determine the direction from which a […]

Jul. 10th

THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL HEALTH

Proper oral health is good for more than just a glowing smile.  Problems in your mouth can signal problems elsewhere in your body – -and bacteria in your mouth can cause problems elsewhere. The mouth can be used as a diagnostic tool.  The CDC reports that “mouth lesions” and other oral conditions may be the […]

Jun. 26th

STAY COOL

Summer came early this year in some parts of the country!  The summer sun and high temperatures affect everyone . . . especially those of us working outdoors.  It’s important to take precautions to protect your skin and eyes.  Beware of the strong, skin-searing midday sun from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Don’t leave home without sunscreen […]

Jun. 19th

GET A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

BAN BLUE LIGHT IN THE BEDROOM Insomnia feeds on the minor details of modern life, like the soft blue glow from a cell phone, PDA, or digital clock resting on your bedside table. The short waves of blue light may interfere with sleep. TIP: Turn of TVs, computers, and other blue light producers an hour […]

Jun. 12th

FAST FOOD: 6 ways to healthier meals

Can fast food be part of a weight less or healthy diet plan? You might not think so. In fact, you might even think that you can’t have a meal that’s both quick and healthy. But this isn’t necessarily so. An occasional stop at a fast food restaurant can fit into a healthy diet plan. […]

Jun. 5th

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HEAT STRESS

The mercury is rising – and with high temperatures forecast – the combination of heat, humidity and physical labor cam be dangerous for those working outdoors. Here are some tips to keep you safe and healthy throughout these hot summer months. The two most serious forms of heat related illnesses are heat exhaustion (primarily from […]

May. 29th

DIABETES CHECK-UPS: WHY YOU NEED THEM

Regular medical check-ups are vital to diabetes care.  Your doctor looks for warning signs of diabetes complications, and tests your blood and urine to help monitor your condition.  The more you prepare for each diabetes check-up, the more effective your checkups will be. How often you see your doctor or other members of your healthcare […]

May. 22nd

SAVE YOUR SANITY

1. Go to bed on time and get up on time so you can start your day unrushed.   2. Simplify and un-clutter your life. Less is more. Although one is often enough, two are often too many.   3. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.   4. Pace yourself. […]

May. 15th

HEARTBURN OR HEART ATTACK?

HOW DO YOU KNOW?  “My chest feels like it’s on fire!” Sound familiar?  The problem is that a fiery chest pain can be symptomatic of heartburn or of a heart attack.  An occasional episode of heartburn can usually be easily treated, while a heart attack is much more serious (duh!). The trick is knowing the […]

May. 10th

YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT!

Did you know that if you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib?  If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck.  If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out! Yikes – your mother was right!