Category Archives: Health

Hot Spiced Cranberry Punch

3 pints cranberry juice 1 pint lemonade ½ teaspoon each cloves, cinnamon and allspice 1 cup sugar or honey Simmer these ingredients for 15 minutes and serve in a 2-quart punch bowl. Take 2 lemons, thickly sliced, and stud with … Continue reading

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Heart Attacks from Strenuous Exercise

People with sedentary lifestyles may be at risk for heart attacks induced by physical exertion. In a study of 700 men and women with one heart attack already, researchers found that their risk of heart attack increased six-fold during strenuous … Continue reading

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More on Sex in the Golden Years. Part 2

Every woman is different. However, as we age, biological responses may slow somewhat so that longer and/or stronger stimulation may be necessary to achieve the same response as when we were much younger. Vaginal lubrication is also decreased, which may … Continue reading

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More on Sex in the Golden Years. Part 1

Last week, we discussed how a woman’s sexual needs and desires may continue throughout her lifetime and that for many, sexual activity may even improve after menopause. Fears of pregnancy no longer exist and time and work pressures may be … Continue reading

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Help Teens Practice Safer Sun. Part 3

Never try to tan???– Your teen may hate to hear this but a tan is never healthy. A tan is nothing more than the body’s way of trying to protect itself from the damaging rays of the sun. Avoid tanning … Continue reading

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Help Teens Practice Safer Sun. Part 2

Those most at risk for sun-induced cancers should be extra careful about sun protection. That includes people with: fair skin; blond, red or light brown hair; blue, green or gray eyes; freckles; and easy burning.

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Help Teens Practice Safer Sun. Part 1

Talking to your teen about sun protection might sound unnecessary — but maybe not when you consider the following: Eighty percent of a person’s lifetime sun exposure occurs before age 18.

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What Is Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting almost everyone at some time during their adult lives. Typically, it is discomfort in the lower part of the spine known as the lumbar region, which is the area … Continue reading

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Physical Findings of Coronary Heart Disease

Chest pain is a common physical finding of severe heart disease. During episodes of chest pain the patient may suffer shortness of breath so that he or she is unable to complete sentences or lay flat in bed. The heart … Continue reading

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Baby Fat. Part 1

The worst feeling in the world is when someone asks you when you’re due — a month after you’ve delivered. But let’s face it, most moms don’t wear their old jeans home from the hospital, or for many months afterwards. … Continue reading

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