Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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 the whole cloves, then float them on top of the punch. Yield: 12 cups. Read on »

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 physical activity. The increased risk of heart attack dropped 15 minutes after activity, and disappeared 45 minutes after activity. Read on »

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 contribute to the longer time it takes to become aroused. There are some very good vaginal lubrication products available today such as Astroglide and Replens. Read on »

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 relieved. However, there are some physiological changes that do occur with aging, which may affect sexual function. Read on »

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 salons altogether — There is absolutely nothing that your teenager can gain from the harmful ultraviolet rays in a tanning salon. Read on »

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. Read on »

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. Read on »

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 between the bottom of the rib cage and the top of the hipbone. Read on »

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 rate can be slow or fast. Read on »

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. It seems with subsequent children and advancing age, it gets harder and harder to lose that baby weight. Read on »