Jul
26
2011

It has become a common problem in the health industry to take a poorly researched concept and blow out of proportion its potential in the interest of capitalism. Probiotics are no exception. The actual research into probiotics has been limited and in some cases poorly designed, and the results have been misinterpreted, over-generalized and misrepresented by the supplement industry. So is there a use for probiotics or not? Read the entire post…

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Jul
19
2011

Salmonellosis Common Food Poisoning

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Food and Food Safety.
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Salmonellosis is garden-variety food poisoning. Not very exciting by itself, but do you know what actually causes it? How about what things could have it and make you sick? Before you take a sip of that eggnog, nibble that cookie dough, or pick up your pet lizard, think again … and read this! Read the entire post…

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Jul
18
2011

A Little Pressure Can Save a Life

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: First Aid.
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EMERGENCIES

Stopping the Bleeding in Severe Wounds

If you are helping a person who is bleeding severely, and you’ ve called 911 for emergency medical help, which hasn’ t arrived, be ready to stop the bleeding yourself using the following steps:
Apply direct pressure to the wound, using a clean cloth (or if necessary, your hand). Read the entire post…

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Jul
12
2011

Bursitis and Tendinitis

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Health.
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Bursitis and tendinitis are terms used to describe the inflammation of the bursae and tendons near joints and bones in the body. A person with bursitis or tendinitis may have pain, tenderness, and stiffness near the inflamed bursa or tendon. Weakness may then develop in the nearby muscles. Bursitis or tendinitis occur most often in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. Read the entire post…

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Jul
05
2011

Treating Chronic Ankle Sprains

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Alternative Medicine.
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Q.I seem to have very weak ankles. All I have to do is walk across the yard, and if there is a stone or unlevel ground, my ankle turns. Is there any exercise I can do or ankle support I can wear? Read the entire post…

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