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Health Headlines - September 24 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Thalassemias Thalassemias is the name for the group of genetic blood diseases which vary widely in severity. As frightening as thalassemias can be, the outlook is encouraging. In the past 20 years, new therapies have greatly improved the quality of life and life expectancy in kids who are diagnosed with this disease. What Is Thalass ... Read on »
MUSIC IS THE DOCTOR by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 23 Dec 2012 12:00am “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”    Calvin Coolidge, U.S. President, 1923-1929   Coolidge may not have been the best President we ever had but he sure did have a good sense of the full meaning of our ... Read on »
Hazy, Hot, Humid by WellnessPossibilities Patient ExpertHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 5:33am By Carol Harblin (CHHC) New York State and New England area is experiencing a heat wave. I listened to the weather report last night and they were warning all of us to stay in air conditioning. They gave us warning signs of a heat stroke too...(i.e. blurred vision, light-headed). They even went the extra distance and showed us how hot it co ... Read on »
Recipes for Comfort by WellnessPossibilities Patient ExpertHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Aug 2011 11:46am By Carol Harblin (CHHC) Summer is still upon us, though we can feel it winding down. What kind of positive healthy changes can we implement to our daily diets that will keep us nourished and warm this Autumn and Winter....during the Vata months. There are a couple recipes that are hearty and warming for the cooler months ahead and they ... Read on »
Chestnut Coffee Cake with Chocolate Filling - Gluten Free by Sheltie Girl Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:33pm One of the wonderful things about the holidays is that we always have an abundance of good food to share together. From candy to stuffing, vibrant greens to winter fruits, I try to cook ahead so we have a variety of foods to eat without spending a lot of our family time in the kitchen. My husband and I used to enjoy having coff ... Read on »
DIARRHOEA by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day. Diarrhoea is a common problem that usually lasts a day or two and goes away on its own without any special treatment. However, prolonged diarrhoea can be a sign of other problems. People with diarrhoea may pass more than a quart of stool a da ... Read on »
Six Degrees of Preparation by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:23pm So we were there in the greenhouse yesterday at my farming class, the dozen or so of us around the center tables, each with two trays of plant cells filled with farmer and educator Lynn Pugh's hand-mixed planting soil. Some of us simply want better home gardens, some have already started new farms, and some are heading in the community garden ... Read on »
Holy Cow video: preview of the brisk 53 degree swim at the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Boise triathlon by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Jun 2011 12:00pm Here’s how the Lucky Peak Reservoir is described in a recent article previewing the 4th annual Ironman 70.3 Boise triathlon: The two-transition race has its 1.2 mile swim held in the Lucky Peak Lake, located 18 miles southeast of Boise. The single looped swim can be guaranteed to be a wetsuit swim, with the water temperatures expected ... Read on »
Welcome to our Snowbank - or - What to Do For Fun When it is -20 Degrees Outside by Tara Robertson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 17 Jan 2013 9:00am Hi everyone! My name is Owen. I'd like to show you what we do for fun around here when it is -20 degrees Celsius. That is -4 degrees Fahrenheit for those of you who don't speak Canadian. You may think that -20 is really cold. And you are right. It is. It is stupid cold. But not as cold as -40. And it gets that cold here. So -20 is ... Read on »
Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »