Monthly Archives: April 2011

What’s Your pH IQ?

Do you know what pH means? It stands for “potential of hydrogen.” It is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. It is the acid-alkaline ratio, a balance between positively charged ions (acid-forming) and negatively charged ions … Continue reading

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Our Kids Need Their Sleep!

Ever wondered how much sleep children really need? Here’s a guide, from Richard Ferber’s Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine in the Child: 0 to 3 months                                           14 to 16 1/2 hours 3 to 9 months                                           14 to … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It: Make the Most of Eye Contact

Dark circles. Bags. Puffiness. Wrinkles. Our eyes, and the delicate skin around them, tell so much about us. When we are happy and well rested, our eyes sparkle and dance. When we are overworked and under stress, our eyes grow … Continue reading

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Protecting the Prostate

The prostate gland, which is about the size of a walnut, is wrapped around the urethra, or small tube that carries urine to the bladder. When the prostate becomes enlarged, it can lead to problems. What causes this to happen? … Continue reading

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Nutritional Supplements Are A-OK

Back in 2003, the American Medical Association gave its nod of approval to the use of vitamin supplements. Americans need them, it is now well known! How can you be sure that your vitamins are right for you? First, talk … Continue reading

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Are Physicals Needed?

According to leading doctors in medical schools and government agencies, they are a waste of time and money. The American Medical Association stopped recommending the comprehensive yearly physical exam in 1982. Yes, it’s true! Mammography and fecal occult blood testing are … Continue reading

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Politically Correct Aging

“The aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through Congress.”  (Author unknown.)

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