Monthly Archives: December 2011

Staying Well — Until January 2012

There are so many opinions and guidance-givers that it seems superfluous to add one more. That said, staying well during the holidays seems to me to be a matter of focusing on the essentials and leaving the superfluous. For the … Continue reading

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Google Scholar — and More

http://scholar.google.com If you are looking for a way to search the web for scholarly research, Google Scholar trawls through billions of bits of data and delivers citations to your desktop. This is a great advance over traditional search engine searching, … Continue reading

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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Cold: Fever is rare in adults and older children, but can be as high as 102 degrees F in infants and small children. Headache, muscle aches, tiredness and weakness, extreme exhaustion: rare, mild, or never. Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat: … Continue reading

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Medical Tourism? A Passage to India

Because of its excellent yet low-cost private hospitals and surgeons, for several years India has been attracting foreigners from other countries in Asia, and from Africa, the Middle East, and even Europe and the United States. The cost of surgery … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Purple

The all-too-common problem with red wine and Concord grape juice is the tendency to spill and stain. Here is the best solution for removing a red wine stain: Mix nearly equal parts of Dawn, Woolite, or any other liquid soap, … Continue reading

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The Color Purple

Red wine has been getting a lot of good press lately. Good old plain grape juice has, too. Can’t drink wine? Try grape juice. Both are reported to have antioxidant properties that are good for the cardiovascular system and good … Continue reading

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Ask Your Pharmacist

If herbs are so great, why should we be careful if we are also taking prescription drugs? It is because like any substance, an herb can react differently with different people or in combination with other substances. It has been … Continue reading

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