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  • The line in the warming center in St. Paul's
    24th Annual Community Holiday Dinner a big success
    Fliers were everywhere, so it's too bad if you missed it! The line started before 3:30, and maybe before 3:00, and while the line of people continuously grew; it also moved quickly and entered you into a warming center, located inside St. Paul...
  • Bird flu in Oregon
    USDA reports bird flu H5N8 found in Oregon poultry
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency found the disease known as bird flu in backyard chickens in Oregon. On Friday, the USDA reported their findings of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 detected in a flock of...
  • weight loss
    How to lose weight through mind control
    When considering a weight loss program, most people want something concrete that they can manage like opting for healthy foods or lack thereof by way of starvation. Less consideration is given to the intel of weight loss. A simple and easy weight...
  • Active surveillance recommended for prostate cancer
    Active surveillance recommended for prostate cancer
    A new study has found that active surveillance is preferable to surgery or radiation for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in some men, such as the elderly or those with major health problems it...
  • Christmas miracles
    Christmas miracles
    How has the season been treating you so far? Have you experienced any Christmas miracles yet? Would you notice if you did or is the chaos of the hustle and bustle in your world draining the magic from Christmas?What I have discovered is if I focus...
  • Andy Allison
    Firefighter who was electrocuted in Texas could use help with his dental bills
    Andy Allison was on the job as a firefighter in Lewisville, Texas when he was in a laundry room putting out a fire with a hose and came in contact with 220 volts of live electricity on August 12, 2012. It took a while for other firefighters to...
  • Putting together the Board
    Putting together the Board
    This is the time of year when families get together and have time to reflect as well as plan the future. What a great time to begin the conversation with our parents about their future. Should this be the first conversation regarding elder life...
  • Live longer with ibuprofen
    Live longer with ibuprofen
    Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly taken for pain relief, fever reduction, and to reduce inflammation. Brand names include Advil, Genpril, IBU, Midol, Motrin, and Nuprin. A new study has found that the medication...
  • Elderly
    Clot-removing stent provides better stroke recovery
    A study conducted in the Netherlands found that using a new type of stent to remove large blood clots in the brain greatly enhanced the recovery of stroke patients, allowing many to return to an independent life. The study, published in the Oct....
  • A baby
    Phthalate emissions from vinyl crib mattress covers are increased with heat
    It's a really sad thought that concerned parents could be inadvertently poisoning their babies with mattress covers. The American Chemical Society reported on Dec. 17, 2014 heat actually increases phthalate emissions from vinyl crib mattress...
  • Many patients with allergies or asthma do not use medical devices correctly
    Many patients with allergies or asthma do not use medical devices correctly
    Most inhaler and epinephrine auto-injector users do not know how to use these medical devices properly to manage asthma or to treat severe allergic reactions, says the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). The study was...
  • Banana
    Depressed, try a banana.
    Banana pudding, banana bread, banana protein shakes, banana french toast, banana whip cream, banana martini - just to name a few. Recipes to follow.Bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a...
  • Watch for chikungunya
    From zero to one million cases in just a year
    In early December, 2013, chikungunya was unknown in the Americas. One year later, the latest data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reports over one million cases of the mosquito borne viral illness. In a Dec. 18 piece, CNN covered...
  • Soda isn't the Enemy, but Moderation is Key: A Gift for the Soda Junkie
    Soda isn't the Enemy, but Moderation is Key: A Gift for the Soda Junkie
    Reaching for a glass of cola may not seem like the worst thing that one could but in a recent study conducted by UC San Francisco researchers found that outside of promoting obesity, it is associated with cell aging.It was reported that the...
  • A Closer Look At Rheumatoid Arthritis
    A Closer Look At Rheumatoid Arthritis
    As people, from time to time, we get to suffer from all kinds of diseases. One such disease that can affect one is Rheumatoid Arthritis. In worst situations, a person’s body part can be rendered completely unusable. Read on to find out more...