Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Surf’s Up!

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Isn’t it hard to resist those health websites whose alluring promises pop up all time, distracting you from your work?  The ones that will whiten your teeth with a penny’s worth of common household items, solve any unsightly fungus with … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 April 2012

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Drug screens show high degree of noncompliance: “The majority of patients whose doctors order a urine screen to monitor prescription drug use — usually pain meds, central nervous system agents, and amphetamines — are not using them as prescribed, a report … Continue reading

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Health Updates 27 April 2012

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Long MP3 playlists lead to distracted driving: “Searching for a favorite song on your MP3 player in the car can lead to distracted driving, researchers say.  About 90 percent of new vehicles sold in the United States have MP3 connectivity and … Continue reading

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Ready – Set – Where Are We Going?

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Just how prepared is the staff at your mom’s nursing home should the worst happen?   Suppose a tornado bears down on the facility, or flood waters inundate its location, closing bridges and roads for miles around?  What if the … Continue reading

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Health Updates 26 April 2012

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Impulsive tots at risk for gambling problems later: “Preschoolers who are impulsive, restless, moody and inattentive are twice as likely as other kids to have a gambling problem in adulthood, according to a new study.  Researchers from the University of Missouri, … Continue reading

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What Happens To Dad When the Storm Hits?

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Without succumbing to apocalyptic alarmism or joining the ranks of the most extreme preppers, let us consider the probability that we are in for some more wild weather this spring and summer.  We’ve had mudslides, wildfires, floods and tornadoes already, … Continue reading

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Health Updates 25 April 2012

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Really? Optimism reduces the risk of heart disease: “Laughter may not exactly be the best medicine.  But a cheerful outlook on life may be good for your heart.  So concludes new research on the impact of happiness and optimism on cardiovascular … Continue reading