For Cynthia Howard, some days it’s hard to stand for 30 minutes to make dinner, but this Saturday, she’s going to be moving mountains.
Although it snowed 10 days ago, plants are bravely sending out buds for leaves and flowers. While colorful — and hope inspiring — this means that those who suffer from spring allergies are getting ready for nature’s next round of pollen-induced misery.
For Dr. Mary Eldridge, the motivating factor for bringing Walk with a Doc to Kenosha was learning about the benefits of exercise as outlined in the newly released second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines suggest that for optimal health, children and ad…
Every morning at home, Dr. Mary Eldridge starts her day with mindful meditation.
Got pain? Toothache, lower back discomfort?
Memory care director Mari Pat McAuliff is passionate about the needs of people with dementia and those who care for them.
Overlooking Lake Michigan, the view from the top of the US Bank Center in Milwaukee is breathtaking — especially if you walk the building’s 47 floors to get there.
When he was a teen, Tony Allen struggled with obesity. “I was into sports, but I was really into food,” he said.
Do you suffer from trauma?
What does compliance packaging mean to Julie Veltus?
Improved systems of medication management and increased communication with pharmacists are helping to make the world of pharmacy a kinder, gentler place.
Kimberly Schneider will never know what caused the death of her 4-year-old daughter, Livy.
In our busy world we often hear our clients tell us that they are “too busy” for planning, organizing, taking care of themselves, and more.
They come in flavors like mango, banana and lemon berry and their dispensers be customized with images of cultural icons like Captain America and Cap’n Crunch.
I am typically not much of a follow-through-er.
This time of year includes more weeknights and weekends filled with get-togethers of family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and other assemblages of people you may not see all the time. Throw in all the additional cooking, baking, shopping, spending, eating, drinking and general merrimen…
Picture if you will, the classic cliché of a visit to the psychiatrist: an elderly man looking like Sigmund Freud sits with a notebook in back of a patient stretched out on a couch in a studiously appointed office. The patient talks, the doctor makes notes and may or may not issue a prescrip…
Heart failure is an unfortunate reality for many Americans. More than 5 million residents suffer from the chronic condition, brought on from years of wear and tear on the heart from a variety of reasons.
It’s hard to keep a good doctor down.
What does Chinese medicine have to say about the common cold?
Sometimes it starts with “just feeling crummy”; other times it’s that faintly metallic taste in the back of your throat.
Question: I recently spent $4.50 for a 1.75-ounce tub of Vicks VapoRub (brand name). When I read the ingredients, I noticed that after “camphor” it says “(synthetic).” I wrote to the company, and the response was, “We have used synthetic camphor since 2004/2005.”
Dr. David Curry is a “minimally invasive image-guided proceduralist,” also known as a physician who practices interventional radiology.
“It’s the closest thing to a miracle they let us do in a hospital.”
Three weeks ago today, Bob Nelson was in the hospital in excruciating pain from a compression fracture of a vertebra in his spine.
Question: I have had pain in many parts of my body for years. Like the proverbial frog in boiling water, as my pain increased, I just dealt with it because I seem to have so many side effects from medications.
Sally Hayward is intimately familiar with the problems that can arise from becoming cut off from the outside world.
To make your later years “golden years,” it is best not to be all alone.
Question: I am a nurse who has smoked for 17 years. I used to enjoy it. As a single mom, smoking sometimes felt like my only friend.
Stephanie Mortensen believes that when it comes to accidents and other disasters, you cannot be prepared enough.
Stop the bleeding first.
If you come across an accident scene, there are certain things you can do to assist victims and other things that may be counterproductive, say experts.
Retired Salem resident Cheryl Argiewicz, 73, has health issues that make it hard to get out of the house to grocery shop, and she is not able to cook much more than a pork chop on her own.
Question: When medications lose their potency during shipping, it can be life-threatening. This happened to my son.
Question: There was an article in my newspaper about some new research on older people in good health showing that taking low dosages of aspirin does not lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia or disability. The aspirin increased the risk of significant bleeding in the digestiv…
In December 2015 Eva Hawkins found a lump in her left breast during a routine self-exam. Struck with fear, she said she waited for six weeks, “pretending it would go away.”
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also known as NBCAM. This month has been so designated since 1984.
Question: Drugs for erectile dysfunction are all extremely expensive. Are their prices being fixed, as I suspect? The price has steadily increased to about $60 a pill. And the prices are virtually the same for each brand-name drug. This has been the case since three ED drugs became available…
Advances in cancer research in the past 10 to 15 years are making it increasing possible to tailor treatment to an individual’s specific type of cancer.
Question: I recently read that diclofenac can cause atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, heart failure and strokes. I assume that this is from oral diclofenac.
Question: Without a doctor’s instruction and unbeknownst to his family, my father was popping one regular-strength aspirin a day for years. When he was rushed to the hospital, they found a heart valve leaking, and they implied the aspirin my father admitted to taking was probably the cause.
If you’ve ever had the flu, you know how sick and miserable it can make you feel. With flu season approaching, it’s a good time to answer the questions people often ask about the flu and flu vaccine. Arming yourself with facts about the flu (and getting a flu shot) can help you and those aro…
Question: I received a call from my pharmacy that my blood pressure medicine, valsartan, was being recalled. They replaced it with a safer alternative. When I picked it up, I specifically asked the pharmacist if the valsartan was made by a U.S. company and if it had been manufactured in the USA.
For a Midwesterner of limited budget, it’s easy to get outdoors envy.
WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college.
Question: I have read on your website that herpes infections have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. If there is a connection, would taking an antiviral medicine (one that combats both cold sores and genital herpes) be helpful?
The Sunday pool party at the Pomroys’ home in Bucks County, Pa., looked like countless others.
Question: I was prescribed statins approximately 30 years ago to lower my cholesterol. l had to change statins numerous times over the years because of itching, forgetfulness or other side effects. Approximately 10 years ago, I noticed symptoms of muscle weakness, although previously I was v…
Roughly 54 million people have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. When arthritis is diagnosed, various learning strategies help to reduce its impact and can make living with the condition more manageable.
Question: I am afraid that the new restrictions on opioids may leave some people without good options. I don’t have chronic pain myself, but when my mother was dying of lymphoma back in the 1970s, she was getting good relief from opioid painkillers.