The Heat Is On! What To Be Aware Of To Avoid Heat Exhaustion And Heat Stroke

16 Jul 2012
0 Comment

Heat Cramps (the mildest condition) can lead to Heat Exhaustion which can lead to Heat Stroke (which if severe can be a life threatening condition!). Who is at risk: The very young less than 4 years old. Older adults more than 65 years old with chronic illnesses and/or on medications. Any person on certain medications or taking illicit drugs or drinking excess alcohol. Obese individuals. Those exposed to a sudden temperature change, “heat waves” or travel to a hot climate. Causes: High temperatures. High humidity. Strenuous activity. Dehydration. Alcohol consumption. Overdressing. Signs and symptoms: Body temperature of 104 degrees F or higher–seek immediate medical attention! This is Heat Stroke! “Goose.

Reality Weight-Loss TV, Is This Degree Of Weight Loss Possible For The Rest Of Us?

18 Jun 2012
0 Comment

Super intensive exercise-based weight loss programs shed pounds and reduce the risk (and sometimes cure) diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. But is this intense of a program, as seen on ‘The Biggest Loser’, practical for the obese patient who presents to their Primary Care Doctor? This reality TV exercise-centric program with only minor dietary restrictions resulted in a mean weight loss of 36% of starting body weight at 29 weeks. The current belief of experts in this country is to recommend an attainable weight loss goal of only 5-10% for patients presenting to their Doctor for help. After analyzing the results of 35 contestants.

Would You Be Able To Perform CPR If Someone Needed It?

14 May 2012
0 Comment

Why learn CPR? I recently had a very eye opening experience in my own home that has prompted me to make the suggestion that everyone learn CPR. Julie and my three daughters and I were at the end of the evening at home in our living area and were about to head up to bed when my youngest daughter Maddie, 9 years old, was sort of doing a jumping act on the ottoman of a sofa chair. She turned to me and said “watch Dad I can do it blind folded” and she proceeded to cover her head and body with a blanket. As she spring boarded off the ottoman.

Brain Food: Five Things You Can Consume To Help Fend Off Mental and Neurologic Illness

16 Apr 2012
0 Comment

What we consume daily can have a significant implication on how our brain functions and what mental illnesses we may acquire. An unhealthy diet may increase your risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions such as depression and dementia. Healthy diets may be protective. Here are five dietary items to keep your brain on the right track: Fish oil is loaded with DHA and EPA two polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 fatty acids) that can decrease psychosis and depression. Berries have polyphenols which reduce the oxidative stress of free radicals in the bloodstream and slow cognitive decline. Alcohol, always in moderation (one drink per day for women and two drinks per.

Adult Acne?! Here Are Some Myths And Facts About Adult Acne!

09 Apr 2012
0 Comment

New research has shown late-onset or adult-onset acne is becoming increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s. Acne affects over 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and over 25 percent of women between the ages of 40-49. This same research also found that women are more affected by adult acne than men. Here are ten myths and then the facts about adult acne: Adults don’t get acne. Not true and it may look different, more like reddish nodules around your mouth and jaw. Eating chocolate and drinking soda gives you acne. The idea that chocolate and caffeine cause acne has never panned.