Health and Fitness

Bee well: Health from the hive (part 1)

April 28, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter  By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store The “Buzz” about honey Honey is not just another sweetener. But, how many people know or would even guess that honey can balance blood sugar in individuals with diabetes? This information was revealed to the world by Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH, and… [Read More]

Many Americans skipping meds to save money, CDC says

April 28, 2013

Lack of insurance coverage was key factor in patients cutting back on drugs they need Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows. Not surprising, a lack of insurance coverage was a key factor in whether patients went without needed meds, according… [Read More]

Superfoods: Foods with Benefits (part 5)

April 18, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store Hippocrates had it right around 300 B.C. when he advised, “Make thy food thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.” (We’re slow learners as a race, aren’t we?) We discuss 10 superfoods. Traditionally defined, these foods have exceptional properties. A grocery list… [Read More]

Health Tips

April 18, 2013

Encourage your toddler to read Gently note words that are pronounced incorrectly. Reading is a key part of a youngster’s learning and development, and parents can take steps to help children foster a lifelong love of reading. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help toddlers get the most from their reading time: Cuddle… [Read More]

Federal judge issues new ruling on emergency contraception

April 12, 2013

A federal judge has ruled that the emergency contraception drug Plan B One- Step, a.k.a. the “morning-after pill,” must be made available over the counter to everyone. The decision, issued Friday, April 5, 2013, overturns a rule that required anyone 16 years old and younger to have a prescription in order to get the pill… [Read More]

Got asthma? Odds are you have an allergy, too

April 12, 2013

Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adults aged 20 to 40 with asthma, and 65 percent of… [Read More]

Superfoods: Foods with benefits (part 3)

April 6, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store Hippocrates had it right around 300 B.C. when he advised, “Make thy food thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.” (We’re slow learners as a race, aren’t we?) We discuss 10 superfoods. Traditionally defined, these foods have exceptional properties. A grocery list… [Read More]

Sexually transmitted diseases and travel

April 6, 2013

Travelers who have casual sex are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Prevent STDs when you travel overseas. An estimated 20 percent of travelers say that they have had casual sex with a new partner while in a foreign country. The excitement of being on vacation may encourage people to do things they would not… [Read More]

Report: Nearly 14 million cancer survivors in U.S.

April 6, 2013

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors By Robert Preidt There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report. “Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis it often was in… [Read More]

Too much TV may make kids antisocial, study suggests

April 6, 2013

Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by the age of 7, a new study suggests. The researchers also found that time spent playing computer or electronic games had no effect on children’s behavior, according to the report… [Read More]